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Jepson Prairie Preserve

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

On a flat expanse of land 10 miles south of Dixon, the Jepson Prairie Preserve is among the best of ...

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The flowers of Jepson Prairie

May 03, 2011 by Rick Bacigalupi

Follow along on a docent-led walk among the wildflowers of Solano County’s Jepson Prairie, one of the best remaining examples ...

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Jepson Prairie’s Weird, Wonderful Wildlife

May 03, 2011 by Rick Bacigalupi

Jepson Prairie, in Solano County, is home to vernal pools — and otherworldly invertebrates that look a bit like tiny ...

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Vernal Splendor

April 01, 2011 by Aleta George

The vernal pools of Jepson Prairie are transformed by winter rains and spring blooms: The dry plain gives way to muddy ponds, then concentric rings of colorful wildflowers. Don’t miss the show!

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Presumed Extinct

October 01, 2007 by Matthew Bettelheim

Mention extinct species, and most people think of long-gone mastodons and saber-toothed tigers. But we know that some Bay Area species have disappeared in just the last 200 years. Or have they? Prompted by rediscoveries of lost species in Solano and Contra Costa counties, we decided to see what other missing flora and fauna might still be out there, awaiting a patient observer.

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Record Spring Rain, 2006

July 01, 2007 by Aleta George

All that springtime rain may seem a distant memory now, but the record still holds: San Francisco had the rainiest ...

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