Oct-Dec 2002

 

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Ring Around the Bay

October 01, 2002 by Irene Barnard

San Francisco Bay is our largest open space, yet much of its shoreline has long been off-limits. Twelve years ago,

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Book Review: Birding at the Bottom of the Bay

October 01, 2002 by Margarita Kloss

by the members of the Santa Clara Audubon Society
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society, 2002
152 pages, $14.50
This little

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Book Review: Cal Alive! Exploring Biodiversity

October 01, 2002 by Margarita Kloss

California Institute for Biodiversity, 2002
Professional Edition (3 CD-ROMs, classroom guide, poster), $250
Lite Edition (1 CD-ROM, no classroom guide),

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Book Review: Caught in Fading Light

October 01, 2002 by Carolyn Brown

by Gary Thorp
Walker & Co., 2002
174 pages, $19
(800) 218-9367
They say that seekers are not finders. Marin

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Book Review: The Habitat Garden Book: Wildlife Landscaping for the San Francisco Bay Region

October 01, 2002 by Margarita Kloss

by Nancy BauerCoyote Ridge Press, 200156 pages, $14.95(707) 829-3910
In The Habitat Garden Book, Nancy Bauer deftly paints her philosophy:

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Book Review: Inland Fishes of California

October 01, 2002 by Margarita Kloss

by Peter Moyle
University of California Press, 2002
502 pages, $70
In this revision of his 1976 classic, biologist Peter

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Book Review: Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants of California

October 01, 2002 by Margarita Kloss

by the Rare Plant Scientific Advisory Committee; David P. Tibor, Convening Editor
California Native Plant Society, 2001
388 pages, $29.95

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Book Review: New Bay Area Trail Guides

October 01, 2002 by Tatiana Siegel

100 Hikes in the San Francisco Bay Area, by Marc J. Soares (The Mountaineers Books, 2001, 239 pages, $15.95) has

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Book Review: The New Economy of Nature: The Quest to Make Conservation Profitable

October 01, 2002 by Tatiana Siegel

by Gretchen C. Daily and Katherine Ellison
Island Press, 2002
260 pages, $25
Hell hath no fury like a pent-up

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Book Review: Pacific High: Adventures in the Coast Ranges from Baja to Alaska

October 01, 2002 by Tatiana Siegel

by Tim Palmer
Island Press, 2002
468 pages, $28
So often in literature, mountains have served as backdrop—a sturdy, all-purpose

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Book Review: Wildflowers of Monterey County: A Field Companion

October 01, 2002 by Margarita Kloss

by David J. Gubernick (photography) and Vern Yadon (commentary and data)
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History and Carmel Publishing

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A Bird’s Eye View of San Francisco Bay

October 01, 2002 by Gregg Elliott

What makes the Bay such a magnet for shorebirds and waterfowl, hosting more of them than any other Pacific coastal wetland in the U.S.? Looking at some of the Bay’s habitats through the eyes of four different species gives us a unique perspective on this avian haven.

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Aerial Photography Exhibition

October 01, 2002 by Sara Marcellino

To explain present-day landscape processes and predict future changes to the land, scientists look back into history to track the

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Bioneers Conference

October 01, 2002 by Sara Marcellino

Thousands of activists, artists, citizens, scientists, and writers will come together this fall at the 13th annual Bioneers Conference, held

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Brower Youth Awards

October 01, 2002 by Sara Marcellino

One of the most inspiring leaders of our time, David Brower, mentored four generations of future environmentalists throughout his distinguished

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California Native Plant Society Plant Sales

October 01, 2002 by Sara Marcellino

Calling all lovers of native trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs, and seeds! With the advent of the rainy season, fall is

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Christmas Bird Count

October 01, 2002 by Sara Marcellino

The holidays will soon be upon us, which means it’s time to gather with friends and family to celebrate the

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Clean Water Act’s 30th Anniversary

October 01, 2002 by Sara Marcellino

The status of San Francisco Bay is of immense importance to our health and well-being. Keeping the Bay—and all other

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Oakland Museum Exhibition: Wild Wings

October 01, 2002 by Sara Marcellino

Autumn brings the return of many thousands of waterfowl and shorebirds to the Bay Area. This fall, you’ll find many

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Red-Legged Frog Protected Near Morgan Territory

October 01, 2002 by Sara Marcellino

The federally listed California red-legged frog received some good news recently: A portion of its riparian habitat—shaded by many old

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Sudden Oak Death Update, Oak Art Benefit

October 01, 2002 by Sara Marcellino

The aggressive pathogen Phytophthora ramorum that causes Sudden Oak Death (SOD) continues to spread, adversely affecting more and more oak

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Yosemite National Institutes

October 01, 2002 by Sara Marcellino

One way to foster the development of future environmental heroes is to expose young people to the wonders of the

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Letter from the Publisher

October 01, 2002 by David Loeb

In mid-1997, as Malcolm Margolin and I were meeting weekly to figure out how to launch a magazine about nature

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What, and where, are the oldest rocks in the Bay Area?

October 01, 2002 by Doris Sloan

A: The oldest rocks in the Bay Area are metamorphic rocks associated with the granitic rocks at Point Reyes, Bodega

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Ring Around the Bay

October 01, 2002 by Irene Barnard

San Francisco Bay is our largest open space, yet much of its shoreline has long been off-limits. Twelve years ago, the Bay Trail Project set out to change all that by creating a 400-mile ring of multiuse paths around the Bay. Now half complete, the Bay Trail is fulfilling its promise of increased access to the expansive vistas, rich wildlife habitats, and recreational opportunities of this incomparable estuary.

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The Call of the Rails

October 01, 2002 by Rosemary Lombard

The Bay Trail through the Palo Alto Baylands is among the best places to see the endangered California clapper rail and multitudes of other shorebirds.

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Starry, Starry Night

October 01, 2002 by Linda Watanabe McFerrin

We humans have evolved to be outside in the daylight. But there are delights awaiting those who venture forth at night. Revel in the cosmic mysteries of the star-filled sky, and open your senses to the shadowy world of nature’s night shift.

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