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What To Do When Ladybugs Make Your Home Theirs?

December 04, 2014 by Alison Hawkes

Question: I have a lot of ladybugs in my living room and kitchen. Should I take them outside?

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Eucalyptus removal: A dilemma of habitat and history

June 12, 2013 by Dan Rademacher

The East Bay eucalyptus removal debate continues with public comment until June 17. We hear from experts on amphibians, raptors, and forest succession.

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California deer infected with non-native lice

May 30, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

California deer are suffering from an infestation of non-native lice that’s causing baldness and other health problems.

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Containing an Invasive Weed at Thornewood Preserve

January 01, 2012 by Aleta George

Thornewood Open Space Preserve above the town of Woodside isn't easy to find--unless you're a weed. This area is the only site in California where the plant has been found, but this invasive perennial bunchgrass native to Eurasia and North Africa has infested 10,000 acres in Oregon. A project from the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District aims to make sure that doesn’t happen here.

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Islands in a Sea of Grass

April 01, 2007 by Kathleen M. Wong

The East Bay hills are dotted with hundreds of ponds, many of which offer welcome habitat and shelter to native wildlife, from threatened California red-legged frogs and tiger salamanders to toxic newts, voracious water bugs, and migrating waterfowl. Just about any pond, from a verdant clear blue pool to the merest muddy puddle, has something interesting going on beneath the surface. But perhaps the most remarkable fact about these ponds is that nearly all of them were created as watering holes for livestock. Today, the East Bay Regional Park District is working to understand the complex relationships between native species, grazing cattle, and artificial ponds.

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