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Golden Gate National Parks BioBlitz Reaches New Heights – National Geographic Society Press Room

I read this press release with delight and wondered how many species a BioBlitz would turn up in Golden Gate Park.  Wouldn’t it be interesting to compare? “SAN FRANCISCO (March 31, 2014)—After two intensive days of exploration and documentation, the Golden … Continue reading

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Woodpeckers in Golden Gate Park?

Here’s a helpful article for identifying woodpeckers you may see in Golden Gate Park, especially now that winter makes them more visible (from the website Bay Nature). Which Species of Woodpecker Can You Find in Golden Gate Park?     by … Continue reading

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Tell the difference between honey bees and bumble bees

A reader has pointed out that the bee I photographed in Golden Gate Park was probably a bumble bee, not a honey bee.  I posted the photo last week in a blog about Golden Gate Park honey.   That started me wondering … Continue reading

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Did you know that you could be spreading Golden Gate Park Honey on your breakfast toast these foggy mornings?  Disadvantaged bees make it;  they have been rescued and relocated to a rooftop near Golden Gate Park out by Ocean Beach.  The … Continue reading

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American Coot Chicks Caught Bobbing Around Golden Gate Park PHOTOS, VIDEO

“Another amazing wildlife sighting in Golden Gate Park, brought to you by the craziest-looking baby birds weve ever seen.Nature photographer extraordinaire David Cruz snapped images of adorable American Coot chicks bobbing around the parks North Lake.SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOS, VIDEOThese … Continue reading

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coyote pups In golden gate park

“Although coyotes have been in Golden Gate Park since 2007, the Huffington Post reported last April that the animals were becoming more agressive in order to protect their young. Now we have the pictures to prove it.Cruz, however, doesnt just … Continue reading

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heron watching in golden gate park

“Its a sight to behold: an elegant four-foot tall heron slowly stalking across the field above the Big Rec baseball diamonds in Golden Gate Park. Suddenly, from a motionless stance, it strikes out and nabs an unsuspecting pocket gopher, swallowing … Continue reading

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coyotes (again) in golden gate park

‘Sightings in Golden Gate and other San Francisco parks have increased, and Animal Care and Control is advising all residents to remember that they are not only wild animals, but potentially dangerous as well. Although coyotes have been in Golden … Continue reading

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great horned owl chicks hatch in golden gate park

Golden Gate Park Owl Chick A great horned owl and owl chick were spotted in a nest across the street from the bison paddock in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park on Sunday. Richmond District resident David Cruz kept an eye … Continue reading

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new bison arrive at golden gate park

‘Far longer than there’s been a Golden Gate Bridge, Treasure Island or Coit Tower, there were bison roaming Golden Gate Park. ‘The first herd moved into a  pen in the park’s Music Concourse in 1891, and to its current west-end … Continue reading

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