Jan-Mar 2003

 

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Gardening for Wildlife with Native Plants

January 01, 2003 by Anne Hayes

Not long ago, the Bay Area was home to wild creatures in numbers beyond reckoning. While we can’t undo generations

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Between River and Bay

January 01, 2003 by Gordy Slack

At the intersection of coastal tides and inland rivers there’s a place that’s rich in history and full of life. The Delta has been greatly altered by human hands, but at Big Break Regional Shoreline, its watery charms are accessible to those willing to venture off the beaten path.

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Do any Bay Area animals hibernate in winter?

January 01, 2003 by Joe Mueller

Our temperate climate here in the Bay Area means that most inhabitants don’t have to hibernate. Hibernation is a form

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100th Anniversary of Pelican Island Federal Wildlife Refuge

January 01, 2003 by Sara Marcellino

Speaking of birthdays, March 14, 2003, marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of the first federal wildlife refuge in

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150th Anniversary of the California Academy of Science

January 01, 2003 by Sara Marcellino

Founded in 1853 to survey the vast natural resources of California and beyond, the California Academy of Sciences is dedicated

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Arthur Feinstein Named Hero of Clean Water Act

January 01, 2003 by Sara Marcellino

The Bay Area got some good news recently with the naming of Arthur Feinstein, executive director of Golden Gate Audubon,

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California Condor Update

January 01, 2003 by Sara Marcellino

The fate of the California condor appears somewhat brighter today thanks to successful restoration, rehabilitation, and reintroduction efforts undertaken over

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Ellen Strauss – In Memoriam

January 01, 2003 by Sara Marcellino

This past November, the Bay Area lost an inspiring, dedicated voice for the environment. Ellen Straus, matriarch of the first

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Fire Lecture

January 01, 2003 by Sara Marcellino

Fire played a critical role in shaping Bay Area ecosystems in pre-settlement times, moving through the landscape unabated by anything

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Pesticide Database

January 01, 2003 by Sara Marcellino

Pollution in our air, food, and water continues to trouble many Bay Area residents looking to keep this urban area

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Sky Valley-Cordelia Hills Open Space Project

January 01, 2003 by Sara Marcellino

Solano County faces powerful development pressures, perhaps more than any other Bay Area county. The Sky Valley-Cordelia Hills Open Space

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Tiburon Audubon Center

January 01, 2003 by Sara Marcellino

Tiburon Audubon Center & Sanctuary, comprising 11 acres of varied terrain and 900 acres of submerged mudflat and rocky beach,

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Urban Walks

January 01, 2003 by Sara Marcellino

During the rainy months, when trails often become too muddy for easy walking, consider taking an urban hike. In San

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Workhops at the Jepson Herbarium

January 01, 2003 by Sara Marcellino

Would you like to learn how to identify wildflowers or expand your botanical vocabulary? Or discuss the evolutionary history that

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Fluke or Fixture

January 01, 2003 by Barbara Tannenbaum

An increasing number of gray whales have been spotted in San Francisco Bay in recent years. Why are these aquatic giants venturing here now in greater numbers? Are they temporary refugees? Or are they adding a regular stop on their 10,000-mile-long migration route?

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Creating a Creekside Haven

January 01, 2003 by Anne Hayes

When she gets out of the shower in the morning, Sue LaTourrette might find herself standing 10 feet from a

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Drawing with a Local Palette

January 01, 2003 by Anne Hayes

If not for an unassuming wire fence, you might mistake Judith Larner Lowry’s garden for one of nature’s own. The

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Gardening for Wildlife with Native Plants

January 01, 2003 by Anne Hayes

Not long ago, the Bay Area was home to wild creatures in numbers beyond reckoning. While we can’t undo generations of intensive human settlement, there’s a surprising amount of potential habitat for wildlife in the spaces in our own yards. By growing native plants, we can invite the wild back into our daily lives.

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Native Plant Gardening Resources

January 01, 2003 by Bay Nature Staff

NURSERIES, SEED SUPPLIERS, PLANT SALES, AND BOTANIC GARDENS
Bay Natives
 
375 Alabama St. #440
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415)

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Starting a Wildlife Habitat Garden

January 01, 2003 by Anne Hayes

It’s really not that hard to transform your garden into a welcoming habitat for native wildlife. But you do need

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Starting with the Oaks

January 01, 2003 by Anne Hayes

A winding path through Kathy Welch’s garden leads to an oak grove. Photo by Saxon Holt.
Kathy Welch had already

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What’s the Buzz? Native Bees!

January 01, 2003 by Mike Koslosky

They don’t live in colonies, they rarely sting, and—if you plant natives—you might find some in your own backyard.

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Letter from the Publisher

January 01, 2003 by David Loeb

On December 9 I received an e-mail from Guy Oliver at the Oceanic Society, announcing the appearance of the first

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Rooted in History

January 01, 2003 by John Hart

Once a major crossroads for the Coast Miwok, and briefly a home for the Grateful Dead, Rancho Olompali now sits quietly beside Highway 101 north of Novato. But follow its trails and you’ll hear the echoes of the voices of those who came before.

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Whaling from San Francisco Bay

January 01, 2003 by Bay Nature Staff

Though whales were never hunted in San Francisco Bay itself, the whaling industry had a long presence here. Beginning in

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