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Born to Track
3 months ago

Born to Track

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Occidental tracker takes students on a journey through the millennia

Tracking is an ancient art that can put us in touch with our most basic inner selves and our ancestors …
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Wildflower Heaven
7 months ago

Wildflower Heaven

Discover the Indian Warriors, Shooting Stars and other native species in our midst

In the hallway, at my Great Aunt’s house, there was a beautiful picture of an Indian woman …
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Flower Farms
7 months ago

Flower Farms

The growing, sustainable blooms business brings fresh flowers to locals who love them

I’ve been blessed with many bouquets, but it’s the ones spontaneously presented to me when …
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The Return of Steelhead & Coho
9 months ago

The Return of Steelhead & Coho

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Elephants, orangutans and tigers tend to come to mind when we think of endangered species. But we don’t have to go that far afield. We have our own right here …
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Treasures of Sonoma County Cemeteries
1 year ago

Treasures of Sonoma County Cemeteries

When visiting Sonoma County cemeteries, look for the nuances of each one. Celebrate the history associated with them and discover the treasures within. Some things you may notice are the …
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Where the  Birds Are
1 year ago

Where the Birds Are

One of the many benefits to decades of efforts to maintain Sonoma County’s rural landscapes has been the preservation and restoration of a wide variety of bird habitat, making the …
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Lake Sonoma – Gem of Sonoma County
1 year ago

Lake Sonoma – Gem of Sonoma County

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One of Sonoma County’s most overlooked gems is the largest of its outdoor treasures, Lake Sonoma Recreational Area, located in the northwestern part of the county near Healdsburg, Cloverdale and …
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Trail Blazers – Gaining public access to  Sonoma County’s remote wildlands
1 year ago

Trail Blazers – Gaining public access to Sonoma County’s remote wildlands

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From semi-arid inland beauty featuring scrub oak forests, grasslands and even vineyards, to the stunning, seemingly endless vistas and Mediterranean climate of the Sonoma Coast, there is an outdoor …
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Our 9 Favorite Golf Holes
2 years ago

Our 9 Favorite Golf Holes

Perhaps even more so than at winery tasting rooms, Sonoma County’s golf courses might be where you can find the most mixed crowds of both locals and visitors. And, just …
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Winter Cycling
2 years ago

Winter Cycling

Gear and cold-weather tips to keep you on track

I recently began riding my bicycle again after a long, six-year hiatus. When I came to Sonoma County in 1998, I …
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