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Back again: Great blue herons nest at Stow Lake

April 15, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Great Blue Herons are back again at Stow Lake in San Francisco for the 20th nesting season.

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Big Birds in the Big City

February 09, 2011 by Beth Rodio

When not visiting her hometown of Brooklyn, New York, to "perfect her accent," Nancy DeStefanis is helping kids discover nature through San Francisco Nature Education, the grassroots environmental education organization she founded in 2000. Many programs center around the herons and egrets that nest at Stow Lake, in Golden Gate Park.

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Native Son

April 01, 2010 by Matthew Bettelheim

The Pacific Coast of North America has only one species of native turtle: the western pond turtle. Just 80 years ago, a naturalist found more than 100 of these creatures thriving along an unremarkable stretch of a local creek. Today, a similar survey turns up a fraction of that, as natives compete with plentiful escaped pet turtles and other exotics. But a new conservation plan could tip that balance, and public awareness, back in the western pond turtle's favor.

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