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Read about our National Park Service School Programs intern and her artistic talents, love of French, and passion for environmental education.
Turkey Vulture
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We fear them not because they would kill us, but because their mere company means we may already be dead. Our imagination conjures a thirsty miner, crawling across the desert, exhaling a last gasp, and—poof!—he is theirs. Here’s an alternate view of vultures.
Acorns
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How many times have I walked under the same trees and failed to look up, staring at my own two feet as I walk? Well today was different, someone told me that the oak trees of California are masting, and I wanted to see if it was true.
Dipsea Trail (Mount Tamalpais)
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It’s the big eating season. Here in the Golden Gate National Parks you can have your cake (umm, pie) and eat it too. Manage the holiday feasting and stress with three great park trails that will have you feeling fine and ready to dine (again)!
The Golden Gate Bridge along the Presidio
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The Institute at the Golden Gate is ready to take flight in its fifth year. Learn how the Institute plans to emerge as a catalyst—and then a leader—in meeting some of the most pressing social and environmental challenges of our time.
Warming Hut
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Find fantastic gifts for the park lovers on your list while helping to support park programs.
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Life is not all river otters and coyote pups. Some organisms in these national parks simply give us the heebie-jeebies—justifiably or not. With Halloween a few days away, here’s our list of the scariest and grossest creatures. For the squeamish, turn away. For the stout-hearted, read on—if you dare.
bats
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Have you ever looked up at the twilight sky to see an erratic flutter of wings? Maybe you tried to convince yourself that it was just a sparrow, but chances are what you actually saw was a little brown bat. Although bats carry a loathsome reputation, humans derive a great...
wind turbines
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If you’ve been by the Crissy Field Center recently, you’ve probably seen the wind turbines spinning with the wind. Have you ever wondered how much energy they are producing? Well, now you can find out!
Franciscan Manzanita
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It was three years ago that the Franciscan manzanita was discovered along the old Doyle Drive. How is that manzanita doing in its new home? And what are the plans to re-establish a sustainable population of the plant and the other species that historically grew with it?
hawks flying over the Golden Gate Bridge in the fog
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On September 27, 2012, on Hawk Hill, we counted 295 Broad-winged Hawk sightings, 10 times our previous one-day count for that species. We even exceeded our season-total record—248 sightings—in just that one day. Aside from these impressive numbers, why is this exciting?
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October 5–7 was one very busy weekend in San Francisco, with Fleet Week and America’s Cup headlining two of the many, many events going on in the City. Even so, folks involved with both spectacular events still found time to give some TLC to the Golden Gate National Parks.