Oct-Dec 2001

 

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The Changing Nature of Joaquin Miller Park

October 01, 2001 by Rex Burress

Over 100 years ago, poet Joaquin Miller found a refuge in the Oakland hills. Today, thousands of residents from the cities below are doing likewise in the park that bears his name.

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Bay Nature Reading

October 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

Just to show that you don’t necessarily need to go outside of urban San Francisco to enjoy Bay Area wildlife,

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California Shrub Book

October 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

University of California Press natural history guides are always welcome additions to a nature lover’s library, and the newest in

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Exhibit on Russia’s Great Voyages

October 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

At the California Academy of Sciences’ new exhibit, “Russia’s Great Voyages to America: Science Under Sail 1728-1867,” viewers get a

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Fall Birding

October 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

Every year—fall to spring—the Bay Area plays host to millions of birds, some wintering over, others migrating through. Three of

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Formation of Acterra

October 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

Using resources more efficiently and effectively—that’s a major part of what sustainability is all about and exactly what Bay Area

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Gateway Valley Project

October 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

In an update to an item that appeared in the last issue’s Ear to the Ground, the Army Corps of

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Save Mount Diablo’s 30th Anniversary

October 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

The 3,849 foot-high peak of Mount Diablo is a signature Bay Area landmark. Standing sentinel in eastern Contra Costa county

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Multimedia Bay Exhibit

October 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

If you want to learn more about the Bay and “visit” some of the sites that are generally inaccessible to

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Mushrooms and the Fungus Fair

October 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

Most of us know mushrooms as culinary delicacies, but fungi have been used for everything from making paper and dyes

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San Francisco Natural History Series

October 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

To learn more about local nature and meet the people who study, conserve and advocate on its behalf, don’t miss

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Sudden Oak Death Update

October 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

A lot has happened in the battle against Sudden Oak Death (SOD) since Bay Nature reported on it in January.

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Tule Elk Rutting

October 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

October is the final month of tule elk rutting season, when the males fight it out for dominance and the

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How have humans influenced wild animal behavior?

October 01, 2001 by Michael Ellis

Most of the world’s 5,000 or so species of mammals are already nocturnal, so the effect of urbanization on their

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Letter from the Publisher

October 01, 2001 by David Loeb

The browning and dropping of the leaves off California buckeyes in August is a sure sign that summer is waning.

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Resurvey of San Pablo Bay

October 01, 2001 by Robin Grossinger

1854: U.S. coast survey map by Josh Collins.; 1897: U.S. coast survey map courtesy CA State Lands Commission; 1996: NASA

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The Dream Given by You

October 01, 2001 by Jules Evens

The return of endangered coho salmon to their ancestral spawning grounds in this west Marin watershed is an essential component of the connective tissue that holds a fragmented ecosystem together. Greeting the salmon tethers us to the landscape’s seasonal rhythms and reawakens a lineage that goes back to the first inhabitants of this place.

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The Vale of Tesla

October 01, 2001 by Steve Edwards

Nestled in the hills southeast of Livermore, at the border between the San Joaquin Valley and the Bay Area, the old Tesla Mine townsite in Corral Hollow sustains a vibrant mix of inner south coast range plants and animals along with the traces of a rich human history. But a state proposal to create an off-road vehicle park in the hollow threatens to reopen old scars on this tranquil landscape.

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