Waves swirl around the rocks of Bodega Head. Read about how citizen activists saved the North Coast from a nuclear power plant in the April-June issue of Bay Nature. | Photo by Kathryn Barnhart

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Calochortus Lilies Catch the Eye

It’s the calochortus lily’s floral display that catches everyone’s eyes: from the pendant snowy drops of the white fairy lantern to the purplish hirsute petals of Tolmie’s pussy ears to the open golden landing pad adorned with rich burgundy splashes of the yellow mariposa lily, the flowers of this genus regularly inspire awe and cause digital camera cards to fill up quickly.

Shaping Ocean Plastic into Awareness

Engaging kids in art is second nature to renowned environmental artist and mom Lee Lee, whose collaborative art tiles project, DEBRIS, sprung out of her concern for her newborn son Thatcher’s future in a world overrun by single-use plastics.

San Francisco Bay: The Ocean’s Watershed

When it comes to the water in the San Francisco Bay, the ocean doesn’t get nearly the credit it deserves. A UC Davis researcher and self-described “ocean evangelist” is trying to change that.