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Bay Nature magazineApril-June 2017

Latest from winter

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.


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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