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San Diego Botanic Garden announces phased reopening

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)

North Coast Current

May 28, 2020

The San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas has announced a phased reopening plan beginning this week.

CARDIFF: Nature Collective offers family activities Dec. 1

San Elijo Lagoon Earth Day Detectives Tour. (Photo courtesy of San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy)

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 Collective volunteers and county park rangers will present family-friendly activity stations and presentations....

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

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)

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.

Respite from recent rains opens window for painted ladies

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)

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.

Botanic Garden extends admission offer to furloughed workers

The San Diego Botanic Garden is located in Encinitas. (Botanic Garden photo by Rachel Cobb)

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.

Botanic Garden offers free admission to furloughed workers

The San Diego Botanic Garden is located in Encinitas. (Botanic Garden photo by Rachel Cobb)

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.

ENCINITAS: Ladybug festival July 21 at Botanic Garden

Ladybug. (Michel Bosma, Unsplash)

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 insects, lizards, snakes, ladybugs and Madagascar hissing cockroaches. Children can practice bug collecting,...

Tips to protect birds in your yard and garden

Protect birds from hitting your home's windows using decals and foliage. (StatePoint)

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 more birds to your property. But did you know, your home poses dangerous risks to the birds that...

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