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Mike Koslosky, a freelance writer and naturalist, has beenpublished in Fremontia, CNPS Bulletin, Birds & Blooms, Parents'Press, and local newspapers.


The Ants Go Marching One by One

July 01, 2010 by Mike Koslosky

How the heck do all those ants find you every time you sit down at a park for a nice picnic? The short answer is: sheer numbers and good communication. But there’s a lot more to know about ants than that...

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Dem Bones, Dem Bones

January 01, 2009 by Mike Koslosky

What can you learn from a skull or other bone you might find along the trail? A few simple tips will help you figure out what those bones have to say.

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Catch Some Wild Zzz’s

October 01, 2008 by Mike Koslosky

Animals have to sleep too! But sometimes they do it a bit differently than we do.

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The Frog Days of Winter

January 01, 2008 by Mike Koslosky

On rainy days, wildlife watching outdoors is probably not at the top of your list, but there is one group ...

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Duck! It’s Time for Winter Waterfowl

January 01, 2007 by Mike Koslosky

San Francisco Bay and its surrounding wetlands become a mallard mecca every winter. Mallards come by the thousands to spend ...

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Make a Nature Discovery Pack!

October 01, 2006 by Mike Koslosky

A discovery pack is a simple tool that can greatly enhance your study of nature. A well-stocked pack will fit ...

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Falling for Spiders and Termites

October 01, 2006 by Mike Koslosky

Things begin rumbling about now. Storm clouds pile up along the outer Coast Ranges, the winds shift and come out of the south, days get shorter, and the air gets colder. We all know what's coming: the rainy season. Termites and spiders know it too, and they're getting busy.

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Notes from Underground

January 01, 2005 by Mike Koslosky

It is often the smallest things that get overlooked, and life in the soil is probably the most neglected habitat ...

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What’s the Buzz? Native Bees!

January 01, 2003 by Mike Koslosky

They don't live in colonies, they rarely sting, and—if you plant natives—you might find some in your own backyard.

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