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Visit the Yolo Bypass for A Highway, a Wetland and 250,000 Bats

July 25, 2013 by Constance Taylor

The Yolo Causeway is more than just link between here and there. It's the summer residence of a thriving colony of Mexican free-tailed bats.


California buckeyes know what to do in summer dry spell — hibernate

July 08, 2013 by Constance Taylor

What does a California buckeye know that many imported plants around here don't? Duh, you don't go full steam in the hot, dry summer.

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Happy 4th! Nature’s fireworks are on display

July 03, 2013 by Constance Taylor

As you scan the skies for pyrotechnic eye-candy, remember that nature makes its own quite impressive displays.

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Oakland’s bug guy wants you to like bugs too

June 19, 2013 by Constance Taylor

Eddie Dunbar has helped make Oakland a bit friendlier towards the Bay Area's creepy-crawlies.


Burrowing owls make a comeback in hubbub of Silicon Valley

June 10, 2013 by Constance Taylor

Burrowing owls are finding habitat alongside the massive tech companies of Silicon Valley, thanks to an effort to show how the quizzical birds can adapt to humans when given the chance.

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How do you make a teeny hummingbird chick comfy?

March 28, 2013 by Constance Taylor

Imagine fitting your little eggs inside a nest the size of a golf ball? Hummingbirds are back, and raising the next generation.


Hayward owl cam: Up close and personal with barn owls!

February 25, 2013 by Constance Taylor

A family of barn owls at Hayward's Sulphur Creek Nature Center are the starts of an owl-cam: see baby owls hatching, feeding, and being their cute selves!

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Rallying on climate change this Sunday

February 15, 2013 by Constance Taylor

While Bay Area conservation leaders have been getting arrested in Washington, DC, demanding action on climate change, a local "Forward on Climate Change" rally is planned for Sunday, February 17.


Celebrating the year of the snake with Bay Area favorites

February 09, 2013 by Constance Taylor

Happy Chinese New Year! It's the year of the snake, so we're taking a moment to reflect on some of our Bay Area favorites.


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