It’s a jam-packed morning of Bay Area nature news. Enjoy!
- Why would anyone be destroying young, reforested tree in #GoldenGatePark? Hundreds have had their tops lopped off. [SF Appeal]
- GeorgeLucas proposal to house personal art collection at Crissy Field beating out nature proposals for museum spot. [San Francisco Chronicle]
- What room should you get at the SFO Marriot? No. 1141 — barn owls are nesting there. [Bay City News Service]
- Desert bighorn sheep in CA and NV are coming down with a deadly pneumonia. [Associated Press]
- Did you see the dramatic meteor over the East Bay on Saturday night? [Danville Patch]
- From Novato: why mountain biking and horseback riding may be incompatible trail activities. [Marin Independent Journal]
- Intriguing ideas brought up at Stanford conference: would you “de-exinct” a wooly mammoth or a passenger pigeon? [Legal Planet]
- Marin’s ag trust purchases 440-acre West Marin ranch, keeping it from going to real estate developers. [Marin Independent Journal]
- Smithsonian teams up with SF State’s Romberg Research Center in Tiburon to study ecology of SF Bay. [Marin Independent Journal]
- Bronze statues of Indiana Jones, Yoda erected at San Anselmo downtown pocket park, home of George Lucas. [Marin Independent Journal]
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