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Finding Fungi in the Wintertime | Bay Area Bountiful
When winter rains fall, life that was dormant underground begins to make its appearance. Mushrooms pop up all over our region – from the forest floor to your own backyard! In this story, we followed a group of Sonoma State University students and community naturalists as they identified and collecte...
When winter rains fall, life that was dormant underground begins to make its appearance. Mushrooms pop up all over our region – from the forest floor to your own backyard! In this story, we followed a group of Sonoma State University students and community naturalists as they identified and collecte...
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Winter Bird Observing | Bay Area Bountiful
During the winter season the Bay Area plays an important role for birds. At this time, bird watchers all around our region migrate to their favorite viewing spots to marvel at the increased numbers of many species. Teen Alex Cho leads his family through the bay marshes at Fremont's Coyote Hills Regi...
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Identifying a Death Cap Mushroom Could Save Your Life | Bay Area Bountiful
The death cap is California’s most notable poisonous mushroom. While it’s safe to touch and smell, the death cap causes severe poisonings each year, some deadly, when people misidentify and then eat them. Learning how to positively identify mushrooms, especially poisonous ones, can prevent potential...
Some may think winter is a quiet time for nature in the Bay Area. SF Bay Bird Observatory biologist and lifelong birder Alvaro Jaramillo has news for them: during wintertime in our region the bird population explodes! He points out many resident and migrating species of sparrow along the trail to Co...
Teen Alex Cho is an avid East Bay birder, photographer and artist who says birdwatching is contagious. His parents Brenda and Richard concur, as they have joined son Alex on many outings. Bay Area Bountiful joins them for a winter birding adventure at Fremont's Coyote Hills Regional Park on a beauti...
Every year, volunteer citizen scientists return to the California Coast to participate in the Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count. Their work observing and counting monarch butterflies at hundreds of overwintering sites from Mendocino to Baja provides the best look at how the species is faring after...
Every year, volunteer citizen scientists return to the California Coast to participate in the Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count. Their work observing and counting monarch butterflies at hundreds of overwintering sites from Mendocino to Baja provides the best look at how the species is faring after...
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Bay Area Bountiful: Winter Wild
Season six of Bay Area Bountiful brings you to the wild side of winter in our first episode, Winter Wild. In the next edition of Bay Area Bountiful, discover how the changing season impacts the natural patterns of wild creatures from the sky to the soil. We’ll see why the Bay Area plays an important...
Dr. Sajeemas "Mint" Pasakdee is a University of California Cooperative Extension master gardener. Her passion is studying the amazing microscopic world of the soil food web: the complex interaction of plants and animals that are the foundation of rich soil that healthy plants depend on. Special than...
Loren Poncia discovered the powers of carbon sequestration after partnering with the Marin Carbon Project a decade ago. After learning from the environmental stewardship program, Poncia has continued to implement carbon farming practices at Stemple Creek Ranch. Since incorporating compost at the ran...
Kevin Lunny founded West Marin Compost after realizing the local need to recycle organic materials from the area into nutrient-rich and biologically active soil amendments which could be placed right back into the land in Marin County. Lunny's creation of the composting facility filled a void in the...

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