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East Bay Nature carries a huge selection of field guides, nature-oriented books, children's books and fold-out guides from these publishers / distributors:*

ABA Audubon
Azalea Creek Bauer
Bay Nature Magazine Bee Diverse
Birdco Birding Company
Birdwatcher's Digest Crane Creek Graphics
DK Publishing Earth, Sun, Moon
Heyday Books Local Birds
Lone Pine Lukas Guides
MDIA Penguin Books
Quick Reference Guide Songbird Essentials
STOKES Willow Creek

* availability in each store may vary.

Conversation with a Bat


If you're lucky enough to be outside at dusk on a reasonably warm evening you might see something darting through the air at seemingly nothing. It could be a moth, maybe a bird out late, but most likely, a bat.

I was out at twilight trying to get my bird baths filled for the following day when I thought I saw something zip past out of the corner of my eye. I stood still and waited for movement. There it was again. I tried to track it, but it was moving too fast. "What the heck are you?" I said out loud.

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East Bay Times Article


Attracting birds and bees to our yards and gardens is simple, if we provide what they like and need.

Joanie Smith, owner of East Bay Nature in Walnut Creek and Dublin, says there are five essential elements for success water, food, cover, nesting and safety.

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