A Clodius Parnassian butterfly visits spearleaf arnica (Arnica longifolia), on the western side of Snow Mountain. Read more about the new Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument in the April-June issue of Bay Nature. | Photo by Chris Tarp

Nature News


Gone Forever: What Happens When Time Runs Out On Even Preserved Lives?

“Natural history specimens can’t be replaced — there’s nothing like seeing the real thing,” taxidermist Alicia Goode says. “There are a lot of museums that still feel the same way. Would you take down a historical painting and replace it with an iPad?”

Signs of the Season
Mad as a March Hare

The complicated boxing matches of black-tailed jackrabbits.

Campsites Opening on Private Lands in the Bay Area

HipCamp, a company founded in 2013 to improve the reservation process for public parks nationwide, is now facilitating camping on private land.

Build a Wetland, Save the Frogs … If You Can Figure Out Where to Build It

A Berkeley group hopes to build 1,000 wetlands in the next 10 years to save amphibians. They need help.

Conservation in Action
Oro Loma: Can Wastewater Save the Bay from Sea Level Rise?

An experimental restoration project comes alive in the East Bay.

Nature Journaling: John Muir Laws and the Art of Slowing Down, Sitting Still, and Paying Attention

“As a naturalist, educator, and artist, I have found that my journal is the most necessary tool I carry into the field with me; it is even more necessary than my binoculars.”

Magazine


April-June 2016

- Conservation in Action -
ORO LOMA
Can Wastewater Save the Bay from Sea Level Rise?

by Ted Trautman

- Signs of the Season -
MAD AS A MARCH HARE

by Alison Hawkes

- Of A Personal Nature -
WILD STORIES OF AN UNSEEN CITY

by Nathanael Johnson

Coming Soon...

ASK THE NATURALIST
Did Wolves Ever Live in the Bay Area?

by Michael Ellis

- On the Trail -
BERRYESSA SNOW MOUNTAIN
Northern California’s New National Monument

by John Hart

MUD LOVERS
Get Dirty Is the First Rule at Crab Cove.

by Blake Edgar