Wildlife: Invertebrates, Reptiles, Amphibians

To some, species such as nudibranchs, sweat bees, tarantulas, and red-legged frogs are lumped into the great wide world of creepy-crawlies. But these underfoot and underwater animals can be surprisingly interesting, albeit sometimes obscure. The sense of wonder and curiosity that these species spark is a reminder of wildlife’s inherent value, no matter the size or number of legs.

Q&A With the Proprietor of the ‘Ladybug Hotel’

December 29, 2015 by Nathaniel Dolton-Thornton

Jeremy Brautman describes the feeling of a "loveliness" of ladybugs, and explains how he decided to try and help the loveliness along.

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Bay Nature Staff Picks: Signs of the Season

December 21, 2015 by Bay Nature Staff

Here are some of our staff's favorite signs of winter in the Bay Area.

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Beetlemania: All Together Now

December 17, 2015 by Nathaniel Dolton-Thornton

Scientists aren't sure why convergent ladybugs huddle together during the winter.

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Ask the Naturalist: Is That Butterfly Supposed To Be Here Now?

November 12, 2015 by Liam O'Brien

A San Francisco reader wonders about the bright orange-red butterfly he recently spotted in his backyard.

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Bay Nature Staff Picks: Signs of the Season

November 01, 2015 by Bay Nature Staff

Here are some of our staff's favorite signs of winter in the Bay Area.

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Ask the Naturalist: Where Has “Charlotte” Gone?

October 29, 2015 by Bay Nature Staff

A concerned spider fan asks what to do about a missing arachnid and the egg sacs she left behind.

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2016 Bay Nature Hero Award Winner

October 20, 2015 by Bay Nature Staff

Publishing icon and Bay Nature co-founder Malcolm Margolin will receive a special award for his invaluable contributions to Bay Nature and the cultural life of the Bay Area.

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Do Rattlesnakes Migrate?

October 01, 2015 by Michael Ellis

Do rattlesnakes migrate and hibernate?

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Evolution’s Tangled Web

October 01, 2015 by Alisa Opar

Why do so many of our local spiders have traits from the earliest stages of spider development?

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What Moths Live in the East Bay Hills? On ‘Moth Night,’ A Chance to Find Out

August 06, 2015 by Brett Simpson

“Moths are definitely under-appreciated,” says the moth expert leading a nighttime moth expedition in El Cerrito. “People are scared of them. You don’t really get to see them, except when they’re knocking on your window or crowding your porch lights.”

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