A Clutch Here – A Gaggle There – It’s Spring!

Canada Geese—love ’em, hate ’em—the clutches of eggs, and the fluffy goslings that emerge, signal spring is here. It’s a good time to remind folks to give the nests a wide berth, and to defer to these federally protected birds during close encounters on the docks and along the waterside.... Read more

Watering: It’s that Time of Year Again

From the Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD):  It’s that time of year: With the recent warmer and drier weather, many gardeners are turning on their irrigation systems. It’s common for irrigation systems to suffer some damage over the winter, so be sure to check that your system is functioning properly... Read more

Earth Day April 22 — Dark Sky Week, Part 2

Last week we imagined what could be seen overhead: Dark Sky Week April 15-21 – Turn on the Night. This week, with Earth Day following directly on the tail of International Dark Sky Week, we cast our gaze back to our planet for a look at the cost of light pollution,... Read more

Dark Sky Week April 15-21 – Turn on the Night

Dark Sky Week is an annual event—occurring the week surrounding the April new moon, when the sky is at its darkest—to bring awareness to the light pollution that is washing out the star-lit skies overhead. The documentary Saving the Dark—created in association with the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) by Bay Area resident... Read more

Floating Times Editor Abducted by Aliens

Not far from the truth. And not an April Fools post, though I had hoped to end with a 3rd such post, given how much I enjoyed springing the first 2 on an unsuspecting readership. In case you missed them, here they are again: Plans Unveiled for Pier 39-Style Park... Read more