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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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Lands End Loop

August 13, 2014 by Bay Nature Staff

A morning outing to Lands End provides about as much wilderness as can be found in San Francisco; the beauty ...

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Zinfandel Trail

August 13, 2014 by Bay Nature Staff

Hike by Rob Lehman, originally published in the October 2009 issue of Bay Nature magazine The historic Picchetti Winery is ...

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Lake Merced Rim Trail

August 13, 2014 by Bay Nature Staff

Hike by Lou Sian, originally published in the October 2007 issue of Bay Nature magazine For many birds, Lake Merced ...

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