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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.

Talking with the Moon


On a recent warm night, I went out on the back porch to look for an owl hooting close by. I couldn’t really find it, but I did enjoy sitting there listening to another owl answering in the distance. "What’s so interesting?" a male voice said. I jumped a foot in the air and looked around. Not seeing anyone I quickly headed for the back door. "Whoa, whoa, come back here! Just curious is all," said the voice.

I looked everywhere and still couldn’t find where the sound was coming from. "Up here," the voice said

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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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