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What Do I Need To Know About Feeding Birds In My Yard?

December 18, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

I've started to put out bird seed in my North Oakland backyard and have enjoyed the visitors. What do I need to know about feeding wild birds in my yard?

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Biologists remove disease-spreading invasive frogs from Golden Gate Park

July 22, 2013 by Jackson Mauze

The "bubonic plague" of amphibian diseases is being carried by an invasive frog that's turned up in Golden Gate Park.

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California deer infected with non-native lice

May 30, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

California deer are suffering from an infestation of non-native lice that’s causing baldness and other health problems.


Sleuthing Sudden Oak Death

October 01, 2006 by Cindy Spring

By the time that sudden oak death (SOD) began hitting North Bay oaks and tanoaks in the mid-1990s, Ted Swiecki ...

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Watch Your Step

October 01, 2006 by Frederique Lavoipierre

Since 2000, sudden oak death has spread through 14 California counties, including all nine in the Bay Area, threatening our signature oak woodlands. Though rain, wind, and fog have caused much of that spread, some of the blame likely lies with those of us who venture into the woods for business or pleasure: The disease can move on infected plants and firewood, and on the muddy shoes and bicycle tires of recreational trail users.

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Confronting Sudden Oak Death

October 01, 2003 by Sue Rosenthal

Although the disease is popularly known as Sudden Oak Death, the funguslike organism that causes it, Phytophthora ramorum, is also ...

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Sudden Oak Death Update

October 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

A lot has happened in the battle against Sudden Oak Death (SOD) since Bay Nature reported on it in January. ...

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