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Napa Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area Restoration

October 01, 2007 by Aleta George

At the northern edge of San Pablo Bay, a salt marsh harvest mouse hides beneath the protective cover of a ...

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Elfin Butterfly

October 01, 2007 by Aleta George

To us, the San Bruno elfin butterfly, with its one-inch wingspan, seems small, but to the ants that protected it ...

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The Checkerspot Comes Home

October 01, 2007 by Carolyn J. Strange

Contrary to common notions of autumn as a season of dying back, our fall rains often herald new beginnings. That’s ...

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Black Rock Abalone Endangered

July 01, 2007 by Aleta George

A favorite food of the southern sea otter is black abalone, a marine mollusk that has historically put down roots ...

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Least Terns at Alameda Naval Air Station

July 01, 2007 by Aleta George

In late spring, a thumb-size least tern chick emerges from its egg on Alameda Point. The chick’s eyes are open ...

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Otters at Elkhorn Slough

July 01, 2007 by Aleta George

At the Moss Landing Marina halfway between Santa Cruz and Monterey, I slip into a kayak and paddle toward Elkhorn ...

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California Condors

January 01, 2007 by Rick Bacigalupi

The Big Sur coast has always provided nature lovers with an abundanceof breathtaking scenery. But one of the most majestic ...

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Rare and Endangered Mosses

January 01, 2007 by Dan Rademacher

January-March 2007 WEB EXTRA: Rare and Endangered Mosses Many of us go through life barely noticing mosses and their cousins, ...

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Delisting of the Brown Pelican

October 01, 2006 by Aleta George

While you’re heading to the polls this November, California brown pelicans will be returning to breeding grounds that range from ...

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Poolside Beauties

April 01, 2006 by Aleta George

Vernal pools are havens for specialized species, including the endangered Contra Costa goldfield and the native solitary bee that pollinates it.

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