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Nature Notebook, February 25, 2021

02/24/2021
The full moon on Saturday, Feb. 27 brings mid-morning to noonish high tides in the six-foot range with minus tides near sunset. To the Catawba of North Carolina, this moon is known as the “First Flower” moon, similar to what we are seeing in West Marin, where many flowers have...

Children and families at heart of new radio show

02/10/2021
The newest radio show on KWMR is delighting children and parents alike. “Song and Storytime with Kimmy Nicole” is a wholesome and fun-loving program, offering listeners a glimpse into the conversations between children and their parents and celebrating the curiosity and creativity of the young mind. The host is Kimberly...

The Covid-19 vaccines: Our health and our future

02/10/2021
This week I had a fascinating experience. In the hours following my second Covid-19 immunization—the Moderna version—while I cheered my immune system on, I moved through various stages of discomfort: achy arm, neck and muscles, then chills and profound fatigue. I napped-—twice in one day. I went to bed early...

Nature Notebook, February 11, 2021

02/10/2021
A new moon on Thursday, Feb. 11 brings a spell of morning high tides in the six-foot range. Remember to look just above the moon this week for Saturn, Venus and Jupiter in conjunction. Chinese New Year arrives on Feb. 12; it is the Year of the Ox, whose qualities...

Nature Notebook, January 28, 2021

01/27/2021
Lunar conjunctions—when the moon and planets fall into a line—continue during the week of Feb. 8 to 14. The new moon rising on Thursday, Feb. 11 has been joined all week by four planets. Look for this group of sparkles—Saturn, Jupiter and Venus—in the evenings, with maximum viewing on Wednesday,...

Meet Adam McGill, sheriff candidate

01/27/2021
After a quarter of a century and only one contested election, Marin County Sheriff Robert Doyle will retire from his post in 2022. The race for the seat has begun: Undersheriff Jamie Scardina, who was endorsed by the sheriff after two decades with the county department, announced his run against...

Sue Baty, 1931 to 2020

01/27/2021
Sue Baty, a teacher known for her keen mind, adventurous spirit and inner strength, died in her home of over six decades in Point Reyes Station on Nov. 15. She was 89. Sue arrived in West Marin after her husband, David, took a job serving as a judge in a...

My Covid story

01/20/2021
I’ve got Covid. I never thought I would say those words. My family has been in a bubble since last March, and now we all are ill. Four have positive tests. All have varying symptoms, none severe; two lost their sense of smell and taste. When I heard about the...

It's lambing season at Stemple Creek Ranch

01/13/2021
A lamb will be born on the rolling hills of Stemple Creek Ranch nearly every day through Valentine’s Day. Although the births rarely require assistance from fourth-generation Tomales rancher Loren Poncia and his crew, raising lambs on open, organic pastures involves vigilance, problem solving and care. The flock of around...

Substance use and your health: A fresh take for 2021

01/06/2021
As we embark on 2021, many of us find ourselves evaluating our choices regarding mental health and wellness. What in typical times may be a whimsical notion to shift a behavior may feel now, in light of last year’s challenges, more like battling a tsunami, especially when it comes to...

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