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Ask The Naturalist: Do Badgers Hibernate?

February 22, 2017 by Bay Nature Staff

Do badgers hibernate during the winter? And if not, when *do* they emerge from their burrows? Guest naturalist Susan Kirks answers.


Paula Lane Action Network (PLAN)

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

501(c)3 grassroots conservation nonprofit. Research and education, protecting rural land, open space, and wildlife habitat and movement areas. Advocacy for sustainable agriculture with sensitivity to habitat and wildlife. 10-year project to protect American Badger habitat and species. Based in West Petaluma, Sonoma County.

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Shollenberger Park

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

Stroll, bike, or jog the main path or watch for birds along the Petaluma River. Formerly an unappreciated dredged spoils ...

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Farming for the community

December 29, 2011 by Liz Proctor

A Petaluma farm is adapting the methods of farming popularized in The Omnivore's Dilemma to the West Coast climate. The animals work all year round, preparing the soil in the fields for the spring planting.

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Asphalt Plant Controversy in Petaluma Wetland

September 30, 2010 by Wesley Clark

Shollenberger Marsh in Petaluma might be an old dredge spoils pond, but it’s become a haven for dozens of bird ...

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Dredging up an Avian Oasis

July 01, 2004 by Bill O’Brien

What do you get when you scoop up 250,000 cubic yards of muck from the Petaluma River? Prime shorebird habitat, of course. Unlikely as it may seem, Shollenberger Park is a place where birders have spotted 150 bird species, from nesting avocets and stilts to harriers and egrets. And a new addition to the park will make it one of the largest publicly accessible stretches of wetlands in the Bay Area.

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