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A Tern For the Better

June 16, 2016 by Chelsea Leu

A human created habitat in Hayward and Alameda gives the endangered Least Tern a shot at survival.


Place and Population Size Shape the Sonoran Blue, A Contender for Bay Area’s ‘Most Beautiful Butterfly’

June 10, 2016 by Isabel Soloaga

The Sonoran Blue is, according to some experts, the most beautiful butterfly in the Bay Area. Alum Rock Park in San Jose is the best place to find them, and even there it’s not easy.


Measure AA for a Clean and Healthy Bay

June 07, 2016 by

Residents of the Bay Area’s nine counties have passed a $12-per-year parcel tax to raise $500 million toward wetlands restoration and other Bay shoreline improvements over the next 20 years in what will be a historic influx in funding for the Bay.


Lessons From An El Niño That Didn’t Go As Planned

June 02, 2016 by

What can we learn from last winter’s El Niño not behaving as expected?


Ask the Naturalist: Did Wolves Ever Live in the Bay Area?

May 16, 2016 by Michael Ellis

What does the evidence say about the historical southern extent of the range of the wolf?