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Renee Frojo is a Bay Nature contributor.

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Nesting peregrine falcons sign of species’ success

April 04, 2012 by Renee Frojo

City dwellers got a taste of live-action wildlife on Friday, when three out of four peregrine falcon eggs hatched in San Francisco.Perched in a nesting box high on a ledge of PG&E’s headquarters building in the financial district, the hatchlings are the newest members of the Bay Area’s steadily growing peregrine falcon population.

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Yes, there is such a thing as a free lunch

February 27, 2012 by Renee Frojo

A group of renegade agricultural activists is challenging the notion that nothing comes for free by grafting fruit-bearing branches onto trees lining city streets.Over the past year, the Guerrilla Grafters – a diverse group of volunteers who started in San Francisco – has been splicing fruit-bearing branches onto ornamental fruit trees around the city in an effort to grow apples, cherries, pears, and other fresh produce that urban residence can enjoy for free.

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