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Bay Nature magazineApril-June 2018

Recreation

Getting out into nature is part of the cultural fabric of the San Francisco Bay Area, thanks to the region’s impressive landscapes and rich natural resources. From hiking to birdwatching and painting, the San Francisco Bay and its surrounding hills and beaches offer a myriad of ways to connect with the outdoors and find inspiration in what nature offers.

Discover the Rare Blooms of Huckleberry Preserve in the East Bay Hills

March 30, 2018 by Stephanie Penn

Rare plants are common in California. Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve sits in an ideal location to display some of the rarest of them.

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Birding By Kayak at Big Break Regional Shoreline in the East Bay

January 02, 2018 by Victoria Schlesinger

Big Break, near the confluence of the San Joaquin and Sacramento Rivers, is a hotspot for birds. A great way to see them is by kayak.

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A Nature-Inspired Place Opens for Kids to Play in San José

September 25, 2017 by Emily Williams

Bill's Backyard: Bridge to Nature is designed to be a hybrid between a playground and a nature park.

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Summer Algal Bloom and Aquatic Grass Growth Forces Boats Off the Water in Berkeley’s Aquatic Park

July 27, 2017 by Sonner Kehrt

A yellow-brown blanket covers the Berkeley Aquatic Park lagoon.

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At a Snail’s Place: How the Range of a Common Sea Snail Explains the Underlying Logic of the Universe

April 19, 2017 by Eric Simons

The surprising, spiraling story of why sea snails live where they live.

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Letter to the Editor: Protecting Diversity Is the Opposite of Xenophobia

February 23, 2017 by Doug Johnson

Some non-native species are okay. But not all of them.

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What Honeybees Have Taught Me About Xenophobia

January 31, 2017 by Benjamin Eichorn

Opinion: The American democratic experiment and the survival of the planet may depend on overcoming our fear of foreigners

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Franklin Point Offers A Unique Look at the San Mateo Coast

January 01, 2017 by Nate Seltenrich

The California Coastal Trail runs west of Highway 1 along this scenic stretch of the San Mateo coast.

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Nature Offers Health Benefits, and New Brain Research Explains Why

January 01, 2017 by Alison Hawkes

Outdoors-lovers have long known that nature makes us feel good. Now scientists peering into the brain are starting to explain why.

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How To Go Tidepooling, a Guide for the Amateur

January 01, 2017 by Eric Simons

How to go tidepooling and find things.

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