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We post the best local nature videos we find from YouTube here, but Bay Nature also produces several kinds of videos and you can see them all here. Broadcast on Northern California public TV stations, our Bay Nature on the Air segments showcase the natural diversity of local ecosystems and natural attractions. You’ll also find videos of our naturalist-guided hikes and audio slideshows that inform you about Bay Area parks and wildlife.

Joan Hamilton on state parks’ future

May 09, 2012 by Bay Nature

Writer Joan Hamilton spoke with interviewer Henry Tenenbaum on KRON4 Sunday, May 6 about the state parks closures slated for July. Hamilton is the author of Bay Nature’s April 2012 special coverage: The Parks and the People: Keeping State Parks Alive.

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Sea lions return to open seas

May 03, 2012 by Bay Nature

A month after he was found malnourished and disoriented in the middle of a dangerous ferry commuter crossing, Al Catraz and his pinneped friend PupTart were released into coastal waters near the Marine Mammal Center in Marin, where they were in rehab. The two look very happy to be “home.” 

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Mission Blue Butterflies expanding range

April 25, 2012 by Bay Nature

The endangered Mission Blue Butterfly is beginning to thrive in new areas of San Francisco, including Twin Peaks where restoration efforts are underway to bring the dazzling lepidoptera from San Bruno Mountain. It’s habitat is restricted to only a few locations, making it prone to the harmful effects of development. Twin Peaks is one spot, […]

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Freed eagle back home in the wild

April 12, 2012 by Bay Nature

As we reported earlier,  a golden eagle recently set to the skies over Las Trampas Regional Wilderness near San Ramon. For the last six months, it was in recovery at two area wildlife rehab centers for a fractured wing, likely the result of a collision with a car.

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Lone wolf OR7 appears in California

March 08, 2012 by Bay Nature

The lone, male wolf that’s been making its mark on California history as the first to show in 88 years has been back and forth between Oregon and the Golden State. This is the only known video footage of 2 1/2-year-old OR7, so named because he’s the seventh radio-collared wolf in Oregon. Until recently, OR7 […]

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The SF Bay vs.The Bag

February 17, 2012 by Bay Nature

Each year, Bay Area residents discard the equivalent of 10,000 kitchen bags of trash into the San Francisco Bay. What would our Bay and beaches look like if we lose site of efforts to stem the tide of trash? Save the Bay presents the horror of horrors scenario. 

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National Geographic birding show launches

January 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

And you thought birding was for introverted, quiet types. The premier of “Aerial Assassins” on Friday night on National Geographic WILD TV is an adrenaline-spiked adventure with the world’s hottest birder at the helm. James Currie tracks Harris’ Hawkes through the Sonoran Desert in the American Southwest. We’ll leave it to you to decide whether […]

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Monitoring coho salmon

January 12, 2012 by Bay Nature

Coho salmon once numbered in the tens of thousands but estimates now put them at fewer than 500. Dry weather this winter has been especially hard on the salmon, which are stuck in risky areas during their spawning because they can’t reach further upstream. Fishery Biologist Mike Reichmuth and Intern Ben Atencio discuss endangered coho […]

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California sea otter camped out on beach

January 11, 2012 by Bay Nature

Sea otters spend most of their lives in the water, but come on shore to rest. This one probably spent a long morning foraging for food, likely their favorite prey — sea urchins. Sea otters are the smallest marine mammal and a threatened species. There are about 2,700 left on the California coast, so it’s […]

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Falcated Duck turns up at Colusa National Wildlife Refuge

January 06, 2012 by Bay Nature

Birders are flocking in from all over the country to view a male falcated duck far away from his Asian homeland. The duck, a hunted species in China, has been seen happily paddling among mallards, pintails and geese since his first siting on Dec. 8, apparently unaware of the excitement he is causing. The sickle-shaped […]

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