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An Enduring Oak Mystery: Synchronized Acorn Booms

How do the trees synchronize their reproductive efforts? Oaks, the dominant tree genus throughout much of low- and mid-elevation, temperate California, are full of mysteries.

July 5, 2022

The Story of the Butterflies

At almost every stage of life, the butterflies are threatened by climate change, habitat degradation, and increased use of neonicotinoid pesticides. At the same time, monarchs flourished in habitats that people made particularly habitable.
July 4, 2022

Bay Area Wildlife Tracking 101

July 1, 2022
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Cowell Ranch Beach

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For people who are fascinated by fossils, geology, marine mammals, and birds, Cowell Ranch Beach is an ideal stop … Learn More