ARTS ON THE AVENUE

ARTS ON THE AVENUE

Rio Dell’s ARTS ON THE AVENUE Because Art is Good For You By Benjamin Fordham If you like art, food, music, or the town of Rio Dell, you need to check out Arts on the Avenue, held on the second Saturday of every month in downtown Rio Dell. Put on by the Eagle Prairie Arts District, the event is based loosely on Eureka and Arcata’s Arts Alive! and Arts Arcata events, but more relaxed. “It’s…

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Petal Power

Petal Power

Petal Power  Eureka’s Rhododendron Parade By Nathan Butler | Photos by Sam Greene Each year since 1965, Eureka has hosted a parade to celebrate the beauty and popularity of Rhododendrons. In the last weekend of April, the community comes together to appreciate one of the most unique blossoming bushes that can be found naturally behind the Redwood Curtain. Starting at 10am, everything from marching bands to parade floats wind their way from 7th St. to…

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California Bike Trip

California Bike Trip

California Bike Trip Story and Photos By Sean Jansen   It had been in the back of my mind for about a year: To tour the entire European coastline by bicycle, while towing a surfboard. I wanted to start in Norway and head south via the coast until I reached the Mediterranean shores of Southern Italy. I could follow the coast around France, Spain and Portugal, including a ferry ride into the United Kingdom and…

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Whitethorn Winery

Whitethorn Winery

Whitethorn Winery By Michael Martino  Situated just off the banks of the Mattole River is the tiny hamlet of Whitethorn, California. Located just west of Garberville on the way to Shelter Cove, it is in the heart of the Lost Coast surrounded by the King Range and home to the old growth redwoods Humboldt is so well known for. Blink and you might miss it, but there is a unique adventure waiting for those who…

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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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