Cullinan Ranch along Highway 37 and San Pablo Bay has been returned to tidal wetland, and is now open to the public. Read more in the January-March issue of Bay Nature. | Photo by Russell Lowgren

Nature News


Identifying With Lichen

In which California is the first state to have a state lichen.

San Francisco Joins the Water Trail

Islais Creek Park is the first official San Francisco site on the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail.

El Niño Means It’s Warmer Than Usual. Take Away the El Niño? That’s Warmer Than Usual, Too.

The focus on 2015’s record heat conceals a larger truth: cool years are increasingly unlikely.

Conservation in Action
A Backup Plan for the Delta Smelt

The search for a backup plan as the Delta Smelt nears extinction in the wild.

Sylvia McLaughlin: Champion for San Francisco Bay (1916-2016)

The Bay Area looks very different, and is infinitely more livable for both humans and wildlife, because of Sylvia McLaughlin’s vision and her work.

The Language of Sparrows

San Francisco white-crowned sparrows have their own dialects. As the city gets louder, those dialects are disappearing.

Magazine


January-March 2016

- First Person -
MIKE VASEY
The Magic of Manzanitas

by Sue Rosenthal

- Signs of the Season -
BEETLEMANIA
All Together Now

by Nathaniel Dolton-Thornton

- Bayview -
SAVE THE SMELT (IN THE WILD)

by David Loeb

- Conservation in Action -
A BACKUP PLAN FOR THE DELTA SMELT

by Robin Meadows

Coming Soon...

WHAT LURKS BENEATH
Troubling ocean conditions have challenged scientists. Is a silent killer entering the Bay?

by Brendan Buhler

- Ask the Naturalist -
WHY ARE THERE ANTS IN MY HOUSE?

by Michael Ellis