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Bay Area Fish Study

January 01, 2002 by Marilyn Smulyan

The first ever comprehensive assessment of fish in Bay Area streams is now available to the public. From 1992 to

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Edgewood Preserve

January 01, 2002 by Marilyn Smulyan

One of the best places to experience a slice of Bay Area landscape as it might have looked before European

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Elephant Seals at Point Reyes

January 01, 2002 by Marilyn Smulyan

Last January, “Ear to the Ground” wrote about the elephant seals at Año Nuevo State Park in San Mateo County,

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Environmental Docent Trainings

January 01, 2002 by Marilyn Smulyan

If you’re interested in sharing your infectious love of nature with others, consider signing up for one of the many

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International Migratory Bird Day 2002

January 01, 2002 by Marilyn Smulyan

On a national level, the FWS sponsors an annual celebration of International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) on May 11. Here

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Launch of Important Bird Areas Program

January 01, 2002 by Marilyn Smulyan

On November 28, 2001, the president of the National Audubon Society, John Flicker, came to the Bay Area to launch

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New Cachuma Redwoods Book

January 01, 2002 by Marilyn Smulyan

One of the distinguishing features of life in the Bay Area is the presence of the world’s tallest trees, Sequoia

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Ranching Photo Exhibit

January 01, 2002 by Marilyn Smulyan

Intrigued by a way of life that is “so remarkably different from that lived by the other six and a

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How have exotic garden plants impacted our native fauna?

January 01, 2002 by Glenn Keator

Animal habits, or behavior, can indeed change due to the presence of nonnative plants. Two examples come to mind. Fennel

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From the Bottom Up

January 01, 2002 by Micky Ellinger

It’s small, it’s restless, and it changes sex halfway through its life. Plus, the humble bay shrimp occupies a crucial niche in the complex food web of San Francisco Bay. It once played a significant role in the economy and culture of the local Chinese community. Today, both the shrimp and those who fish for it are still hanging on, but it hasn’t been easy.

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Legacy of the Red Ore

January 01, 2002 by John Dorrance

Numerous animals make their homes in burrows in the hills of this Santa Clara County park, but none dig as deep as the miners who hauled mercury-laden ore out of the ground for 125 years.

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Letter from the Publisher

January 01, 2002 by David Loeb

The past three months have not been easy ones for our planet. The events of 9/11 continue to reverberate globally,

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Lichens

January 01, 2002 by Elizabeth Rush

Is it a mushroom? A moss? Bacterial scum? Trod on underfoot or passed by in blissful ignorance, lichens are perhaps the least understood element of the Bay Area landscape. But they are everywhere. And when we look closely at them, a colorful and diverse world opens up before our eyes.

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