Outdoors Features

El Capitan Canyon Hosts Trails Council BBQ This Sunday

Trails Council BBQ features trail activities, great food and live music with Kalinka. Read story.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Trailblazing Gaviota the Slow Way

Planning committee grinding out details of public trail access. Read story.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Tale of Two Trails

County supervisors take on Las Varas Ranch debate. Read story.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Fuel Break Squabble

Los Padres ForestWatch and Forest Service fight over wildfire prevention. Read story.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Protecting Los Padres Wilderness — and Dirt Bikes?

On Wednesday, Rep. Elton Gallegly proposed adding 63,000 acres of new wilderness and 65,000 acres of new off-roading areas to the forest. Read story.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Urban Harvest

S.B. Foodbank is launching a new initiative, called Grow Your Own Way, to further its goals to eliminate hunger in our community. Read story.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Coldwater Camp Day Hike

Following your bliss on the Manzana Creek Trail. Read story.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Loquat Trees

Fruiting and ornamental, loquat trees can provide shade or a handsome backdrop to the rest of the garden. Read story.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Nature’s Medicine Cabinet

Here’s a look at Sue Reinhart’s fascinating and useful Medicinal Plant Cards of the tri-county region. Read story.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Polar Bear Capital of the World

A Canadian adventure to Churchill, Manitoba is chilling in more ways than one. Read story.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Winter Succulents

Thousands of fleshy spires are emerging from their green rosettes of leaves and soon the millions of tubular flowers that they support will begin to color and open. Read story.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Bare twigs can be quite architectural in their own right. Read story.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Bye-Bye to Backcountry Fishing?

To save the endangered steelhead, environmentalists are working to shut down anglers on the Sespe and Sisquoc creeks. Read story.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Fall Flora

One harbinger of late summer and fall is the “chicken of the woods” that without fanfare appears at the base of (in our area, mainly) eucalyptus trees. Read story.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New Roots

Probably the best-known method of propagating plants is by taking stem cuttings. Read story.

Thursday, October 20, 2011
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