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Ask the Naturalist

Here are some recent questions:

Why Do You Find So Many Monarchs on Eucalyptus Trees?

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

Which Bay Area Salamanders Drop Their Tails?

Ask the Naturalist: What Is This Gelatinous Mass on the Juncus Leaves?

Ask the Naturalist: Is This a Turkey’s Tail Mushroom? How Do I Tell?

Unusual bird? Weird bug? Something strange or interesting in Bay Area nature? Thanks to donations from readers like you, Bay Nature has teamed up with the naturalists at the California Center for Natural History to answer your questions about the world every other Tuesday. You can read all the past questions and answers below.

So tell us … what do you want to know?

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