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  • Natural Perspectives: Faster than a speeding chick

    Natural Perspectives: Faster than a speeding chick
    This long, hot summer is finally winding down. After two months free from teaching, Vic has started back to school with his birding and natural history classes at Saddleback College. Classes will begin soon at Golden West College, where he teaches biology. For Vic, summer is over.
  • Natural Perspectives: Memoirs of a hot weekend

    Natural Perspectives: Memoirs of a hot weekend
    This past weekend was good for staying inside an air-conditioned place. That wouldn't be our house, so I did the next best thing. I closed up the house early in the morning, turned on the fan, and sat in my rocker with an ice pack on my chest. That helped...

    As easy as pie

    As easy as pie
    The image of the Mona Lisa, a wolf and a sinister skeleton's face were illuminated from within the thick-skinned pumpkins they were carved on, drawing in passersby. A crowd started to form around the small booth as Gene Granata, a master carver, began...

    Natural Perspectives: Goliath makes a showing in fair competition

    Natural Perspectives: Goliath makes a showing in fair competition
    The Orange County Fair is drawing to a close, and the last vegetable competition is over in the Farm and Garden category. Last year, I entered the competition for the largest sunflower head. Twice. Neither of my sunflowers was big enough to win a ribbon....

    Natural Perspectives: When critters attack my gardens

    I set a goal for myself this year of growing 500 pounds of produce from my home and community gardens. Vic doesn't think I'm going to make it. I'm worried he may be right. Last year, I grew about 200 pounds of produce from my home garden. Much of that...