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Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

The remnant sand dunes at Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge provide the only remaining home for for several species including ...

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Wanted: Sand for Endangered Butterfly

May 03, 2012 by Aleta George

The imperiled Lange’s metalmark butterfly lives only on a small stretch of remnant dunes near Antioch. Managers of the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge hope to create precious new habitat, while a captive-breeding program keeps the butterflies just short of extinction.

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Endangered Antioch Butterfly Needs a Hand

September 26, 2011 by Richard Karevoll

On a 55-acre lot in Antioch, a few biologists and a crew of volunteers are waging a battle to protect a vanishing bit of the natural world. The cause isn't easily seen: No whales are threatened and the public isn't in danger of losing a grove of old-growth redwoods. Instead, an endangered and rapidly dwindling species of butterfly teeters on the brink of extinction. And this week, you can help.

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Taking Refuge

January 01, 2005 by Matthew Bettelheim

At this small, sandy National Wildlife Refuge on the industrial outskirts of Antioch, you'll find great views of the San Joaquin River, and rare plants and insects that don't exist anywhere else.


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