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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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A Wildlife Photographer’s Most Important Photography Advice: Set the Camera Aside

February 24, 2014 by Eric Simons

Suzi Eszterhas will lecture about the rare animals she’s seen and her own adventures in wildlife photography on Wednesday night in the African Hall at the California Academy of Sciences.

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Complete Nest Failure at Martin Griffin Preserve’s Heronry

February 21, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

The great egret colony at Martin Griffin Preserve in West Marin failed to fledge any young egrets in 2013, the first time in the preserve’s 62-year history, leading Audubon Canyon Ranch to change public access to the preserve for 2014.

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NAFTA Leaders and Monarch Butterflies, Scientists To Test Kelp For Radiation

February 21, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

Do monarch butterflies need space on the North American summit agenda? And more Bay Area nature news…

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Are Black Squirrels Common in the Bay Area?

February 20, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

Love them or hate them, squirrels are everywhere. But how common are black squirrels?

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Annual Awards Dinner 2014: Silent Auction Preview!

February 19, 2014 by Bay Nature Staff

A Yosemite getaway and a Central Valley birding tour with Bay Nature naturalist Michael Ellis are highlights of our silent auction this year. Feast your eyes on the mouthwatering items we have lined up for the Bay Nature Annual Awards Dinner on March 23rd! Check out the preview here, then buy your tickets to the dinner!

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Sunday Bioblitz a Chance to See Lake Merritt’s Wild Side

February 19, 2014 by Eric Simons

The wild side of Lake Merritt inspired Jim Carlton’s career. This Sunday is a chance for everyone else to join in on the fun.

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Could CA’s Drought Last 200 Years? Marin Officials Tell Feds to Ease GGNRA Dog Ban

February 14, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

Could California’s drought last 200 years? And more Bay Area nature news….

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How Are Wildflowers Coping with the Drought?

February 13, 2014 by Sue Rosenthal

It’s tough to be a plant when there’s no water! Rainfall is one of the most critical—and most unpredictable—of all the factors that affect wildflower bloom. So how are they coping?

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For the Love of Seaweed

February 13, 2014 by Beth Slatkin

Josie Iselin’s passion for discovering natural treasures along the shore started young, and later evolved into her life’s work: turning ocean objects into art through her popular photography books. We spoke with Josie as she prepares to release her seventh book An Ocean Garden: The Secret Life of Seaweed. When and where did you start beachcombing? […]

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