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Bay Nature Staff Picks: Signs of the Season

November 01, 2015 by Bay Nature Staff

Here are some of our staff's favorite signs of winter in the Bay Area.

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The Guadalupe River Needs Rain

October 30, 2015 by Destiny Palacios

For the last few months, the Guadalupe River, the major river of the 10th largest city in the United States, has been essentially out of water.

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Ask the Naturalist: Where Has “Charlotte” Gone?

October 29, 2015 by Bay Nature Staff

A concerned spider fan asks what to do about a missing arachnid and the egg sacs she left behind.

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Ask the Naturalist: Sea Foam – How Much is Too Much?

October 22, 2015 by Bay Nature Staff

How much sea foam along the shore is normal for this time of year? And how can you tell if it's harmful to marine life? We asked UC Santa Cruz oceanographer Raphael Kudela.

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On The Trail of the Surprisingly Mysterious Gray Fox

October 21, 2015 by Elizabeth Rogers

Gray foxes in the Bay Area: Where are they? What are they? The answer to both questions is surprisingly complicated. Fortunately, there's "The Fox Guy."

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‘Climate Endangered’ Least Terns Thrive In Northern California, But For How Long?

October 21, 2015 by Timothy Hill

The California least tern is rare but thriving in the Bay Area. For now. An examination of what Audubon's "climate endangered" ranking means for a popular bird.

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2016 Bay Nature Hero Award Winner

October 20, 2015 by Bay Nature Staff

Publishing icon and Bay Nature co-founder Malcolm Margolin will receive a special award for his invaluable contributions to Bay Nature and the cultural life of the Bay Area.

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2016 Local Hero Award Winner for Youth Engagement

October 20, 2015 by Bay Nature Staff

Naftali is a passionate advocate of our local wild lands and a visionary student leader.

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2016 Local Hero Award Winner for Conservation Action

October 20, 2015 by Bay Nature Staff

For more than 25 years, Andrea Mackenzie has been an effective and passionate leader for open space protection in the ...

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2016 Local Hero Award Winner for Environmental Education

October 20, 2015 by Bay Nature Staff

Thanks to Allen Fish's passionate and dedicated leadership, the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory is a recognized leader in both raptor research and the rapidly growing field of citizen science.

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How Humans, and Dogs, Can Coexist With Coyotes in San Francisco

October 20, 2015 by Graelyn Brashear

San Francisco holds public meetings on coexisting with coyotes.

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At Mountain Lake, One Last Chance to See the Turtles Off

October 14, 2015 by Lauren McNulty

“This turtle release is symbolic of so much transformation."

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Bay Nature Co-Founders Honored at CGF Gala

October 05, 2015 by Bay Nature Staff

On October 4, 2015, the Committee for Green Foothills honored Bay Nature co-founders David Loeb and Malcolm Margolin (publisher of Heyday Books) for their significant contributions to the Bay Area nature community.

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El Niño Update: It’s Going to Rain (Almost Certainly, Probably)

October 02, 2015 by Les Rowntree

The forecaster mood and message is upbeat these days, with less hedging and more agreement that, yes, this El Niño winter could be a wet one.

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