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Coots take off from the Delta near Big Break Regional Shoreline. Read about seeing the Delta's birds by kayak in the January-March issue of Bay Nature. | Photo by Lee Jaffe

Nature News


2018 Youth Engagement Local Hero: Sandra Corzantes

San Mateo County Park Ranger Sandra Corzantes has won Bay Nature’s 2018 Youth Engagement award.


2018 Environmental Education Local Hero: Lisa Micheli

Pepperwood Preserve President and CEO Lisa Micheli has won Bay Nature’s 2018 Environmental Education award.


2018 Conservation Action Local Hero: Walter Moore

POST President Walter Moore has won Bay Nature’s 2018 Conservation Action award.


Why Do You Find So Many Monarchs on Eucalyptus Trees?

Monarch butterflies are often found in huge clusters on eucalyptus trees. Why do they seemingly prefer these non-natives?


Ask the Naturalist: Look a Big Spider in the Mouth to Tell if It’s a Tarantula or Not

A reader found a huge spider. Is it a tarantula?


There Is No “No-Fire” Option in California

The most destructive wildfire season in California history has nearly ended. Will this be the new pattern — or can we bring fire back on our own terms?






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