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Native Species Put the Art in BART

January 29, 2009 by Laura Hautala

On a typical walk through a BART station, it’s hard to ignore the advertisements covering the available wall space. But a few ads are most striking in their mystery: A Steller's jay? A black-tailed deer? Both with nothing but a subtle BART train in the background. No message. No sell. What are these all about?

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The Deer Next Door

April 01, 2005 by Bruce Morris

It certainly seems that we’re seeing more deer all over our neighborhoods. But how can these large mammals make a living among all the cars and houses? Writer Bruce Morris took the time to observe the deer in his suburban Belmont backyard. What he learned may surprise you: These deer weren’t just “making do”; they were thriving. With surprisingly small home ranges, suburbanized deer are redefining our built landscapes to fit their needs—an orchard becomes a fawning zone, an abandoned garden a nursery, a wooded lot a feeding area.

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How have humans influenced wild animal behavior?

October 01, 2001 by Michael Ellis

Most of the world’s 5,000 or so species of mammals are already nocturnal, so the effect of urbanization on their ...

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