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Heather Cleveland of San Francisco collects pigs ears, (Gomphus clavatus) part of the Chanterell mushroom family, Saturday Dec. 27, 2014 at Salt Point State Park on The Sonoma coast. (Photo courtesy: Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2014

Recent Rains Bring Mushroom Boom To Bay Area Markets, Menus

Lands parched by a three-year drought just a few months ago are now seeing an explosion of both poisonous and edible mushrooms.

12/30/2014

Queen of the Andes flower nears bloom at the U.C. Berkeley Botanical Gardens (U.C. Berkeley)

Flower Fans Expected To Flock To Berkeley For Once-A-Century Bloom

U.C. Berkeley will likely be bustling with botanists in the coming days as flower watchers await an extremely rare bloom of up to 30,000 flowers from a plant known as the Queen of the Andes.

06/04/2014

Wine Grapes

Napa Grapes Blooming Early; Good For Taste, Bad For Business

The gradual rise in temperature could eventually threaten Napa’s ability to make wine.

05/17/2014

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Abalone Deaths Along Sonoma County Coastline Blamed On Microscopic Sea Creature

The death of tens of thousands of abalone along the Bay Area’s coastline is being blamed on a microscopic sea creature.

05/11/2014

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