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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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Fountain a Watering Hole for Drought-Affected Birds

October 08, 2014 by Alison Hawkes

Where does a thirsty bird go when the drought hits hard?

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Q&A With Jose Gonzalez, Founder of Latino Outdoors

October 08, 2014 by Lexi Pandell

A Q&A with Jose Gonzalez, whose group Latino Outdoors works to make nature accessible to everyone.

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Ask the Naturalist: Wild Turkey vs. White-Tailed Kite?

September 25, 2014 by David Lukas

The surprise appearance of a wild turkey in another bird’s nest has one reader wondering.

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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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Ask The Naturalist: Why Would A Mountain Lion Attack That Child?

September 13, 2014 by Alison Hawkes

“I hear lion attacks are rare. Why would a mountain lion attack a child in the midst of a large group, as we’ve seen in the Santa Cruz Mountains last weekend?”

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American Wilderness: Back to the Future in Vallejo

September 10, 2014 by Jonah Raskin

Environmental groups gathered in downtown Vallejo over the weekend to mark the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, to ponder the meaning of the word and to filter the concept through the lenses of California’s diverse communities.

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Ask the Naturalist: Wall-to-Wall Blue Jays?

September 05, 2014 by Ilana DeBare

A Berkeley reader asks why he’s seeing so many jays lately.

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Ask the Naturalist: Best spots to photograph Bay Area butterflies?

August 21, 2014 by Liam O'Brien

Doesn’t get much better for eye candy than a butterfly on a flower, right?

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Bear, Elk and Talking Ape in Post-Apocalypse Muir Woods: What Are the Chances?*

August 14, 2014 by Sabine Bergmann

A herd of elk and a grizzly bear make an appearance in Muir Woods in the opening scene of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Would such megafauna stage a comeback 10 years after humans are mostly killed off?

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