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Bass Fishing Tips For Beginners

Bass Fishing Tips For Beginners

By Rick Wallace Bass are America’s most popular freshwater sport fish and a national institution when it comes to fishing. There are bass fishing tournaments, bass fishing shops and websites devoted to bass fishing – so we thought we’d get fishing guide and resident expert Shawn Chapin to explain its appeal and provide some bass fishing […]

Meet Yellowstone’s Spring Babies

Meet Yellowstone’s Spring Babies

BABY ANIMALS IN YELLOWSTONE Spring is in the air in Yellowstone! The snow is melting, the grass is greening, and any day now we’ll start to spot the spring babies of Yellowstone. Spring is a busy time in Yellowstone National Park. As the winter season draws to a close, roads are opened up and warm-weather accommodations are […]

Visiting America’s Largest Bird Park

Visiting America’s Largest Bird Park

BY FRED J. ECKERT   One of the most distinctive visitor attractions in the United States, a delightful park that appeals to all age groups, is a place you’ve probably never heard of, located in a town you’ve also probably never heard of. Scotland Neck, North Carolina—located roughly midway between North Carolina’s capital city of Raleigh […]

Australian Flower With Petals That Look Like Perfect Little Hummingbirds

Australian Flower With Petals That Look Like Perfect Little Hummingbirds

BY LOUISE BEVAN To the untrained eye, this perfect little parcel of petals may look like an origami hummingbird. It is, in fact, a native Australian flower that blooms to emulate the tiny bird perfectly, and it’s taking the internet by storm. The plant that produces this extraordinary flower is known as the green or regal birdflower, scientific name Crotalaria […]

Community Environmental Council Announces #TogetherWeEarthrise Earth Day Live Festival on April 22

Community Environmental Council Announces #TogetherWeEarthrise Earth Day Live Festival on April 22

    Community Environmental Council   SANTA BARBARA, CA—The Community Environmental Council (CEC) is hosting #TogetherWeEarthrise Earth Day Live Festival, an online event dedicated to inspiration, community building, and climate action. The livestream event begins at noon on Wednesday, April 22 and is available to view at SBEarthDay.org. The online event will be the only Santa Barbara Earth […]

Spring Equinox Nature Hike & Plant Sale at Taft Gardens and Nature Preserve with Lanny Kaufer on Saturday, March 21

Spring Equinox Nature Hike & Plant Sale at Taft Gardens and Nature Preserve with Lanny Kaufer on Saturday, March 21

Now that Mother Nature has had three winters worth of rain with which to recover from the 2017 fire, Ojai naturalist Lanny Kaufer is going back for a private tour of the amazing Taft Gardens & Nature Preserve on Saturday March 21, from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The property, located west of Ojai in […]

Spring Foraging & Survival Workshop with Christopher Nyerges to include primitive fire-making

Spring Foraging & Survival Workshop with Christopher Nyerges to include primitive fire-making

Join Ojai herbalist Lanny Kaufer and special guest author/forager/survivalist Christopher Nyerges on Saturday, March 28, in Ojai to learn seasonal foraging and primitive firemaking. Participants will identify and process edible greens, soap sources, and other useful plants, learn to ignite a fire using only natural plant materials, and enjoy other activities from Christopher’s vast repertoire […]

Ventura Audubon – Volunteer Naturalists Need in 2020 | Learn about endangered shorebirds

Ventura Audubon – Volunteer Naturalists Need in 2020 | Learn about endangered shorebirds

Share your knowledge with others Make a difference in the lives of these endangered birds! Attend a free 4-hr training session*, choose one: *  all sessions run from 9am-1pm   ·       March 7th ·       March 28th ·       April 11th ·       April 25th ·       May 2nd   WE will teach you about the western snowy plover […]

Wilderness course starts Feb. 19

Wilderness course starts Feb. 19

By John Hankins The local Sierra Club’s Wilderness Basics Course begins Feb. 19, the popular and premiere hands-on course that will make you savvy and safe in the backcountry on an overnight or day hike, sponsored by experts of the Los Padres Chapter and friends. Those friends include people from the Ojai Search and Rescue […]

Presidents’ Day Herb Walk & Stone Soup Picnic on Monday, February 17, 2020

Presidents’ Day Herb Walk & Stone Soup Picnic on Monday, February 17, 2020

Join Ojai herbalist and forager Lanny Kaufer on Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 17, for an Herb Walk and “Stone Soup” Picnic at Euterpe Farms in Ojai. He’ll walk the borders of the farm adjacent to the Ventura River Preserve identifying edible and medicinal plants such as sagebrush, purple sage, white sage, and elderberry. Then he’ll […]

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