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Scrub jays (along with their corvid relatives ravens and crows) are among the most intelligent of non-human animals, up there with primates, dolphins, elephants, etc., depending on whose list you consult. Today as I was reading a book on the back deck I threw out a peanut. Within less than a minute a jay got up enough nerve to move ...

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So You Want to Find a Group to go Hiking With. . . .

I hear that you are looking for a group to go hiking with. Well, I have just the group for you! Have you heard of MeetUp Groups? There are Meetup Groups for just about every activity that you can think of. The Central Valley Hiking Meet Up Group is a local group that hikes the area from Yosemite down to ...

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You Can't Fool The Dentist – Floss!

Written by Dr. Adrian Buca Before a dental checkup, have you ever found yourself desperately brushing and flossing your teeth in hopes that your dentist won’t know you haven’t been flossing regularly? Flossing is so easy to forget about. Usually we think brushing is enough and that everything will work itself out at the next cleaning. Not so! Over time, ...

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An Old Fashioned Country Fair

At the annual Gravenstein Apple Fair in Sebastapol. Outstanding displays, music, apple oriented food, and family fun in a beautiful country park. We spent hours listening to Poor Man’s Whiskey and a Zydeko band. Bought a huge bag of just picked gravensteins for $5.00 even though we have our own apple tree at home. Next week it’s to the Cotati ...

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Lazy Camping at Bridalveil Campground

Did you know that when you go camping in Yosemite, you aren’t required to hike? I practiced the fine art of doing practically nothing at Bridalveil Campground in Yosemite. I watched the critters in the campground, watched butterflies showing off on colorful flowers, stared into a campfire in the evening, watched the stars at night and listened to coyotes from ...

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