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A stream flows through Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve, where Save the Redwoods League scientists have recently discovered the oldest redwood south of Mendocino. Read about the McApin tree and the future of redwood conservation in the July-September issue of Bay Nature. | Photo by Mike Shoys, Save the Redwoods League

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What Do River Otters Do When the River Runs Dry in a Drought?

A reader asks about the fate of a family of river otters living in Coyote Creek, which dried up in many places in the drought.


Do Dragonflies Tease Turtles?

A reader saw a dragonfly seemingly tapping a turtle on the head in the Sunol Regional Wilderness. Any ideas what’s happening?


Will the Salesforce Tower’s Light-Up Top Affect Birds?

Birds can become confused by glass skyscrapers and artificial light. What will happen with San Francisco’s newest skyscraper?


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The Discovery of the Oldest Redwood South of Mendocino Marks a New Era

The mammoth McApin Tree is not just the venerable elder in its grove. It’s thought the giant redwood holds within its fire-charred rings the surrounding forest’s formative secrets.


On the Trail
The Guadalupe River and the Hidden Heart of San José

The Guadalupe River winds its way through history, both natural and human.


Where to Find Redwoods Close to Home in the Bay Area

A new tool for finding parks.




Webcast: What's Next For California State Parks?



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