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The San Diego Botanic Garden, located in Encinitas, has announced a phased reopening plan in the midst of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Rachel Cobb, San Diego Botanic Garden)

San Diego Botanic Garden announces phased reopening

North Coast Current May 28, 2020
The San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas has announced a phased reopening plan beginning this week.
San Elijo Lagoon Earth Day Detectives Tour. (Photo courtesy of San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy)

CARDIFF: Nature Collective offers family activities Dec. 1

November 30, 2019

CARDIFF — The Nature Collective offers hands-on activities for families on Sunday, Dec. 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, 2710 Manchester Ave. in Cardiff. Nature...

Crews prepare a native oak tree for placement in its new home the morning of Aug. 12 at the North City project in San Marcos. The tree was moved from its original spot nearby. (North City courtesy photo)

Old San Marcos oak now a centerpiece of new North City neighborhood

North Coast Current August 20, 2019
If you visit the growing cluster of housing and businesses just across from California State University San Marcos on the north side of East Barham Drive, you will find the new home of a living landmark.
A painted lady butterfly rests on a native sage plant in the front yard of an Encinitas home on Thursday, March 14. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig, North Coast Current)

Respite from recent rains opens window for painted ladies

Roman S. Koenig March 14, 2019
A swarm of travelers is riding in on light Santa Ana winds along the North Coast following this winter’s record rainfall. Painted lady butterflies, which have been observed in spots throughout the county over the past few weeks, have arrived in even more numbers in Encinitas and surrounding communities.
The San Diego Botanic Garden is located in Encinitas. (Botanic Garden photo by Rachel Cobb)

Botanic Garden extends admission offer to furloughed workers

North Coast Current January 23, 2019
San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas has extended its offer of free admission to furloughed federal employees and contractors, and their families, through Jan. 25, park officials announced.
The San Diego Botanic Garden is located in Encinitas. (Botanic Garden photo by Rachel Cobb)

Botanic Garden offers free admission to furloughed workers

North Coast Current January 14, 2019
Furloughed federal employees and contractors, and their families, can receive a break on admission to the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas now through Jan. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., park officials recently announced.
Ladybug. (Michel Bosma, Unsplash)

ENCINITAS: Ladybug festival July 21 at Botanic Garden

July 14, 2018

ENCINITAS — The San Diego Botanic Garden hosts its Insect and Ladybug Festival July 21 and 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the 37-acre garden, located at 230 Quail Gardens Drive. The event features live...

Summertime family surfing. (Photo by Filios Sazeides, Unsplash)

Cool on the Coast: Celebrate summer’s start with these June events

Michele Leivas June 22, 2018
Your monthly roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Oceanside, Escondido and the region.
Native flowers bloom in the San Elijo Lagoon Reserve. (Lagoon Conservancy photo)

Cool on the Coast: Brighten May Gray with a variety of events

Michele Leivas May 17, 2018
Your monthly roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Oceanside, Escondido and the region.
San Elijo Lagoon butterfly. (Photo courtesy of San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy)

Cool on the Coast: ‘Faire’ amount of events this April

North Coast Current April 19, 2018
Your monthly roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Oceanside, Solana Beach and the region.
Protect birds from hitting your home's windows using decals and foliage. (StatePoint)

Tips to protect birds in your yard and garden

StatePoint March 18, 2018

One of the best parts of backyard living in the warmer months is all the potential for bird watching that comes with it. You may have even installed a bird feeder in your garden in an attempt to attract...

Summertime family surfing. (Photo by Filios Sazeides, Unsplash)

Cool on the Coast: Beat June gloom with county fair, local arts and more

Michele Leivas June 8, 2017
Your monthly roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Oceanside and Escondido.
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