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Flamingo turns up in Sunnyvale, “mollusk matchmaker” coaxes white abalone to spawn

July 29, 2013 by Alison Hawkes

A flamingo has turned up near the Sunnyvale sewage treatment plant, and local zoos say none of theirs is missing, and other Bay Area nature news.

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A highway, a wetland and 250,000 bats

July 25, 2013 by Constance Taylor

The Yolo Causeway is more than just link between here and there. It's the summer residence of a thriving colony of Mexican free-tailed bats.


Bay Area’s sea gull population explodes, Mt. Diablo summit deck still closed

July 22, 2013 by Alison Hawkes

Bay Area's sea gull population exploding, and they're munching up endangered species, and other Bay Area nature news.

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On the trail with nature’s sounds

July 17, 2013 by Alex Coltman

It's World Listening Day on Thursday. Leave the bombarding noise of city life and head out into nature for some auditory bliss.

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River otters are here to stay — at the Aquarium of the Bay

July 03, 2013 by Jackson Mauze

Viewing wild river otters can be thrilling, if you find one. Up your chances to 100 percent at a new, permanent exhibit at Aquarium of the Bay.


Get outside with the kids: Bay Nature’s top family picks

July 03, 2013 by Jaquelyn Davis

Lazy summer days on your hands? Now's the time to explore nature with the kids.

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Sunset hikes to celebrate the summer solstice

June 20, 2013 by Will Fraker

What better way to celebrate the end of the week and the ascent of summer than an evening hike ending ...

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Don’t get PO’ed: Poison oak tales of woe, and some ID assistance

June 18, 2013 by Bay Nature

Summer's the time to get outside, but in California that also means steering clear of poison oak. Here are some tales of woe, and a video to help you avoid getting POed.


Calif. considers lead bullet ban to save condors, Tilden golf course gets green creds

June 17, 2013 by Alison Hawkes

CA lawmakers consider ban on lead bullets used during hunting to save condors, and other Bay Area nature news.

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The Bay Area fathers among you

June 14, 2013 by Alex Coltman

Three-spined sticklebacks are like stay-at-home dads, while male river otters are the deadbeats of the animal kingdom. We have a list of father archetypes to brighten your Father's Day.


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