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A New Paradigm For Conservation: Consider the Countryside

May 27, 2014 by Alison Hawkes

Conservation biologists are realizing that farmlands could play an important role in conservation.

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A highway, a wetland and 250,000 bats

July 25, 2013 by Constance Taylor

The Yolo Causeway is more than just link between here and there. It's the summer residence of a thriving colony of Mexican free-tailed bats.

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Setting the record straight on bats and rabies

August 24, 2012 by Heather Mack

As fascinating as bats are, they, like all wild creatures, come with a warning label. While rabies is far from ...

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A bat-ty summer night out

August 23, 2012 by Heather Mack

Move over, birds. There is another flying – albeit more elusive– species drawing summer crowds. Warmer weather and longer twilights ...

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Pining for the Pinnacles

October 01, 2010 by Paul McHugh

Volcanic drama, bat caves, diverse wildlife, roadless vistas: Pinnacles National Monument is definitely worth the trip. Where else can you see half a volcano, an endangered condor, and a record number of bee species in one day?

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A Night Out with the Bats

July 01, 2009 by Cat Taylor

Spend a night out as a bat and you'll be amazed by these critters' abilities to "see" in the dark and fly nimbly as they catch fast-flying bugs.

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Bats Threatened by Wind Power

October 08, 2008 by Jody Zaitlin

Studies elsewhere in the country suggest that bats may be suffering even more than birds as more and more windmills get built. And there are no easy answers: New, larger windmills considered safer for birds might be more dangerous to bats.

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Letter from the Publisher

July 01, 2001 by David Loeb

Awareness of nature isn’t just an exercise for the eyes. As summer approaches, I listen for the return of the ...

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Shadows in Flight

July 01, 2001 by Christine Petersen

Rarely seen and, until recently, poorly understood, bats are a significant component of the Bay Area's natural environment. Now, researchers are filling in the gaps by studying several of the area's most at-risk species.

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Are there any resident animal species in the region that hibernate in winter, even though we don’t usually have snow or freezing temperatures?

January 01, 2001 by Joe Eaton

That depends on what you mean by hibernation. All but one of the Bay Area’s 13 species of bats are ...

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