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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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How Much Should You Worry About Mountain Lion Attacks in Bay Area Parks?

Or should the mountain lions worry about us?


San José Ballot Measure Would Rewrite the City’s General Plan for Development, to the Dismay of Open Space Advocates

San Jose’s Measure B, on the ballot in the June 5 election, could have far-reaching implications for civic governance


Why Did So Many Jellyfish Wash Onto Bay Beaches This Spring?

Why are so many jellyfish washing up in the San Francisco Bay this spring?


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?




Webcast: What's Next For California State Parks?



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