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Broadcast on several Northern California public TV stations, our Bay Nature on the Air segments showcase the natural diversity of local ecosystems and natural attractions.

Bay Nature On the Air

California Poppies with Michael Ellis

December 29, 2014 by Rick Bacigalupi

Naturalist Michael Ellis explains the golden state’s namesake flower.

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Committed to Coho

December 29, 2014 by Rick Bacigalupi

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River Otters Return

December 29, 2014 by Rick Bacigalupi

River Otter Ecology Project executive director Megan Isadore and her team work tirelessly to research the return of the cute and charismatic river otter to Northern California. See them smiling for their closeups in this Season 5 installment of Bay Nature on the Air.

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Redwoods with Michael Ellis

May 12, 2014 by Rick Bacigalupi

Naturalist Michael Ellis tells the fascinating story of the Bay Area’s primeval giants, Sequoia sempervirens. Produced by Rick Bacigalupi.

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Acorn Woodpeckers at Work

December 20, 2013 by Rick Bacigalupi

Environmental Volunteer Bob Dodge explains the antics of the sassy Acorn Woodpecker. Produced by Rick Bacigalupi.

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Learned Lepidopterist

December 20, 2013 by Rick Bacigalupi

San Francisco’s Liam O’Brien shares his wealth of knowledge all about Bay Area butterflies.┬áProduced by Rick Bacigalupi.

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Learning with the Environmental Volunteers

December 20, 2013 by Rick Bacigalupi

For decades, the Palo Alto-based Environmental Volunteers have shown kids the wonders of nature all around them. Produced by Rick Bacigalupi.

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Gulls Galore

August 06, 2013 by Rick Bacigalupi

Those birds flying around are much more than “just seagulls.” Alvaro Jaramillo explains. Produced by Rick Bacigalupi.

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Western Fence Lizard

December 30, 2010 by Rick Bacigalupi

Western fence lizards are a common sight in Bay Area parks on sunny days. “When you see them,” says naturalist Michael Ellis, “you should feel good, because if there’s fence lizards, that’s a good place to be. Produced by Rick Bacigalupi, with production assistance from Daniel Okamura

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Western Rattlesnakes

December 30, 2010 by Rick Bacigalupi

Naturalist Michael Ellis says western rattlesnakes eat lots of rodents and they’re just plain cool! Rattlesnakes are the only snakes in the world that have a mechanism for warning you that they are nearby. How’s that for manners? Return the favor by leaving snakes alone when you see them on the trail.

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