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Bay Nature magazineJanuary-March 2018

Art and Design

A Landscape Shaped by Art in the Santa Cruz Mountains

January 02, 2018 by Rachel Diaz-Bastin

At an artists' retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains, a chance to see art and nature mix.

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Impressionism, Pointillism, Statistical Processing: Finding Truths in the Patterns of Nature

July 02, 2014 by Mary Ellen Hannibal

The beauty of science is that it really does search for truth. It is easy to follow the tracks and trails of one or several of nature’s patterns and yet be completely lost as to the whole picture.

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The Beauty of an Atmospheric River

February 07, 2014 by Eric Simons

The forecast calls for big rain this weekend from an "atmospheric river," a plume of moisture stretching thousands of miles across the Pacific and splashing onto land right smack on the Northern California coast.

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The Sounds of the Sea, Performed

June 01, 2010 by Melanie Jones

A team of artists has collected more than 1,000 recordings of people sharing their thoughts about the oceans. Hear voices from from scientists and schoolchildren, people in the United States, Europe, Asia. A sound collage from the collection premieres at Cal Academy on June 3.

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Poem: Morning Orchestrations, Putah Creek

July 01, 2009 by Rachel Dilworth

I think the mantis must taste like a high Aas it scalds through an alto sax: tangy, wounding, green.The tamarisk ...

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Art on the Wing

April 01, 2005 by Liam O'Brien

The Bay Area is home to a surprising variety of butterflies, moths, and skippers; local artist and avid lepidopterist Liam O’Brien gets outside with his field journal whenever he can, to record them with his unusual mixture of drawing, painting, collage, and writing. A beautiful sunny day out in the oak savanna of Mount Diablo brought two rare species into view, and onto the pages of Liam’s notebook.

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