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Bay Nature’s Annual Local Hero Awards Dinner 2014 – Photos!

March 28, 2014 by Bay Nature Staff

Bay Nature’s 2014 Local Hero Awards dinner, held on Sunday, March 23 at Scott’s Seafood on Jack London Square, honored three local conservation heroes who’ve made outstanding contributions to the understanding, protection, and stewardship of the natural world of the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more about our honorees here. Our guest speaker was  Michael Brune, […]

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Ask The Naturalist: How Will the Drought Impact Amphibians?

March 21, 2014 by Alison Hawkes

Question: Will newts, frogs and salamanders be out in full force in the Bay Area this spring?

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Q&A: Greenfriar a New Voice in Nature Writing on the Web

March 18, 2014 by Eric Simons

It’s rare to see someone trying to bring a new nature publication into the world. But with the March launch of Greenfriar, Bay Area-based writer Ken Layne is doing just that.

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When and Where Do I Look to See Orcas?

March 13, 2014 by Eric Simons

I’m trying to spot some orcas this year and wanted to know when and where I should look.

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Poaching Redwood Burl Affects Tree’s Reproduction

March 12, 2014 by Alison Hawkes

Redwood trees rely on burl growth, more than they do seeds, to repopulate the species.

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Rains Lure California Newts Home to Mate (Video)

March 05, 2014 by Alison Hawkes

The rains have sent a strong signal to California newts — time to mate. A graceful, underwater mating dance is the prelude to this season’s replenishment of the species. (VIDEO)

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Bay Nature Annual Awards Dinner 2014: Silent Auction Preview

March 01, 2014 by Bay Nature Staff

We’re delighted to be able to offer some wonderful wilderness getaways — plus mouthwatering wine, art, music, and gardening packages — for Bay Nature’s Annual Awards Dinner silent auction this year. Proceeds from the auction will support Bay Nature Institute and its programs. Feast your eyes on the items below and prepare to make your […]

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How Much Water Does it Take to Grow an Almond? Despite Uncertainty, Salmon Forecasts Favorable

February 28, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

How Much Water Does it Take to Grow an Almond? And more Bay Area nature news…

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Sierra Club leader to speak at Bay Nature’s Annual Awards Dinner

February 27, 2014 by Bay Nature Staff

On Sunday March 23rd, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune will speak at Bay Nature’s Annual Awards Dinner on the significance of wilderness in the 21st century. His talk is entitled “Wilderness at 50: Keeping It Real, Relevant, and Wild in 2014″.  Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune’s first trip out West – a family vacation […]

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What’s Small, Ladybug-Like, and Golden All Over?

February 27, 2014 by Rachel Diaz-Bastin

A few years ago a Bay Nature reader spotted something golden and shiny on her carpet. Suspecting it was a piece of jewelry she picked it up, only to find it was alive! What kind of beetle is golden, metallic and looks like a ladybug?

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