The official bird of San Francisco has been AWOL in the city for years. But the Presidio hopes to change that.
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Though, faced with freedom, Condor 1139 and his fellow juveniles take their sweet time to step across the threshold. “We’re on condor time,” says a program manager.
“In some areas, they blanketed the road,” says a volunteer newt-rescue organizer.
Or at least there’s one in Moraga that can, as this video shows.
A dozen such projects have sprouted, offering habitat-friendly flood protection. Getting permission for them is a challenge.
Nearly two decades after it was shuttered, advocates and researchers are hoping to reopen the field station where community college students were once involved in the marine sciences.
The plan—yet to be City-approved—calls for upward of $17 million in maintenance for Oakland’s neglected trees.
For those who dare—meet the Bay Area’s spookiest plants (and two freaky fungi).
Meet the Salt Marsh 3, a trio of marsh plants specially adapted to live in the brine.
“Xayviish has far more personality than any grocery-store mushroom,” writes Sara Calvosa Olson, a Karuk tribal member. “It’s a meaty but delicate time machine, whisking your spirit back to your gathering place.”