Ask the Naturalist

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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