What Do I Need To Know About Feeding Birds In My Yard?

December 18, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

I’ve started to put out bird seed in my North Oakland backyard and have enjoyed the visitors. What do I need to know about feeding wild birds in my yard?

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Park Service Drops Muir Woods Parking Lot Plan, CA Groups Call for Offshore Fracking to Halt

December 13, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

California groups call for offshore fracking to halt, Park Service drops Muir Woods panoramic parking plan and more Bay Area nature news.

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Where are all the Western Toads?

December 12, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

I used to have a multitude of western toads on my ranch in Nicasio but I no longer see them. I was wondering what happened to all the toads?


Bay Nature’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide

December 09, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Struggling to find that perfect gift? Look no further with Bay Nature’s 2013 holiday gift guide.

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SF Bay Waters Becoming Clearer, Threat of ‘Dead Zone’ Along Sonoma Coast

December 06, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

San Francisco Bay is becoming clearer and more Bay Area nature news…

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What’s up with this Hummingbird?

December 05, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

A Palo Alto based reader sent in a photograph she took of a pretty funky looking hummingbird. “What’s up with this hummingbird’s face?” she asked.

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Friends of China Camp Reach Amended Agreement with State

December 04, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Friends of China Camp reached an amended agreement in November with the state Department of Park and Recreation to fund China Camp State Park, Olompali State Historic Park and Tomales Bay State Park.

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Tule Elk vs. Ranchers, 2000 Coho Released in Dry Creek

November 29, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Tule elk causes headaches for ranchers in West Marin—but what’s the solution? And more Bay Area nature news…

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How Can You Tell a True Turkey Tail from an Imposter?

November 28, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Bracket fungi, named for their shelf-like structure, can often be seen fanned out of decaying wood. But how can you tell if what you’re looking at is a true turkey tail or, an imposter?

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Becky Jaffe and the Art of Biophilia

November 26, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Nature photographer Becky Jaffe on art, photography and biophilia.

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