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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

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. Produced 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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Teetering Turkey Vultures

December 30, 2010 by Rick Bacigalupi

Birders call them TVs, and they are fun to watch, as they teeter along hillsides, cliff faces, even right in the city. Turkey vultures are also among very few birds with a sense of smell. That comes in handy when you’re looking for tasty dead critters!

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Native California Tarantulas

December 30, 2010 by Rick Bacigalupi

Naturalist Katie Colbert introduces us to the amazing tarantulas that wander the interior hills of the Bay Area. These large spiders might seem scary, but really they’re pretty shy — and yet amazing to watch!  Produced with production assistance from Daniel Okamura

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Saving San Francisco Bay

June 17, 2008 by Rick Bacigalupi

From the state of California’s infancy, our relationship to SanFrancisco Bay, the most urbanized estuary in the United States, has beena complex one, ranging from a sense of wonder and awe to one of neglectand exploitation. As we’ve come to appreciate the connection betweenthe Bay’s health and our own, organizations like Save the Bay are working […]

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