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Special Photo Essay: Summer @ S.F. Bay National Wildlife Refuge

By Gary Bogue
Friday, September 11th, 2009 at 7:25 am in San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

Snowy egret hunting at Laumeister unit of Don Edwards S.F. Bay NWR. (Aric Crabb/staff)
SAN FRANCISCO BAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Coming Sunday in Bay Area News Group newspapers — A special photo essay of the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge by BANG staff photographer Aric Crabb.

Aric uses his keen eye and unique photographic skills to bring you his special views of SUMMER at the S.F. Bay National Wildlife Refuge … the third in a four-part series.

Aric loaned me a few of his photographs so I can show you a special preview of his Sunday SUMMER photos. Be sure and look for more in Sunday’s newspapers!

Pickleweed grows in a marsh at San Pablo Bay NWR. (Aric Crabb/staff)
SAN FRANCISCO BAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

The heat of summer leads kayakers and fishermen to the cool waters of the S.F. Bay National Wildlife Refuge complex.

Endangered Lange’s metalmark butterfly at Antioch Dunes NWR. (Aric Crabb/staff)
SAN FRANCISCO BAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

The endangered Lange’s metalmark butterfly emerges from its chrysalis to live out a short two-week life span, feeding and mating under the blazing sun.

A fawn races through the brush at Salinas River NWR. (Aric Crabb/staff)
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Nrwborn fawns graze in meadows and hawks soar overhead looking for fledgling terns and rodents during summer at the complex.

Harbor seals sunning at San Pablo Bay NWR. (Aric Crabb/staff)
SAN FRANCISCO BAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Part three of this four part series will explore the summer season at the Don Edwards, Antioch Dunes, San Pablo Bay, and Salinas River National Wildlife refuges. In case you missed them, you can see parts one and two, WINTER and SPRING, here http://www.contracostatimes.com/animals/ci_12245576

Great blue heron fishing at Alviso unit of Don Edwards S.F. Bay NWR. (Aric Crabb/staff)
SAN FRANCISCO BAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

More to come on Sunday! Enjoy! /Gary

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One Response to “Special Photo Essay: Summer @ S.F. Bay National Wildlife Refuge”

  1. Dorothy Gaschk Says:

    There was a photo of a great horned owl in the Sandis
    unit of the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge in
    Antioch in an article in the CC Times on Sept. 13th
    of this year. I would love to get a print for framing
    to give to me brother-in-law for Christmas. Please tell me how I can obtain one.

    Thank you so much.

    Dorothy Gaschk
    2680 Cherry Lane,
    Walnut Creek, CA
    94597

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