The Surprising Science of “Fairy Rings”

For decades, researchers thought the trees within a redwood "fairy ring" were genetically identical. But it turns out that's not always the case. Learn why that matters.

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Snakes on a Plain: Monitoring the Endangered San Francisco Garter Snake

Meet Patrick Lien, a snake researcher with the U.S. Geologic Survey and learn about his work studying the endangered San Francisco garter snake.

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7 Animals and Their Tracks

Tracks are like clues to a great puzzle. They teach us who's around and give insights into how animals move across the land. Take a flip through this digital book and brush up on your tracking knowledge before your next hike.

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What You Should Know About the Pacific Flyway

It's that time of year again. Birds are migrating south for the winter along the Pacific Flyway. Wait, you don't know about that Pacific Flyway? Here's what you need to know.

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A Case for Resilience

As we continue to experience the impacts of climate change, the health of our open spaces and their resilience to change will become increasingly important. Here's what we're doing to build an ecologically resilient Bay Area.

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