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March 01, 2014 by Bay Nature Staff
We’re delighted to be able to offer some wonderful wilderness getaways — plus mouthwatering wine, art, music, and gardening packages …
February 28, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin
How Much Water Does it Take to Grow an Almond? And more Bay Area nature news…
February 27, 2014 by Bay Nature Staff
On Sunday March 23rd, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune will speak at Bay Nature’s Annual Awards Dinner on the …
February 27, 2014 by Rachel Diaz-Bastin
A few years ago a Bay Nature reader spotted something golden and shiny on her carpet. Suspecting it was a piece of jewelry she picked it up, only to find it was alive! What kind of beetle is golden, metallic and looks like a ladybug?
September 20, 2013 by Alison Hawkes
Blue-footed boobies are turning up in Point Reyes after straying far from their normal range from the Galapagos Islands to the …
March 05, 2014 by Elizabeth Devitt
About 60 coastal bottlenose dolphins have been spotted traveling from Southern California to the waters off Bodega Bay, pushing the northern limit of their range and leaving the scientists who study them with a mystery.
February 28, 2014 by Eric Simons
Of the 35 breeding butterfly species in San Francisco, 25 have now found a non-native host plant they can work with. In an area this urban, undesirable weeds growing in sidewalk cracks have become vital to the life of butterflies.
February 27, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin
Over five years ago, Nalani and Anna Heath-Delaney, ditched their water guzzling lawn and planted a colorful and diverse native plant garden. They have since saved water, provided habitat for local species and created a native plant sanctuary. With the current drought, now is the perfect time to consider transitioning your garden and “going native.”
February 12, 2014 by Rachel Diaz-Bastin
After years of demolition and cleanup, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District installed nesting boxes for rare purple martins at the top of Mount Umunhum. Preparing the summit for the martins marks a special moment in the restoration process — of the completion of the demolition phase and a celebration of the summit’s rebirth as a habitat and natural wonder.
January 31, 2014 by Elizabeth Devitt
In the 150-plus years that we’ve been tracking rainfall in Northern California, it’s never been this dry. It was the …
January 28, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin
In the mid 90s, botanist Mike Wood was contracted by the U.S. Navy to undertake a rare plant survey of Yerba Buena Island as the military prepared to leave the base. At the time he didn’t think the island would be of much botanical interest. But two decades later, he’s still going back.