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A Botanist, a Bay Area Island and a Big Surprise

January 28, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

In the mid 90s, botanist Mike Wood was contracted by the U.S. Navy to undertake a rare plant survey of Yerba Buena Island as the military prepared to leave the base. At the time he didn't think the island would be of much botanical interest. But two decades later, he's still going back.

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UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Visit the Garden: Plants from all over the world; Diverse events and programs.Shop the Garden: Rare & unusual plants, books and gifts.Grow the Garden: Become a member; Give through donations; Support as a volunteer.The UC Botanical Garden is a living museum that presents a famous collection of over 12,000 plants.

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Pollinator Partnership

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Your source for pollinator information

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Live Oak Landscape

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Live Oak Landscape is a small, design and construction company located in Berkeley and serving nearby Bay Area communities within a 40-mile radius. Owner, Neil Collier grew up in the Edinburgh Botanic Garden in Scotland and spent some years in England and Australia and now has lived in California many years. In his garden design and construction he blends old world tradition and charm with Mediterranean and Californian style.

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Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Interpretive Center features exhibits, programs and activities designed to inspire a sense of appreciation, respect and stewardship for the Bay, its inhabitants and the services they provide.

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California Native Garden Foundation

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The California Native Garden Foundation is a nonprofit educational, research, and resource organization that promotes gardening with California native plants. Our goal is to increase the popularity and use of California's native plants in the designed landscape and to return our soil to its ecological origins. CNGF awards grants to schools, colleges, museums, and public spaces by offering pro bono garden design, native plants (donated by generous native plant nurseries), and volunteer assistance. CNGF also offers a Distinguished Native Garden certification program for private and public native gardens.

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California Lichen Society

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

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Cal Flora Nursery

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Cal Flora is a small unconventional nursery devoted to natives and habitat gardening with an exceptional diversity of offerings. Honest, intelligent, and original with attention to local Bay Area needs and conditions. Open seven days a week from March through October. Call for winter hours. Located at the intersection of Somers and D streets in Fulton, Sonoma County, just north of Santa Rosa.

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Dinosaur Plants

April 01, 2009 by Sue Rosenthal

While living dinosaurs are nowhere to be found in California these days, you can see recognizable descendants of plants that lived with them--right here in the modern Bay Area.

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Coe Kaleidoscope

April 01, 2005 by Winslow Briggs

When it comes to wildflowers, you can’t do any better than a visit to Henry Coe, Northern California’s largest state park. Winslow Briggs, who wrote the book on the park’s trails, walks us through a year of blooms, taking us from season to season in a wild but accessible landscape.

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