Placer Nature Center

Our View: Don’t forget your community this holiday season

The Gift of Giving Editor's note: During December the Auburn Journal is publishing a series of 12 stories on volunteers in our community. The stories are meant to inspire others ...

Nature Center proves its worth

Twenty years ago community members made a wish for Placer Nature Center and it came true! Wishes come true because and when community members truly believe in the certainty of ou ...

Placer Nature Center provides eco-education

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of 12 stories on volunteers in our community. The stories will be published as a countdown to the holiday, in honor of the 12 days o ...

Have yourself a merry little weekend

It’s beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas here in Auburn. If you’re in need of some holiday cheer, consider getting your fill at any or all of these weekend festivi ...

‘Outstanding’ and with the award to prove it

The Placer Community Foundation is this year’s recipient of the Outstanding Grantmaker award. The California Capital Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals sel ...

Fishing for some fall fun?

There’s a nip in the air and pumpkins are popping up on the porches and patios of many neighborhoods in the foothills. Grab the whole family and get out to celebrate fall with a ...

Have fun learning with Placer Nature Center

The Placer Nature Center aims to entertain as well as educate as it fires up the fifth annual 4th Friday Lecture Series. This series spans the globe and beyond, focusing on ecolo ...

Auburn Garden Club awards scholarships to four local students

The Auburn Garden Club continued its tradition of community service by awarding scholarships recently to local students and grants to area projects at the club’s annual awards an ...

School’s out —now what?

Kids have a lot of free time on their hands for the next couple months. Now that school’s out for summer, many parents are likely scrambling to figure out how to occupy their ki ...

Earth Day celebrated throughout the week

Today is Earth Day, and this is news you shouldn’t take sitting down. Earth Day, in its 39th year, provides a global opportunity for people to step out and do something to better ...

Bird count is true winter creature feature

Foothill bird watchers can count on seeing lots more than just housefinches and scrub jays during this year’s Great Backyard Bird Count. “If you go out, you can easily find a ...

Auburn conference to discuss water resources

Everybody, whether secular or spiritual, needs water. A group of local church leaders feels the state’s water is an important enough subject to make it the focal point of the A ...

Storms may curb pruning

With the storm door open again in the foothills, the window of opportunity for backyard tree pruners and garden planters has apparently closed this weekend. The National Weather S ...

Apiology expert offers heads-up on bee health

He’s spoken on national television networks and at international conferences on bee pollination. Randy Oliver returns to Auburn at 7 p.m. Friday to speak in Unity of Auburn’s a ...

Fall into Placer Nature Center’s autumn lineup

What better way to prepare for fall than to gently meander along a scenic nature path and learn about seven different varieties of oak trees, or take a geology tour on the Quarry T ...