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Call of the Galls

July 01, 2009 by Ron Russo

Standing sentinel near the highest point in the East Bay Regional Park District, an ancient blue oak is our window into a spectrum of life in the orbit of one grand tree. From passing raptors and nesting acorn woodpeckers and browsing deer, we zoom in to the strange and colorful world of the gall wasps. These tiny insects are first-rate engineers, manipulating their host trees into creating peculiar shelters for the wasps' larvae, in often-fanciful shapes reminiscent of sea urchins, dunce caps, and more.

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Bahia Purchase

April 01, 2003 by Sara Marcellino

Congratulations to the coalition of environmental groups, local officials, and state agencies led by the Marin Audubon Society for the ...

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