Flamingo turns up in Sunnyvale, “mollusk matchmaker” coaxes white abalone to spawn

July 29, 2013

Happy Monday! Dishing up your Bay Area nature news diet:

  • A flamingo has turned up near the Sunnyvale sewage treatment plant, and local zoos say none of theirs is missing. [San Jose Mercury News]
  •  Burrowing owls make a nest near a freeway retaining wall on Hwy 4 widening, and construction makes accommodations. [Contra Costa Times]
  • Could Gov. Brown’s water tunnels from Delta increase fracking in California? []
  • Images of sea turtles, California quail help deter graffiti in Oakland. [Oakland Tribune]
  • “Mollusk matchmaker” successful in getting the first captive white abalone to spawn in a decade at Bodega Bay lab. [Sacramento Bee]
  • Hearing the ‘D’ word among water planners in Marin. [Marin Independent Journal]


About the Author

Alison Hawkes was a Bay Nature editor from 2011-2017. Before Bay Nature she worked in journalism for more than a decade as a former newspaper reporter turned radio producer turned web editor with each rendition bringing her closer to her dream of covering environmental issues. She co-founded Way Out West, a site dedicated to covering Bay Area environmental news.