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November 17, 2014 by Alison Hawkes
The City of Oakland is about to make a major decision on the future of one of the Bay Area’s last remaining maritime chaparral communities.
November 07, 2014 by Bay Nature Staff
Q: I’ve heard of a very large and scary-looking spider that can be found in the Santa Cruz mountains. Should I fear it if I encounter it in the wild?
October 27, 2014 by Bay Nature Staff
A possible young bald eagle sighting intrigues a South Bay park visitor.
October 23, 2014 by Eric Simons
The Golden Hour Restoration Institute has announced plans to offer an applied master restoration certificate.
November 18, 2014 by Alison Hawkes
A first of its kind study measures the combined impacts of ocean acidity and high temperatures on an intertidal organism.
November 11, 2014 by Alison Hawkes
The California drought is bad for most species, including the fungal pathogen that kills oaks.
November 07, 2014 by Eric Simons
While ocean acidification research often focuses on its impact on shelled animals such as corals or oysters, research is now showing the extent of the problem it will cause for fish like sharks, salmon, and rockfish.
November 06, 2014 by Joe Eaton
When you’re eyeball to eyeball with a turkey vulture, you wonder how he perceives you. (My “he” is Vladimir, a 30-year-old male, permanent resident of WildCare in San Rafael.) You may think of William Leon Dawson, an early celebrant of California birds: “…when the buzzard sweeps low to bend upon you an inquiring eye, you […]
November 06, 2014 by Eric Simons
In the glare of the bright sunshine flooding Duffel Meadow, a pale swath of cattle-trodden grassland near Orinda, several dozen lumpy burlap sacks lie gray and ragged, no more conspicuous than a pile of compost, in two natural swales. But each bag’s straw and wood chip stuffing is threaded with a rich web of mushroom […]
November 04, 2014 by Alison Hawkes
The failure of the spring rains this year may have something to do with woodpeckers foraging in Berkeley and San Francisco.
October 30, 2014 by Joan Hamilton
The ever unpopular poison oak is the most colorful plant on Mount Diablo this month, especially in certain places swept clean by the 2013 Morgan Fire.
October 30, 2014 by Alison Hawkes
Advocates say SF is losing its urban forest because of a budget shortfall for tree maintenance.
October 22, 2014 by Lexi Pandell
The EBRPD has become known for fostering long-term employees, but the baby boomers who were hired during the district’s major expansion years of the 1970s are retiring.