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Cat Taylor, who works at Sunol Regional Wilderness, has been a Bay Area naturalist for 20 years. Other incarnations include ranger, researcher, scatologist, archaeologist, illustrator, and artist.


Ask the Naturalist: Why are deer droppings so tiny?

August 19, 2015 by Cat Taylor

Why are deer droppings so small? East Bay Regional Parks' Cat Taylor has the scoop on ungulate poop.

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Sticks and Stones Can Make a Home

January 01, 2011 by Cat Taylor

"Home"--the word evokes many images: memories of your childhood abode or the smell of a home-cooked meal. Animals, too, have different ideas of home--nursery, fortress, or merely a place to rest. Here's a few fun homes you might see in the woods, if you know where to look.

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A Night Out with the Bats

July 01, 2009 by Cat Taylor

Spend a night out as a bat and you'll be amazed by these critters' abilities to "see" in the dark and fly nimbly as they catch fast-flying bugs.

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