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FOX40
Giant, Puppy-Sized ‘Goliath Birdeater’ Spider Found in South America

Oct 21, 2014
Giant, Puppy-Sized ‘Goliath Birdeater’ Spider Found in South America

An entomologist was out walking in the Guyana Forest in South America recently when he made a frightening find: a giant spider that was roughly the size of a puppy. The tarantula is known as the South American Goliath Birdeater, according to Piotr Naskrecki, who took the photos. The story went viral after photos...

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FOX40
PHOTOS: King Fire Forces Evacuations, Grows in Weekend Heat

Sep 15, 2014
PHOTOS: King Fire Forces Evacuations, Grows in Weekend Heat

EL DORADO COUNTY- The King Fire swelled to 3,000 acres after just a few days, above are some pictures from near the fire line. The fire started Saturday evening, and by Monday morning was only 10% contained. It’s burning in a canyon northeast of Pollock Pines. Find the latest information about the King Fire...

Placer County Online
Fish and Game Commission soliciting grant proposals

Aug 21, 2014

The Placer County Fish and Game Commission is soliciting grant proposals from non-profit organizations, schools, other organizations and individuals. Recipients must use the money for the protection, conservation, propagation or preservation of Placer County’s fish and wildlife. The maximum award amount of any single grant is $1,000. Grants are available for projects that are...

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FOX40
Yolo County Issues Warns Public Not to Handle Bats

Aug 20, 2014
Yolo County Issues Warns Public Not to Handle Bats

WOODLAND- The Yolo County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning for the public to not handle bats after one with rabies was found in Davis. County officials say the bat was found in a tire swing at the Davis Community Park on Aug. 13. It later tested positive for the virus. Residents are urged to...

Woman on Water
Ya Never Know

May 29, 2014
Ya Never Know

One of my favorite things about teaching and guiding kayak adventures is "Ya Never Know" what you might see or encounter.Last week I was guiding a family from the bay area on a Noyo Meander Kayak Tour.  The trip was fun with a positive energetic g...

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Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
National Parks Week is April 19-27

National Parks Week is April 19-27

Each spring, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation invite everyone to celebrate National Park Week. This year, from April 19 – 27 you are invited to celebrate all that America’s more than 400 national parks have to offer with the theme “National Park Week: Go Wild!” From diverse wildlife and iconic landscapes...

Woman on Water
Snow Day on the Eel River

Dec 19, 2013
Snow Day on the Eel River

Cold and dry was the prediction for the winter of 2013/2014 and it seems that they were correct.Over the weekend, Jeff and I did a scouting trip to the Eel River.  We were preparing for a swiftwater safety course and expected the river to be low b...

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The Blue Muse
Flying turkeys!

Nov 28, 2013
Flying turkeys!

I know I've been home alone too long when I start to talk to the dog. It's one of the perils of telecommuting--forgetting social conventions, acting like that white fluff ball actually understands English.But yesterday, it was turkeys.Backyard turkeys....

The Girl With Moxie
Travelin’ with Moxie

After many years of hearing from Pops of how fabulous Montana is, and after many years of me saying, “Not yet, it’s too rural for me,” I finally did it. I rode with Pops from Sacramento to Montana, where Aunt … Continue reading ...

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Kids Busy Book
Bats at Twilight under the Yolo Causeway

Aug 7, 2013
Bats at Twilight under the Yolo Causeway

In the summer, hundreds of Mexican free-tailed bats live under the 3-mile expanse of the Yolo Causeway between West Sacramento and Davis. This are the same species as the bats that congregate under Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin, Texas. We missed our...

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