A California least tern breaks the surface of the water by the Hayward Shoreline. Read more about the recovery of the endangered terns in the July-September issue of Bay Nature. | Photo by Jerry Ting

Nature News


A Tern For the Better

A human created habitat in Hayward and Alameda gives the endangered Least Tern a shot at survival.

Place and Population Size Shape the Sonoran Blue, A Contender for Bay Area’s ‘Most Beautiful Butterfly’

The Sonoran Blue is, according to some experts, the most beautiful butterfly in the Bay Area. Alum Rock Park in San Jose is the best place to find them, and even there it’s not easy.

Measure AA for a Clean and Healthy Bay

Residents of the Bay Area’s nine counties have passed a $12-per-year parcel tax to raise $500 million toward wetlands restoration and other Bay shoreline improvements over the next 20 years in what will be a historic influx in funding for the Bay.

Lessons From An El Niño That Didn’t Go As Planned

What can we learn from last winter’s El Niño not behaving as expected?

Ask the Naturalist: Did Wolves Ever Live in the Bay Area?

What does the evidence say about the historical southern extent of the range of the wolf?

Mud Lovers

Get Dirty is the first rule at Crab Cove. Second is discover crabs and curlews in the Bay’s oozy silt. Third, bring a change of shoes.

Magazine


July-September 2016

Coming Soon...

RE-CODING FOR CONSERVATION
We can now alter the genomes of invasive species to slow their advance. Should we?

by Alison Hawkes

WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE REDWOODS?
A bold new design for the redwood forests of the 21st century is forged in the Santa Cruz Mountains

by Joan Hamilton

- Signs of the Season -
STORIES IN SAND
Magnified 200 times, these grains tell an ancient tale

by Andrew Alden

- First Person -
MALCOLM MARGOLIN’S BEAUTIFUL LIFE

by Eric Simons

- On the Trail -
RANCH RECREATION
Camping Out on Working Lands in Western Sonoma

by Sabine Bergmann

- Conservation in Action -
AN EMISSARY OF THE BAY’S FORGOTTEN BEACHES

by Eric Simons

HOW DO MARINE MAMMALS SLEEP?
by Michael Ellis

- Bayview -
INTO THE REALM OF AWE

by David Loeb