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Ask the Naturalist

Here are some recent questions:

Why Do Turkey Vultures Have Red Heads?

Where Do Shorebirds Sleep at Night?

How Vulnerable Are Other Parts Of The Bay Area To Wildfires?

What Is This Moth That’s Almost as Big as a Hummingbird?

Why Did I Hear Popcorn Sounds In the Recent Extreme Heat Wave?

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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