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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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Why do mushrooms come in so many shapes and colors?

January 01, 2004 by Dr. Dennis E. Desjardin

In technical terms, mushrooms are the charismatic sexual reproductive structures of fungal individuals whose main body (fine, cobweb-like filaments called

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Do any Bay Area animals hibernate in winter?

January 01, 2003 by Joe Mueller

Our temperate climate here in the Bay Area means that most inhabitants don’t have to hibernate. Hibernation is a form

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Lichens

January 01, 2002 by Elizabeth Rush

Is it a mushroom? A moss? Bacterial scum? Trod on underfoot or passed by in blissful ignorance, lichens are perhaps the least understood element of the Bay Area landscape. But they are everywhere. And when we look closely at them, a colorful and diverse world opens up before our eyes.

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