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A spur path leads to rare plants in Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve in the East Bay Hills. Read about Huckleberry's California native blooms in the April-June issue of Bay Nature. | Photo by Stephanie Penn

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When a Plant Dies, Where Do the Nutrients in its Cells Go?

Plants make all other life on Earth possible. But most animals don’t eat dead plants — so how do the nutrients plants create get into the environment when the plant dies?


Are Baby Rattlesnakes the Most Dangerous Biters?

People often say baby rattlesnake bites are more dangerous than adult rattlesnake bites. Is the conventional wisdom correct?


Are There Any Plants That Do Not Photosynthesize?

Can a plant live without photosynthesizing?


The Most Visited State Park System in the Nation Is Remaking Itself and Wants Your Buy-In

Seven years after the crisis, California State Parks tests out a new model.


Watching Wildlife Move Through Sonoma Valley

Science has led us to an increasing understanding of the importance of wildlife corridors. Sonoma pioneers the monitoring of a series of corridors.


Discover the Rare Blooms of Huckleberry Preserve in the East Bay Hills

Rare plants are common in California. Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve sits in an ideal location to display some of the rarest of them.




Webcast: What's Next For California State Parks?



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