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Aleut dancers

The Price of “Soft Gold”

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My ancestors were among the Indigenous peoples who once lived alongside Russians on the Sonoma Coast. After 150 years, we’re telling our story.

Lorenzo Washington

Listen Closely, the Trees are Talking

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When people say that trees “talk” to each other, that’s a concept that rests, in part, on an extraordinary and microscopic relationship between arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and the roots of 90 percent of all plants.

starling murmuration

Bird Plural

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Why do birds of the same—and different—feathers flock together? Well, it depends.

bobcats on a fence

Country Cat, City Cat

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A Marin County-based conservation photographer spends many hours looking at wildlife, and bobcats—both in the wild and around the neighborhood—are her favorite subject.