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Signs of the season: elephant seals, born to breed

December 26, 2013 by Courtney Quirin

One of the most dramatic mating rituals in the animal kingdom is right on our Bay Area doorstep. Male elephant seals at Año Nuevo State Park risk life and limb to be the guy who gets to impregnate up to 75 females.

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Signs of the Season: Feathered fall migrants

November 12, 2013 by Jackson Karlenzig

As the days shorten and valley oak leaves fall, hundreds of birds are flocking to the Bay Area. Here's a sneak preview of some of the highlights.


It’s spring! Admire the hound’s tongue, and the rest

March 20, 2013 by Alison Hawkes

Looking to nature for signs of spring is a beloved sport among Bay Area wildlife enthusiasts. What are you noticing out there?

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Signs of the Season: Pumpkin spiders on the move

October 31, 2012 by Alison Hawkes

It’s Halloween, and you’ve probably noticed spiders everywhere. And not just the ones in costume. Perhaps the most seasonal of Bay Area spiders is the “pumpkin spider,” which gets it name from its bulbous, rust-colored thorax.


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