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About Courtney Quirin

Courtney Quirin is a Bay Nature editorial intern.


Signs of the season: elephant seals, born to breed

December 26, 2013 by Courtney Quirin

One of the most dramatic mating rituals in the animal kingdom is right on our Bay Area doorstep. Male elephant seals at Año Nuevo State Park risk life and limb to be the guy who gets to impregnate up to 75 females.

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Loving nature with pencil and paper

April 25, 2013 by Courtney Quirin

Looking for a way to commune with nature and others? Nature journaling might be just the thing.

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San Francisco, a honeybee’s paradise

February 11, 2013 by Courtney Quirin

Why has San Francisco, of all places, become the land of milk and honey for honeybees?


The thrill of the hive: San Francisco beekeeping

January 28, 2013 by Courtney Quirin

One of San Francisco's most prominent beekeepers produces 500 pounds of honey a year by never turning down a bee in need.


Keeping wild turkeys in check

November 21, 2012 by Courtney Quirin

It's a wild turkey world out there, as the growing population of Meleagris gallopavo shows. California is trying to tamp down the size of this gobbling, introduced species.


In unpoliced oceans, marine mammal shootings go unsolved

November 13, 2012 by Courtney Quirin

The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito has treated six gunshot victims so far this year, including Whirlybird, a sea lion. Which raises the disturbing question. Who is shooting marine mammals and why?

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Keeping the peace with urban coyotes

November 07, 2012 by Courtney Quirin

When a pet goes missing, urban coyotes can quickly develop a bad rap. But many wildlife experts say it’s not the coyotes who need better management -- it’s us.

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Cousteau: Youth the answer to imperiled oceans

September 27, 2012 by Courtney Quirin

Jean-Michel Cousteau visits Marin's Marine Mammal Center to deliver hope to visiting schoolchildren: "Educating youth is the best investment we can make."


Navigating cities: survival skills for the urban coyote

September 19, 2012 by Courtney Quirin

One recent sunny morning a young coyote lounged on the fairway of San Francisco’s Lincoln Park Golf Course, unphased by ...


Urban coyotes in our midst

September 04, 2012 by Courtney Quirin

Fabled as a wily shape-shifter and trickster, the coyote’s latest magic trick has been turning cities into habitat, and San ...


Out and about with California quail

August 17, 2012 by Courtney Quirin

The California quail is the inspiration for a San Francisco restaurant that just made America’s top new eating house —   ...


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