Creating Your Own Butterfly Garden

Creating Your Own Butterfly Garden

Creating Your Own Butterfly Garden By Benjamin Fordham | Photo by Hilary Osborn When it comes to insects, few are more popular than the butterfly. A butterfly alighted atop your finger or on your shoulder can create a sense of wonder at the natural world. Butterflies can be distinguished from their close relative the moth by the way they hold their wings when resting. Butterflies hold their wings vertically when at rest, while moths hold…

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Trillium Falls

Trillium Falls

Spring is finally upon us. Birds are chirping, the grass is green, and flowers are beginning to bloom. In between rain showers, it feels like summer is right around the corner. On these gorgeous sunny days, I feel anxious working indoors and extremely enthusiastic to go play outside. With all the state parks, beaches, national parks, and forest land, there is a plethora of natural playgrounds to discover in Humboldt. However, I find myself visiting…

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Natural Wonder

Natural Wonder

Camping at Patrick’s Point State Park, by Benjamin Fordham Patrick’s Point State Park near Trinidad is like a land frozen in time. Giant ferns and thick underbrush hem in large natural prairies and centuries old Sitka spruce are buffeted by the Pacific winds. One would almost expect to see a velociraptor trotting down one of the well manicured paths. But you won’t, it’s completely safe, even for children and the elderly. Located approximately 30 miles…

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LOST COAST LOVE

LOST COAST LOVE

LOST COAST LOVE Story and Photos by  Tyler Whiteside Nestled off the Pacific Ocean and protected by jagged hills of emerald green, lies the small but beautiful Lost Coast Vineyard. The setting is serene and relaxing, just as one would expect to find in the remote outpost of Petrolia, California. Sunset Magazine has called the area “too lovely to be believed, perhaps too beautiful to last,” and a leading science journal has called it the,…

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Kinetic Cringe

Kinetic Cringe

Kinetic Cringe The Haunted Kinetic Lab of Horrors By Bernard Bass | Photos by H.R. LoBue   It is just before noon on a quiet Sunday morning at the end of a loosely paved road in Arcata. Changing leaves skirt across the street in a breeze that smells of the fresh, brisk beginnings of a Lost Coast autumn.   Wrapped in a pale-blue, overcast sky, the hazy sun hangs low over a Northern California, Humboldt town….

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MOTHERLODE

MOTHERLODE

MOTHERLODE Get Ready To Get Funky By Josh Ruff     New versions of things from the past are not always good representations of that era, but once in a while people just plain get it right. Motherlode is bringing back 70’s soundtrack funk with a mix of Afrobeat. The Arcata-based band is not an artificial, homogenized version of the past. This explosive nine-piece funk extravaganza is as real as it gets. The band is…

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Redwood Zipper

Redwood Zipper

Redwood Zipper   Story by Vanessa Laird   My heart was thumping out of my chest so loud I thought others could hear it. I tried to ignore the beat and just focus. Breathe, I told myself. I was absorbed in my focus as I began to climb. One step, hold and then the next. I climbed higher and higher. As I analyzed each move before I made it, my fear was forced to the…

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