The words “library” and “a quiet place” seem to go hand in hand.

Beets and chard clobbered by leaf miners

Imagine an alien invasion last night in Crescent City. A group of youthful musicians here did just that, playing an appropriate soundtrack to accompany such a sci-fi spectacular.

Carpenter ants are the scourge of homeowners in the Pacific Northwest. They do far more structural damage to homes and other buildings than all other insects combined.


In the summer of 2013, a change was happening in the ocean. It was initially unnoticed by all but the most observant – the sea stars were disappearing along the West Coast, becoming victims of sea star wasting disease (SSWD).