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June Bugs Emerging

June Bugs are emerging as summer's warmth is finally upon us. The green June beetle, only one of some 300 ...

Magnolia in Bloom

Magnolia, the southern-U.S.-native commonly planted as a decorative street tree in many of San Diego's older neighborhoods, continues to bloom ...

San Diego Heats Up

The heat of summer will most likely reach its feverish peak in inland San Diego County during the coming month ...

Latest Sunset of the Year Tonight

The Latest Sunset of the year, 8:01 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time in San Diego, occurs tonight — Wednesday, June 29 ...

Agaves Blooming

Agaves, (a.k.a. century plants), are coming into bloom in many summer gardens this month. After a decade or more (not ...

San Diego in Colorful Bloom

Colorful foliage along San Diego's coastline lingers, despite the lack of rainfall and warmer, drier days. In the older, landscaped ...

Life's a (Cobbled) Beach

Cobbled shorelines are greeting some beachgoers early this summer season, as in past years. North County beaches tend to suffer ...

Little-Known Facts About the Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice, the time when the sun reaches its northernmost point in the sky, occurs this year at 10:16 a.m. ...

Cricket Songs in Bankers Hill

The chirping of crickets tells us the warmer weather of summer is well on its way. Their plaintive pleadings for ...

Buckwheat in Bloom

Buckwheat, a late-bloomer among native plants in our region, is showing off its small, inconspicuous clusters of cream-colored flowers this ...

June Grunion Runs

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

June's Low Tide and Full Moon

June's Lowest Tides are for early risers only! Check out the local tidepool life without hordes of other people around. ...

Earliest Sunrise of the Year

Earliest sunrise this year, reckoned in Daylight Saving Time, occurs Monday, June 13 at 5:40 a.m. This event occurs about ...

Ocean Water Temperatures Rising

Ocean temps are rising into the 60s this month, perhaps to reach the 70s in July or August. The early-summer ...

Elderberry in Bloom

Elderberry, two species of which range over most of San Diego County, is in full bloom this month. The flat-topped, ...

Crape Myrtles and Western Azalea in Bloom

Crape Myrtles are in bloom around San Diego this month through the end of summer. This smallish, vase-shaped tree blossoms ...

San Diego's June Gloom

The cool and intermittently overcast conditions likely to dominate the beach and coastal areas through the remainder of this month, ...

Waxing Crescent Moon Debuts Tonight

The Thin Waxing Crescent Moon makes its debut low in the western sky at dusk tonight (Friday, June 3). The ...

Mule Deer Roaming Cuyamaca

Mule Deer by the dozens or more continue to roam through the 25,000-acre Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, where the smoldering ...

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 ...