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Alcatraz (GGNRA)

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

Everyone knows this island in the Bay for its prison, but did you know it’s home to historic gardens and ...

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Alcatraz Island is a renowned prison — but a horticultural gem?

July 06, 2012 by Elizabeth Laubach

From afar, this windswept island in the middle of the San Francisco Bay appears so rugged that you'd expect to find only century plans and eucalyptus. But Alcatraz is alive with color.


Jail Birds

July 01, 2011 by John Muir Laws

Alcatraz ranks right up there with riding the cable cars for most locals, but it turns out the island is a great place for watching birds! Jack hops on the ferry and chronicles the nesting behavior of snowy egrets, pigeon guillemots, Brandt’s cormorants, and western gulls.

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