In San Francisco, A Dying Forest Waits for Action

Mount Sutro’s once-thriving blue gum eucalyptus trees are dying. At the moment, though, there’s no approved environmental impact report for maintenance, and in the absence of major work conditions are deteriorating fast.

Video of Snakes Caught in the Act in Petaluma

June 26, 2014 by Eric Simons

A few months ago a Point Blue Conservation Science staff member spotted two happy king snakes engaged in an act of passion at the edge of Shollenberger Marsh. Here’s the video.

 

Bioblitz Turns Up Ancient Find in the Presidio

June 24, 2014 by Joe Eaton

One of the most unexpected finds of the March Golden Gate National Parks bioblitz, at El Polin Springs in the Presidio, was a freshwater sponge, one of the most ancient forms of animal life.

 
Interview

Spreading the Buzz About Native Bees

June 19, 2014 by Beth Slatkin

Native bee expert Gordon Frankie has been acquainting farmers with California’s own pollinators.

 
 
Trailfinder

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Check out our 424 parks and 371 trails — with more trails listed every week! Find trails and parks great for views, wildflowers, birding, kids, and more.

  • Roy’s Redwoods

    Tucked into West Marin’s San Geronimo Valley, just a few hundred feet from Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, you’ll find a meadow circled by bay trees, madrones, and enormous old-growth redwoods–some of them 250 feet tall. This is Roy’s Redwoods preserve, a 377-acre park that’s been home to a ranch, a commune, and even Ewoks for […]

  • Little Yosemite (Sunol Regional Wilderness)

      Hike by Matthew Bettelheim, originally published in the January 2007 issue of Bay Nature magazine Calling the Sunol Regional Wilderness’s Little Yosemite area a scenic gorge is like calling Yosemite a pretty valley. This little gem, tucked away along a stretch of Alameda Creek, has been made accessible to the public by an agreement […]

  • Coyote Point Park to Redwood Shores

    This trip is a great way to experience the Bay Trail by bike along the shoreline of San Mateo, Foster City and Redwood City. Begin in the Eucalyptus groves of Coyote Point Park and follow a wide paved trail to Shoreline Park, across an award-winning bicycle/pedestrian bridge, around Seal Point Park for expansive views of […]

 
 

Making Their Mark

The ideas driving the environmental and social movements of the early 1970s gained a strong foothold in the East Bay Regional Park District, thanks in large part to a cohort of young park workers hired during that decade.

Current Issue

July-Sep 2014

It’s the 50th anniversary of the federal Wilderness Act, and a time for reflecting on the meaning of wild and ...

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Explore Your Local Wilderness


The new issue of Bay Nature magazine explores wilderness nearby. Take a first look -- then buy this issue!
 

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    Award-Winning Filmmaker Discusses Upcoming Wilderness Anniversary

    July 02, 2014 by Jonah Raskin

    Filmmaker Steve Dunsky usually spends his time behind the camera not in front of it. Now and  then, however, he ...
     
 
 
 

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