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Where the wild birds live

December 22, 2011 by Eric Galan

It may not be the most bucolic locale, but Alameda County's backyard, parks, and city scapes are nesting spots for 175 bird species. A decade effort to track them down has resulted in the Alameda County Breeding Bird Atlas, released this week.

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Ubiquitous Eucalyptus

July 01, 2006 by Bill O’Brien

Some folks love their scent and shade; others resent them for crowding out natives; most of us know they came from Australia and found a niche here. But few know that the East Bay’s eucalypts owe their presence to one entrepreneur who thought the trees would make him rich. They didn’t, but now, love them or hate them, the trees are here to stay. Fortunately, some animals have profited from Mr. Havens’s mistake.

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A Modest Majesty

October 01, 2004 by Chiori Santiago

Seventy-five years ago, there were only 900 acres of public parks in the East Bay. Today, the East Bay Regional Park District encompasses over 95,000 acres. From its humble beginnings in the Berkeley hills, the EBRPD has blossomed into the nation's largest regional park district, making beaches, redwood forests, oak woodlands, tidal wetlands, and so much more, forever accessible to the people of the Bay Area.

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