Nudibranchs, Kings of the Tidepool, Command An Audience

There are lots of pretty pictures of the 3,000 nudibranchs species already discovered, but few specifics. Key elements of their fundamental biology are still poorly understood, or not understood at all. Or not even examined.

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How Can You Tell If a Lichen Is Dead?

April 11, 2014 by Alison Hawkes

Lichens by nature are mottled and brittle looking. So how do you know when they are dead?

 

Berkeley nixes plan to exterminate ground squirrels

March 28, 2014 by Golden Gate Birder

Water officials said they were concerned that ground squirrel tunnels were sending toxins into the San Francisco Bay.

 

Bay Nature’s Annual Local Hero Awards Dinner 2014 – Photos!

March 28, 2014 by Bay Nature Staff

Bay Nature’s 2014 Local Hero Awards dinner, held on Sunday, March 23 at Scott’s Seafood on Jack London Square, honored

 
 
Trailfinder

All new Trailfinder

Check out our 424 parks and 367 trails — with more trails listed every week! Find trails and parks great for views, wildflowers, birding, kids, and more.

  • Taylor Mountain Loop

    This is a hike on a park that’s open to the public as of Feb. 23, 2013. On a sunny day

  • Ponderosa Trail

    Henry Coe State Park is huge. I was able to hike around the Northwest section of the park. I went

  • Mt Diablo Big Summit Loop

    Spectacular views of rolling hills, rock-speckled fields adorned with rare wildflowers, and a chance to see eagles and tarantulas on

  • Brooks Falls Loop Trail

    Hike by Dave Carroll, originally published in the January 2008 issue of Bay Nature magazine
    Spanish explorer Gaspar de Portola

 
 

Moments of Inception: The Founding Vision of the East Bay Regional Parks

In 1863, not a year after Thoreau’s death, Frederick Law Olmsted, king of American landscape architecture, looked into the hills east of San Francisco Bay and saw that they were good. He imagined a park up there.

Current Issue

Apr-Jun 2014

Where do you find nature? Bay Nature’s Spring 2014 issue celebrates the idea that nature’s where you look for it.

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Celebrate Earth Day year-round with a subscription to Bay Nature! Explore our parks and wildlife, native plants and trails. Get 20% off a 1-year subscription through April 25th.
 

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Bay Nature Community

  • Each week, BayNature.org features an individual, a public agency, a nonprofit, or a business in our local nature community.

     
     

    Trailblazing with TRAC’s Bruce Beyaert

    April 10, 2014 by Beth Slatkin

    This year, the Trails for Richmond Action Committee (TRAC) is celebrating its 15th year as the leading advocacy group for ...
     
 
 
 

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