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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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San Francisco Students Display Their Scientific Flair at Annual Science Fair

February 10, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

More than 200 science projects from 34 San Francisco schools will be on display at the Randall Museum in Corona Heights for the next two weeks as part of the San Francisco Middle School Science Fair.

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Do Hummingbirds Reuse Nests?

February 07, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

After an unfortunate pruning accident, a reader wrote in to ask: do hummingbirds reuse nests?

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Rainy Days Ahead But Little Relief; Drought Forces Broadest Fishing Ban in State

February 07, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

Rainy days ahead but little drought relief and more Bay Area nature news….

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Sea Otter Confirmed in Tomales Bay for First Time in Almost a Decade

February 06, 2014 by Eric Simons

Several boaters spotted and photographed a sea otter feeding in Tomales Bay this week, the first confirmed sighting of a sea otter in the bay since 2005. Nature photographer Richard Blair took the above photo from the boat of longtime Inverness conservationist Richard Plant on Monday, Feb. 3. Brett Miller, who was leading a Saturday […]

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Drought Shakes Off Winter for Early Spring, Pop-Up Wetlands Give Birds a Break

January 31, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

Drought shakes off winter for early spring, pop-up wetlands give birds a break and more nature news…

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Native Oysters Face Double the Threat, Why CA’s Water Woes Could Just Be Starting

January 24, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

Why California’s water woes may be just be starting and more Bay Area nature news…

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