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How Extreme Heat Caught San Francisco By Surprise Over Labor Day Weekend

September 19, 2017 by

Forecasters thought it would be hot in San Francisco over Labor Day — meaning, you know, in the high 80s. Instead it was 106. What happened?

 

Ask The Naturalist: Why Are There So Many Birds On the Beach At One Time?

September 12, 2017 by Donna Pomeroy

Head to the beach on one of these late summer days and you’re liable to come across a wonderful spectacle of nature: the feeding frenzy.

 

Helping Bees Beat the Heat

September 01, 2017 by

Hot weather can be tough on our local wildlife, including wild bees. But you can help by making a safe “watering hole” for tiny pollinators.

 

Ask the Naturalist: Where Can I Find Old Growth Redwoods in the Bay Area?

August 29, 2017 by Mia Monroe

Crowded Muir Woods isn’t the only place in the Bay Area to wander amongst old-growth redwoods.

 

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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