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The Bat Healers

When insects emerge and flowers bloom in spring, the bats soon follow. And so do the calls for help to NorCal Bats.

May 14, 2024

When Plants Cry

It's not dew. These droplets are a plant's internal fluids—or "guttation," as scientists call it.
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Skyline Gardens

1.5 miles of trails | Varied

Skyline Gardens, an incredible hotspot for California native plants with sweeping views, doesn’t look like a garden. But it is. The trail through the area boasts more species of native plants than almost any other public trail of equivalent length in the East Bay (more than 280 and counting), on par with hot spots like the Fire Interpretive Trail at the summit of Mount Diablo.