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Hiking with Amphibians and Reptiles on the Stockton Creek Nature Preserve

Frogs were singing and turtles were basking on logs at the Stockton Creek Nature Preserve where I learned how to identify some of our local amphibians and reptiles with the Sierra Foothill Conservancy. Where: Sierra Foothill Conservancy, Stockton Creek Nature Preserve Distance: 2.21 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 2,250′ – 2.406′ Date: April 15, 2018 Maps: Ben Hur, Buckingham Mountain ...

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Cat Benatar Goes Up A Tree, Local Heroes Get Her Down

NORTH FORK – These guys are my heroes! Advanced Tree & Property Services. These two awesome gentlemen came to my house and rescued my daughter’s beloved cat from an oak tree where she had been stranded for nearly three days. When “Cat Benatar” disappeared on Tuesday morning, we assumed the worst – that she had been eaten by something and ...

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Celebrate Organic Wine for Earth Day

FRIANT — Wine consumers and lovers of the Earth can celebrate Earth Day by tasting organic wines and learning more about sustainable and organic practices at Fäsi Estate Winery. One of the award winning wineries on the Madera Wine Trail, Fäsi is located in the heart of California in the Madera Appellation Wine Region. The Earth Day celebration takes place ...

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Escape to Death Valley: The Racetrack

I had heard of the Racetrack at Death Valley and its mysterious moving rocks, but the stories that I had heard of the washboard road and that 3 1/2 hour drive had not put this adventure on my list until now. We rented a jeep for the day and took it where I didn’t want to take my personal vehicle. ...

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Yosemite Valley’s Waterfalls are Looking Good

If you want to see Yosemite Valley’s big waterfalls, now is a great time to go. Yosemite Valley is open and those waterfalls are putting on their best show right now. What is the best way to view the waterfalls? In person, of course. I took a little drive today to check out them out. Yosemite Falls is impressive, dropping ...

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Snag Your Share Of $55,000 At Bass Lake Fishing Derby

BASS LAKE – On the morning of April 30, 2016, at about 9:30 a.m. Chor Vue of Fresno snagged a fish from the shore near the dam at Bass Lake and became $10,000 richer. This could be your year. 2017 Results That’s right, folks: catch a fish during the 38th Annual Bass Lake Fishing Derby for your chance to win a portion ...

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Hiking from Savage’s Trading Post up the Hite Cove Trail

Wildflowers are putting on a show in the Hite Cove area right now. Redbuds were in their prime and the poppies were looking mighty pretty, along with all other kinds and colors of flowers. And those Sierra Newts were out and about. Where: Sierra National Forest Distance: 9.24 Miles Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Elevation Range: 1,400′ – 1,694′ Date: April ...

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Winery-Sage: White Wine Infographic

Can white wine be aged? Should white wine be aged? No matter how you ask the question, the answer given by most people is usually wrong. The ability to age white wine depends on many varying factors which Winery-Sage.com is here to help you identify. We’ve created a visual guide to help you judge whether your French Varietal white wine ...

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NatureBridge Summer Backpacking Program For Teens

YOSEMITE — NatureBridge, the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service, leads life-changing backpacking programs for high school students in Yosemite and Olympic National Parks each summer. These one-week and two-week programs offer the perfect mix of backpacking, science, and adventure and give participants the opportunity to conduct field science investigations in two of the most iconic ...

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