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California Poppies with Michael Ellis

December 29, 2014 by Rick Bacigalupi

Naturalist Michael Ellis explains the golden state’s namesake flower. ...

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Committed to Coho

December 29, 2014 by Rick Bacigalupi

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River Otters Return

December 29, 2014 by Rick Bacigalupi

River Otter Ecology Project executive director Megan Isadore and her team work tirelessly to research the return of the cute ...

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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 ...

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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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Bird banding with SF Bay Bird Observatory

July 05, 2012 by Rick Bacigalupi

How do scientists study small birds like warblers and sparrows? Mist nets! The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory has been ...

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A Trip to the Headlands with Doris Sloan, Rock Star

November 17, 2011 by Rick Bacigalupi

Take a trip to the world-famous Marin Headlands, and back in time a few many million years, with Doris Sloan, ...

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LandPath’s Bayer Farm, Santa Rosa

May 26, 2011 by Rick Bacigalupi

Join us for a tour of Bayer Farm, a small community farm in the Roseland neighborhood of Santa Rosa, CA. ...

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Looking for Butterflies at Huckleberry Preserve

May 25, 2011 by Rick Bacigalupi

The Bay Area’s most enthusiastic lepidopterist, Liam O’Brien, takes us on a tour of Huckleberry Preserve in the Oakland hills. ...

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The flowers of Jepson Prairie

May 03, 2011 by Rick Bacigalupi

Follow along on a docent-led walk among the wildflowers of Solano County’s Jepson Prairie, one of the best remaining examples ...

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Jepson Prairie’s Weird, Wonderful Wildlife

May 03, 2011 by Rick Bacigalupi

Jepson Prairie, in Solano County, is home to vernal pools — and otherworldly invertebrates that look a bit like tiny ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Salt Point Geology and History

December 21, 2010 by Rick Bacigalupi

Geologist Tom Williams and retired Salt Point State Park ranger Bill Walton lead a Bay Nature walk through geology and ...

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Read the Rocks at Castle Rock

October 13, 2010 by Rick Bacigalupi

Come along on our hike at Castle Rock State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains. This park is a magnet ...

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The 100,000th Acre for East Bay Parks

January 12, 2010 by Rick Bacigalupi

Special Event Video! East Bay Regional Park District acquisition chief Bob Doyle led Bay Nature readers on a hike at ...

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The Oaks of Sunol Wilderness

December 18, 2009 by Rick Bacigalupi

Special Event Video! Naturalist Katie Colbert takes us on a guided hike among the oaks of Sunol Regional Wilderness, in ...

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Paddling Point Reyes’s Newest Wetlands

December 18, 2009 by Rick Bacigalupi

Special Event Video! In winter 2009, a group of Bay Nature readers headed out with naturalist David Wimpfheimer and guides ...

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Life in a Ditch

July 27, 2009 by Rick Bacigalupi

Special Event Video! Kite aerial photographer Cris Benton and microbiologist Wayne Lanier lead us on an exploration of an unassuming ...

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Education Award for Bay Nature Founder

July 27, 2009 by Rick Bacigalupi

On November 7, 2009, Bay Nature co-founder, publisher, and executive director David Loeb was awarded the 2009 John Muir Environmental ...

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Walking Mount Tamalpais

July 23, 2009 by Rick Bacigalupi

Mount Tamalpais has a long history as a hiking destination, offering generations of city dwellers easy access to sweeping vistas ...

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Plants at Mori Point

July 23, 2009 by Rick Bacigalupi

The coastal bluffs of Mori Point in Pacifica offer spring hikers panoramic to close-up views–from crashing waves to busy wildflower ...

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Mori Point Restoration

July 21, 2009 by Rick Bacigalupi

Restoration efforts at Pacifica’s Mori Point focus on reclaiming native plant habitat lost over the years to a maze of ...

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Sierra Azul Hike

March 23, 2009 by Rick Bacigalupi

Special Event Video! Docent Dick Gehrer takes Bay Nature readers on a tour of Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve on ...

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Crystal Springs Hike

December 15, 2008 by Rick Bacigalupi

For more than a century, thousands of acres on the San Francisco Peninsula have been protected as watershed lands to ...

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Drakes Estero Hike

December 15, 2008 by Rick Bacigalupi

Drakes Estero in Point Reyes is a remarkable habitat, home to diverse birds, sharks, rays, seals, and other wildlife. Led ...

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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 ...

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Monitoring the Monarchs

June 17, 2008 by Rick Bacigalupi

A multi-generational migration route includes Pacific Grove, CA, where monarch butterflies fill the air and form large clusters on tree ...

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West Coast Wapiti

June 09, 2008 by Rick Bacigalupi

An inspiring comeback: Recovering from near extinction in the 1870s, California’s tule elk populations have increased substantially. They can be ...

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Tidepool Tour

June 09, 2008 by Rick Bacigalupi

Viewing a diverse Bay Area ecosystem can be as simple as a trip to the beach.  Marine tidepools display a ...

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Great Blue Herons in Golden Gate Park

June 01, 2008 by Rick Bacigalupi

San Francisco Nature Education demonstrates that big birds can make it in the big city.  As you visit Golden Gate ...

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Coyote Close-up

May 31, 2008 by Rick Bacigalupi

The often-maligned coyote thrives in much of California, including a variety of habitats in the Bay Area. Michael Ellis explains ...

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Coho Salmon in West Marin

January 01, 2007 by Rick Bacigalupi

Since their listing as endangered in 1997, wild coho salmon have begun a slow but steady comeback to their native ...

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California Condors

January 01, 2007 by Rick Bacigalupi

The Big Sur coast has always provided nature lovers with an abundanceof breathtaking scenery. But one of the most majestic ...

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Birds, Birds, Birds

January 01, 2007 by Rick Bacigalupi

Humans aren’t the only creatures that flock to California to take advantage of our state’s mild winter climate. Millions of ...

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Bay Area Natural Historian

January 01, 2007 by Rick Bacigalupi

Meet nature guru Michael Ellis, a frequent contributor to KQED-FM radio and Bay Nature magazine, as he explores the Bay ...

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