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Animal Tracking: Signs of Life

March 20, 2013 by Victoria Schlesinger

Plenty of wildlife roams the Bay Area. With help from expert naturalists, you can learn to read the messages they leave behind in their tracks and signs.

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SF Premier of San Bruno Mt. Film Butterflies & Bulldozers

March 02, 2011 by Victoria Schlesinger

Many people living in the Bay Area know very little about San Bruno Mountain — the massive, bald hill just south of San Francisco.The surprising story of this largest undeveloped landmass in the urban U.S. is told in the documentary Butterflies & Bulldozers, showing this week at the first San Francisco Green Film Festival.

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Black Bears Buck the Trend, Thrive in California

October 06, 2010 by Victoria Schlesinger

In an unusual reversal of most wildlife trends, the black bear population is at an all time high and occupies a greater range in California today than it did before the Gold Rush. At that time the state was home to both black bears and the California grizzly, which seemingly dominated every local ecological niche.

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