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December 06, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin
San Francisco Bay is becoming clearer and more Bay Area nature news…
December 04, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin
Friends of China Camp reached an amended agreement in November with the state Department of Park and Recreation to fund China Camp State Park, Olompali State Historic Park and Tomales Bay State Park.
November 29, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin
Tule elk causes headaches for ranchers in West Marin—but what’s the solution? And more Bay Area nature news…
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 …
December 05, 2013 by Emily Moskal
Bay Area oaks are prolific, but acorn use has diminished within the last 200 years. With the help of modern kitchenware you can rediscover the art of acorn preparation and its rich history grounded in Native American traditions.
December 02, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin
Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge has been shaped by industry and development leaving its three endemic and endangered species clinging to their habitat. But in a recent partnership between the Port of Stockton and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, dredged sand from the San Joaquin River will be offloaded at the refuge to aid with large-scale dune restoration.
November 21, 2013 by Rachel Diaz-Bastin
Three years ago, managers at the Invasive Spartina Project thought they’d be almost out of a job by now. But while the ruthless and hybridizing cordgrass hasn’t spread any more, it hasn’t been eradicated either and this final push to eliminate it, will be the hardest.
November 18, 2013 by Eric Simons
As drought stretches on in California, local plants and animals are falling back on their evolutionarily honed behaviors for outlasting the dry.
November 04, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin
Oakland’s Knowland Park boasts unparalleled views of the San Leandro Bay, gnarled coast live oak trees and stands of rare, maritime chaparral. But within this large landscape, one of nature’s smallest communities is flourishing—lichen.
November 01, 2013 by Emily Moskal
The burrowing owl requires only a few basic ingredients to survive urban settings but biologists say those needs are threatened by a new land exchange.
October 31, 2013 by Rachel Diaz-Bastin
San Francisco State researcher John Hafernik noticed bees acting like zombies a few years ago. Now he’s traced the “zombee” infestation to its source: a mind-controlling parasitic fly.
October 31, 2013 by Sean Greene
Some of the area’s most amazing spiders are the ones you’re most likely to miss. With colorful appendages and a big pair of striking frontal eyes, the diminutive Habronattus genus of jumping spider might be one of the cutest, and most surprising, of Western arachnids.