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Bay Nature magazineOctober-December 2017

Urban Nature

In the San Francisco Bay Area, slices of nature pop up in the most unexpected places, a testament to the region’s wealth in biodiversity and the resilience of its natural systems. Bringing nature to urban areas is not just about ensuring the survival of species, but enhancing people’s quality of life through a fulfillment of our innate need to be with nature.

Hiking With Dad: A Daughter Helps Her Father Explore the Accessibility of the East Bay Parks

September 25, 2017 by Kathleen Richards

When Kathleen Richards' father had a stroke, she set out into the parks to let nature aid his recovery.

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In the Bay Area, Big Birds are Back

September 25, 2017 by Eric Simons

Bald eagles, peregrine falcons, and ospreys are in the news. Is there a connection?

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Find a Lot of Bugs When You Clean Your Backyard Swimming Pool? Scientists Want to See Them

August 25, 2017 by Rachel Diaz-Bastin

A new citizen science project looks closely at the insect gold mine that is backyard pools -- and already it's found potentially new species.

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Are the Bay Area’s Parks Too Crowded?

June 28, 2017 by Jeremy Miller

Are crowded parks, like traffic or sprawl, another symptom of the Bay Area's economic boom? Not necessarily.

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At a Snail’s Place: How the Range of a Common Sea Snail Explains the Underlying Logic of the Universe

April 19, 2017 by Eric Simons

The surprising, spiraling story of why sea snails live where they live.

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The Old Bay Bridge Is Coming Down, Leaving a 40-Year-Old Cormorant Colony Adrift

March 28, 2017 by Mark J. Rauzon

The last of the old Bay Bridge is coming down now, and with it will go a 40-year-old colony of double-crested cormorants.

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How the East Bay Shoreline Became A Park for the People

March 28, 2017 by Lisa Krieger

A walk through the tumultuous history of the East Bay's popular shoreline park.

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What Honeybees Have Taught Me About Xenophobia

January 31, 2017 by Benjamin Eichorn

Opinion: The American democratic experiment and the survival of the planet may depend on overcoming our fear of foreigners

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Brain + Nature = Healthy

January 01, 2017 by Alison Hawkes

Outdoors-lovers have long known that nature makes us feel good. Now scientists peering into the brain are starting to explain why.

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Skip the Elephants and Tigers, These Children’s Books Feature Local Wildlife

December 19, 2016 by Alison Hawkes

With the holidays underway and the kids out of school, now's a good time to curl up with some reads. Why not make them about California?

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