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Art on the Wing

April 01, 2005 by Liam O'Brien

The Bay Area is home to a surprising variety of butterflies, moths, and skippers; local artist and avid lepidopterist Liam O’Brien gets outside with his field journal whenever he can, to record them with his unusual mixture of drawing, painting, collage, and writing. A beautiful sunny day out in the oak savanna of Mount Diablo brought two rare species into view, and onto the pages of Liam’s notebook.

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Coe Kaleidoscope

April 01, 2005 by Winslow Briggs

When it comes to wildflowers, you can’t do any better than a visit to Henry Coe, Northern California’s largest state park. Winslow Briggs, who wrote the book on the park’s trails, walks us through a year of blooms, taking us from season to season in a wild but accessible landscape.

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California Ocean Protection Act

April 01, 2005 by Christine Sculati

In response to a landmark state ocean bill signed into law last year, top state agencies are taking aggressive steps

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Casino Proposal at Arrowhead Marsh

April 01, 2005 by Christine Sculati

The 1,220-acre Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline Park, near the Oakland Airport, includes 72 acres of restored wetlands and

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Heron and Egret Atlas

April 01, 2005 by Christine Sculati

The first-ever publication on trends, historical accounts, and locations of past and current Bay Area heron and egret breeding colonies,

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Monterey Bay Aquarium’s New Ocean’s Edge Exhibits

April 01, 2005 by Christine Sculati

If you want to get acquainted with some local marine life, visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s new Ocean’s Edge exhibits,

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Wallace Stegner Exhibit in Los Altos

April 01, 2005 by Christine Sculati

In 1962, community activists on the Peninsula banded together in an effort to save the area’s wild places from development.

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World Environment Day 2005

April 01, 2005 by Christine Sculati

From June 1 to June 5, San Francisco will host World Environment Day 2005, the first time this 33-year-old international

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Letter from the Publisher

April 01, 2005 by David Loeb

Parking the car in front of my house a few weeks ago, I noticed movement across the street. It was

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The Deer Next Door

April 01, 2005 by Bruce Morris

It certainly seems that we’re seeing more deer all over our neighborhoods. But how can these large mammals make a living among all the cars and houses? Writer Bruce Morris took the time to observe the deer in his suburban Belmont backyard. What he learned may surprise you: These deer weren’t just “making do”; they were thriving. With surprisingly small home ranges, suburbanized deer are redefining our built landscapes to fit their needs—an orchard becomes a fawning zone, an abandoned garden a nursery, a wooded lot a feeding area.

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The Lost Trails of Santa Clara

April 01, 2005 by Sada Coe

According to the ranchers and cowboys who ran cattle in the rugged Diablo Range southeast of San Jose, Sada Sutcliffe

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Voice of the Volcano

April 01, 2005 by Gordy Slack

We all know that the East Bay hills are ripe for an earthquake, but volcanoes? Don’t look for lava in the headlines anytime soon, but there is a place in Oakland where an ancient volcano has laid bare a tale of fiery eruptions, long-extinct ecosystems, and the massive movements of tectonic plates. Many people go to Sibley Regional Preserve for the views of Mount Diablo or the quirky labyrinths at the bottoms of old quarry pits. But look closely at the trailside rocks, and you’ll see lava flows and a volcano turned on its side!

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