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Kate Marianchild

Kate Marianchild is the author of the award-winning bestseller Secrets of the Oak Woodlands: Plants and Animals among California’s Oaks (Heyday, 2014). Combining deep science with passionate storytelling and whimsical humor, Secrets of the Oak Woodlands explores the intimate lives and interconnections of twenty-two inhabitants of California’s oak woodlands, from manzanita, mistletoe, and oak galls to quail, woodrats, and newts. Kate lives in a yurt outside of Ukiah surrounded by acorn woodpeckers, bluebelly lizards, and coyotes, all of which also play starring roles in the book.