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Bay Nature magazineJuly-September 2018


The study and science of plants.

The Discovery of the Oldest Redwood South of Mendocino Marks a New Era

June 27, 2018 by Brittany Shoot

The mammoth McApin Tree is not just the venerable elder in its grove. It’s thought the giant redwood holds within its fire-charred rings the surrounding forest’s formative secrets.

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What Do I Do About Poison Hemlock Near My Yard?

June 26, 2018 by Michael Ellis

A reader has poison hemlock growing near his yard. What should he do?

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Are There Any Plants That Do Not Photosynthesize?

April 17, 2018 by Trent Pearce

Can a plant live without photosynthesizing?

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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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What Wildflowers Tell You About the North Bay Fires

March 30, 2018 by Lech Naumovich

In burned areas of the North Bay, spring bloom patterns reveal burn patterns.

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Treasure Hunt: Fire-Following Flowers You Might Find in the North Bay

March 30, 2018 by Lech Naumovich

What flowers might botanists see in the North Bay this spring?


A Street Tree Revolution in Silicon Valley

January 02, 2018 by Eric Simons

Urban ecologists hope to inspire a love of nature in the sprawling heart of tech.

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Disrupt the Street Tree

December 19, 2017 by Eric Simons

Could trees help Silicon Valley find an identity?

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Why Did I Hear Popcorn Sounds In the Recent Extreme Heat Wave?

September 26, 2017 by Trent Pearce

When temperatures crank up, an unusual ecological adaptation begins to play out among our native Monterey pine. We explain why in our latest installment of our reader-funded Ask The Naturalist column.

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Western Sycamores Speak of an Older California

September 25, 2017 by Sylvia V. Linsteadt

In Livermore, a writer walks leisurely among the sycamore alluvial woodland.


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