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Ask The Naturalist: How Will the Drought Impact Amphibians?

March 21, 2014 by Alison Hawkes

Question: Will newts, frogs and salamanders be out in full force in the Bay Area this spring?


Meet Mark Twain’s frog at Mori Point

October 08, 2012 by Christine Kelly

Mori Point, along the coast in San Mateo County, is one of the smattering of locations where the fabled California red-leggeds live, the largest frogs in the West.

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A tale of two species, and a lagoon

January 24, 2012 by Paul Hagey

Sharp Park is at the center of a controversy over whether golfing can coexist with endangered species. The Pacifica course, which overlooks the ocean, is a unique coastal freshwater ecosystem with a lagoon that's great for the California red-legged frog and San Francisco garter snake. But if you want to keep the fairways open to business, much of that water has to be pumped away.

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Groups Sue SF Over Sharp Park

March 04, 2011 by Alison Hawkes

Environmental groups have filed suit against the city of San Francisco under claims it's violating the Endangered Species Act at Sharp Park Golf Course. The groups say that San Francisco, which owns and operates the 90-year old golf course in Pacifica, is harming two imperiled species: the California red-legged frog and the San Francisco garter snake.

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EndangerBus Feature: San Francisco Garter Snake

December 23, 2010 by Bay Nature Staff

Reptile expert Robert Stebbins calls the San Francisco garter snake "one of the most beautiful serpents in North America." The snake's dazzling patterns of color serve as camouflage in its native habitat: the open marshes, stream banks, grasslands, and vernal pools of the San Francisco Peninsula. But the best camouflage is little help if your home territory gets built over.

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Mori Point Restoration

July 21, 2009 by Rick Bacigalupi

Restoration efforts at Pacifica’s Mori Point focus on reclaiming native plant habitat lost over the years to a maze of ...

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Mori’s Story

April 01, 2009 by Dan Rademacher

A town comes together to protect beautiful Mori Point, home to threatened frogs, endangered snakes, and superb wildflowers.

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Rare Species in Contra Costa County Protected from Development

July 01, 2007 by Aleta George

Across San Pablo Bay, Contra Costa County is also trying to manage growth wisely. The population here is expected to ...

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Islands in a Sea of Grass

April 01, 2007 by Kathleen M. Wong

The East Bay hills are dotted with hundreds of ponds, many of which offer welcome habitat and shelter to native wildlife, from threatened California red-legged frogs and tiger salamanders to toxic newts, voracious water bugs, and migrating waterfowl. Just about any pond, from a verdant clear blue pool to the merest muddy puddle, has something interesting going on beneath the surface. But perhaps the most remarkable fact about these ponds is that nearly all of them were created as watering holes for livestock. Today, the East Bay Regional Park District is working to understand the complex relationships between native species, grazing cattle, and artificial ponds.

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California Red-legged Frog Controversy at Sharp Park Golf Course

April 01, 2007 by Matthew Bettelheim

Some threatened and endangered amphibians and reptiles are content to share habitat with cattle, as we reported in our April ...

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