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Chasing the Fire Followers

May 22, 2014 by Beth Slatkin

Botanist Heath Bartosh, co-founder of Nomad Ecology, gained an early appreciation for the rich botanical wealth of the Golden State.

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“Bay Nature on the Air” Nominated for Northern California Emmy Award

May 14, 2014 by Beth Slatkin

Bay Nature on the Air — nature shorts based on features from Bay Nature magazine — has been nominated for a regional Emmy Award.

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Interior Secretary: Contra Costa Habitat Plan A National Model

May 06, 2014 by Eric Simons

United States Interior Secretary Sally Jewell took in the view from the summit of Kreiger Peak to highlight the plan that helped preserve the east Contra Costa peak.

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California Academy of Sciences Acquires iNaturalist

May 06, 2014 by Eric Simons

The California Academy of Sciences acquired the nature-cataloguing tool iNaturalist in late April in a merger of two of the Bay Area’s most prominent faces of public science.

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Orcas Erupt at Point Reyes

April 29, 2014 by Eric Simons

A pod of orcas put on a show for visitors off the shore of the Point Reyes Lighthouse this weekend. Check out these photos.

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From Shanghai to San Francisco Bay

April 24, 2014 by Beth Slatkin

The son of Russian immigrants living in post-war Shanghai, Igor Skaredoff moved to California with his parents at the age of six, and has been here for most of his life. After a long career as an environmental engineer for Shell Oil, Skaredoff retired from industry and dedicated himself to advocating for the creeks and […]

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Why Bay Nature?

April 22, 2014 by Bay Nature Staff

Publisher David Loeb had his Bay Nature epiphany while hiking in China Camp State Park. That’s when he conceived of the idea to start a magazine about the natural wonders of the San Francisco Bay Area. Recently David gave a presentation at the Oakmont Symposium in Santa Rosa on the roots of Bay Nature magazine, […]

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First Blue Heron Cam in California Set up at Stow Lake

April 18, 2014 by Autumn Sartain

A blue heron cam will be watching the majestic birds nest on Stow Lake this year to aid in research and public education.

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How Can You Tell If a Lichen Is Dead?

April 11, 2014 by Alison Hawkes

Lichens by nature are mottled and brittle looking. So how do you know when they are dead?

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Berkeley nixes plan to exterminate ground squirrels

March 28, 2014 by Golden Gate Birder

Water officials said they were concerned that ground squirrel tunnels were sending toxins into the San Francisco Bay.

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