Jul-Sep 2001

 

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Bay Area Ridge Trail Progress

July 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

It was over 30 years ago that William Penn Mott, Jr. conceived the idea for a ridge-top trail encircling the

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What’s the difference between bird songs and bird calls?

July 01, 2001 by Jules Evens

Q: What’s the difference between bird songs and bird calls? [L.R., Santa Clara
A: Bird song, usually produced by the

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Carquinez Strait Heritage Committee Celebrate the Strait

July 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

The Carquinez Strait—known historically as the “Gateway to the Inland Coast”—is where San Francisco Bay meets the Delta. In August,

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Adventure Cycling Assoc. Publishes Cross Country Maps

July 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

In keeping with this issue’s focus on alternative forms of transit, we have another option for those who want to

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Gulf of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary 20th Anniversary

July 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS) celebrates its 20th anniversary on October 13 at the GFNMS Visitor Center,

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Gateway Valley Wildlife Corridor

July 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

While organizations like POST are buying up some of the area’s most significant undeveloped properties, other properties are already in

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Goat Rock State Beach

July 01, 2001 by Doris Sloan

The Pacific Coast north of San Francisco is justly renowned for its scenic beauty. It is also geology writ large,

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Habitat Stewards Team

July 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

While much work still needs to be done to protect existing natural habitats, a growing number of environmental activists and

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In Search of a Lost Laguna

July 01, 2001 by Robin Grossinger

StillHere:
Diseño Del Rancho San Pablo courtesy of The Bancroft Library
www.stillhere.org
www.sfei.org/HEP/index.html

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Letter from the Publisher

July 01, 2001 by David Loeb

Awareness of nature isn’t just an exercise for the eyes. As summer approaches, I listen for the return of the

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Mastadons in Our Midst

July 01, 2001 by Joe Eaton

The Blackhawk Quarry in Danville points to a time, nine million years ago, when the Bay Area was inhabited by elephant-like browsers, herds of three-toed horses, packs of bone-crunching dogs, and an eight-foot-long-sabertooth salmonid, Where did they all go?

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California Quail Named Official Bird of City of San Francisco

July 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

Best known for its topknot and characteristic call—”chi-ca-go”—our state bird, the California quail, was recently named “Official Bird of the

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POST’s $200 Million Saving the Endangered Coast Launched

July 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

The largest land protection initiative ever undertaken by a local land trust was announced here in April, and not a

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Shadows in Flight

July 01, 2001 by Christine Petersen

Rarely seen and, until recently, poorly understood, bats are a significant component of the Bay Area’s natural environment. Now, researchers are filling in the gaps by studying several of the area’s most at-risk species.

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Taxonomy 101

July 01, 2001 by Joe Eaton

Over 200 years ago, Swedish naturalist Karl von Linne (or, as he Latinized the name, Carolus Linneaus) devised a system

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Car Free on Mount Tam

July 01, 2001 by Heather Evergreen

Mount Tam’s Steep Ravine and Dipsea trails take you from conifer forest to open slopes to sandy beach. And, best of all, when you take the bus and not your car, you don’t have to walk back uphill afterwards.

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Transit to Trails, 2001

July 01, 2001 by Marilyn Hope Smulyan

Each weekend, thousands of Bay Area residents try to “get away from it all” by driving to beaches, parks, and

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Trees of Golden Gate Park and San Francisco Book Review

July 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

After reading The Trees of Golden Gate Park and San Francisco, it’s difficult to know which is more significant—that Golden

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Sixth Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival

July 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

Words have always helped humans connect with nature, and the Sixth Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival is all about celebrating

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Transit to Trails (2001)

April 01, 2001 by Bay Nature

Make getting there part of the adventure with our map of the region’s transit-accessible trails. The map offers many ways

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