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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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Field Guide to the Lost Species of the San Francisco Bay Area

October 01, 2007 by Matthew Bettelheim

A field guide to help Bay Area naturalists in their search for local, lost species that are presumed extinct.

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Speak of the Devil

July 01, 2007 by David Rains Wallace

Mount Diablo is such a towering icon of our landscape that it is sometimes easy to forget how much complexity lies within its familiar outline. Indeed, the mountain holds many stories: from the drama of its birth under the ocean, to its (mis)naming by early American settlers, to last year's rediscovery of the rare Mount Diablo buckwheat. Today the story continues, with the mountain and its surrounding ridges and canyons anchoring a bold vision for a broad swath of protected open space and wildlife corridors stretching from Concord to Livermore.

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Rediscovery of Mount Diablo Buckwheat

July 01, 2006 by Christine Sculati

It’s rare that a species gets taken off what seems an ever-growing list of extinctions, but that’s exactly what happened ...

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The Mount Diablo Buckwheat One Year Later

July 01, 2006 by Sue Rosenthal

Botanists and nature lovers celebrated good news this spring as the Mount Diablo buckwheat (Eriogonum truncatum)—presumed extinct until its rediscovery ...

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