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Bay Nature magazineApril-June 2017

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As Rainy Winter Spreads Sudden Oak Death Pathogen, a Scientist Races to Build Resistance

March 28, 2017 by Alison Hawkes

A Berkeley researcher studies trees that survive what for most is a death sentence

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El Niño’s Gone, But Some Unusual Southern Visitors Remain on the North Coast

March 17, 2017 by Mary Helen Rowell

Biologists found 19 live pelagic red crabs in Bodega Bay in January, a first.

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Alameda Point Harbor Seals Thriving on a New Dock

March 08, 2017 by James Jordan

Efforts to build a new dock for harbor seals in Alameda have paid off.

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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.

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Pacific Chorus Frogs Use Their Famous Calls to Stake Out Territory

January 01, 2017 by Claire Peaslee

That iconic Hollywood "ribbit" has a purpose.

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Brightly Colored Parrot Mushrooms Love the Damp Dark Days of Winter

January 01, 2017 by Anna Towers

Parrot mushrooms love the dark days of winter.

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Ask The Naturalist: How Important Are Red Toyon Berries To the Winter Food Chain?

December 22, 2016 by Alan Kaplan/Alison Hawkes

For a lesson in food chain dynamics, go ahead and observe a fruiting toyon bush this winter.

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Are Bay Area Bats Threatened With White Nose Syndrome?

October 28, 2016 by Michael Ellis

Ask the naturalist: Bay Area bats and white-nose syndrome.

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How to Forage For and Prepare Bay Nuts

October 12, 2016 by Ali Budner

Bay nuts are in season. Here are some tips for finding and preparing them.

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Lessons From An El Niño That Didn’t Go As Planned

June 02, 2016 by Lester Rowntree

What can we learn from last winter's El Niño not behaving as expected?

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