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Ask the Naturalist: Do pelicans carry their babies in their pouches?

January 09, 2015 by Bay Nature Staff

A first-grade teacher asks: Do pelicans ever carry their young in their pouches? We asked International Bird Rescue for the answer.

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Julia Clothier, Point Reyes National Seashore Association

January 01, 2015 by Bay Nature Staff

Every year, Bay Nature Institute selects three people whose extraordinary work on behalf of conservation and environmental education in the ...

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Ralph Benson, Sonoma Land Trust

January 01, 2015 by Bay Nature Staff

Every year, Bay Nature Institute selects three people whose extraordinary work on behalf of conservation and environmental education in the ...

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Meet Bay Nature’s 2015 Local Heroes

November 18, 2014 by Bay Nature Staff

Bay Nature Institute announces the three recipients of its 2015 "Local Hero" Awards.

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Ask the Naturalist: Should I Be Afraid Of This Spider?

November 07, 2014 by Bay Nature Staff

Q: I've heard of a very large and scary-looking spider that can be found in the Santa Cruz mountains. Should I fear it if I encounter it in the wild?

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Ask the Naturalist: Young Bald Eagle at Palo Alto Baylands?

October 27, 2014 by Bay Nature Staff

A possible young bald eagle sighting intrigues a South Bay park visitor.

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Ask the Naturalist: What’s That Poking Out of the Ground?

October 17, 2014 by Bay Nature Staff

A recent visitor to Los Gatos' Vasona Park was startled by the appearance of a "mystery rodent".

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Ask the Naturalist: Shady Bay Area Hikes?

September 19, 2014 by Bay Nature Staff

Where to find some shady hikes in our state parks on sunny fall days? Guest naturalist - and BN publisher David Loeb - had some suggestions.

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Cowell Ranch Beach

August 13, 2014 by Bay Nature Staff

This summer, rather than braving the crowds at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, consider visiting the secluded, little-known refuge of Cowell Ranch ...

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Tarwater Trail Loop, Pescadero Creek County Park

August 13, 2014 by Bay Nature Staff

This is not your average county park: It sprawls over 8,020 acres, encompassing the Pescadero Creek watershed, a major steelhead ...

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