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The Guadalupe River Needs Rain

October 30, 2015 by Destiny Palacios

For the last few months, the Guadalupe River, the major river of the 10th largest city in the United States, has been essentially out of water.

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How Green is My Valley!

April 15, 2015 by Lisa M. Krieger

A new preserve in the Coyote Valley curbs tech sprawl.

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Never Mind the Game; Here’s a Superb Owl in San Jose

January 30, 2015 by Laura Hautala

This is no mere Internet meme: the City of San Jose has a burrowing owl preserve, with hidden cameras, and it is spectacular.


Ask the Naturalist: Where Are the Chorus Frog Babies?

October 10, 2013 by Michael Ellis

Q: I collect rainwater to use on my garden and I’ve found Pacific chorus frogs in the black garbage can that collects the rainwater, but I’ve never seen eggs or tadpoles in there. I wonder why not; would they be too small to see? [Marian, San Jose]

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These beavers know the way to San Jose

June 03, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

In the heart of San Jose, a family of beavers have set up a home. Their arrival marks the first time in 150 years that beavers have been seen in the area.


Guadalupe River Park Conservancy

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Guadalupe River Park Conservancy provides community leadership for the development and active use of the Guadalupe River Park & Gardens through education, advocacy and stewardship. We offer Environmental Science based field trips and workshops for children, adult education classes including sustainable gardening practices, local history, wildlife biology and Docent led tours of our River Park & Gardens. Volunteers are actively recruited and trained to help in the Heritage Rose Garden, Historic Orchard, Guadalupe River clean-up and several events we sponsor each year.

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City of San Jose -Parks Division

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature


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Guadalupe River Park

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

This three-mile-long park provides a welcome green oasis along the banks of the Guadalupe River in the heart of downtown ...

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Alum Rock Park

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

The first municipal park in the state, Alum Rock Park is nestled in the foothills of the Diablo Range and ...

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Bullet Train Through Henry W. Coe State Park and Orestimba Wilderness

July 01, 2004 by Christine Sculati

Where can you find more than 80,000 acres of wildlands with hundreds of miles of trails only 36 miles from ...

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