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Spring Wildflowers and Wild Roses

Spring Wildflowers may have largely dried up in most areas of San Diego County, but in the cooler coastal enclaves ...

Rabbits, and Rodents, and Raids — Oh, My!

The rabbit and rodent population is peaking in the canyons and hillsides of coastal San Diego County. In many neighborhoods, ...

Wildflowers, Silk Oaks, Chamise, Buckwheat, and Agaves

San Diego's Coastal Wildflower Bloom continues practically unabated this year owing to late-season rains and cooler weather during April. On ...

Grunion Running, Snakes Emerging

Grunion Runs are predicted to occur during the late evening hours (generally after 10 p.m. and before 1 a.m.), following ...

Jacarandas, Mustard Plants, and Locust Trees

Blue-Blossoming Jacaranda Trees have already produced a first wave of color along the streets of San Diego. By early or ...

Lyrid Meteor Shower to Peak Saturday

The Lyrid Meteor Shower, which takes place annually, peaks on the morning of Saturday, April 23. This relatively minor meteor ...

Monkey Flowers, Star Jasmine, Black Oaks, and Desert Agaves

Monkey-Flowers /of various species are putting on an excellent display this month around San Diego. Look for these low, shrub-like ...

Grunion Runs

Grunion Runs are predicted to occur during the late evening hours (generally after 10 p.m. and before 1 a.m.), following ...

Coastal Wildflowers, Fremont Cottonwoods, and Bracken Ferns

Warmer Temperatures and less rain coincide with the subtle onset of coastal San Diego's spring season. By April's end, the ...

Sunday's Saturn and Sun Opposition

The Planet Saturn lies at opposition to the sun on Sunday, April 3. Look for this creamy white planet rising ...

Yuccas, Orchid Trees, and Citrus Blossoms

Yuccas of two varieties are in bloom in San Diego County from now through May. Year after year, the Mojave ...

The Big Dipper, the Planet Venus

The Big Dipper, an abbreviated version of the larger constellation known as Ursa Major (the Great Bear), hovers nearly straight ...

African Daisies, India Hawthorn, and Sage

The Annual Green-to-Golden Transition of San Diego's wild grasslands typically starts during early April &mdash though this year, early rains ...

The Moon, the Tides, and the Vernal Equinox

The Moon, just past full phase, rises into the darkening eastern sky at around 7:25 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, ...

Borrego in Bloom

The Anza-Borrego Desert State Park flowers best this month, with peak blooms expected early in the month in low-lying, warm ...

Daylight Savings Time Begins This Weekend

Pacific Daylight Time, or "daylight saving time," starts on Sunday morning, March 13, at 2 a.m. No time is "saved" ...

Wind, Mexican Coral Trees, and Ornamental Peach Trees

March Is the Proverbial Windy Month here in San Diego, as it is in many places. From midday to late ...

Ocean Temps, Ice Plant, Ceanothus, and Hummingbirds

Ocean Water Temperatures, of late in the 50s Fahrenheit, are finally on the upswing this month as the daylight hours ...

Manzanita Shrubs Coming into Bloom

Manzanita Shrubs are starting to bloom this month in the foothill areas of the Cleveland National Forest. The various manzanitas, ...

Tree Height Measuring Ideal Today

Tree Heights can be easily measured this week if the sun shines at midday. On or near Friday, February 18, ...

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