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Get Keyed Up About Mushrooms

From Guest Science Blogger Dr. Donald J. McGraw A new traveling exhibition – Mushrooms: Keys to the Kingdom Fungi “Keys” to the Fungi suggests a tool used by taxonomists to classify organisms, but the ‘keys’ here are much more exciting as they help to ‘key us in’ to this kingdom of such fascinating diversity, utility, … Continue reading

Grizzly Bears in Los Altos

  The staff at the Los Altos History museum remind us that: “Not long ago, the peninsula was rich in natural resources. Food was abundant, with plenty for wildlife and the native peoples. This changed dramatically with the arrival of Europeans, and by 1900, the grizzly once prolific here had been hunted to extinction. Today … Continue reading