Gardening for Wild Bees? Now There’s an App for That

A new iPad app, Wild Bee Gardening, draws on the knowledge of native bee experts to bring native bee conservation and gardening into the digital realm.

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Ask the Naturalist: Best spots to photograph Bay Area butterflies?

August 21, 2014 by Liam O'Brien

Doesn’t get much better for eye candy than a butterfly on a flower, right?

 
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Bear, Elk and Talking Ape in Post-Apocalypse Muir Woods: What Are the Chances?*

August 14, 2014 by Sabine Bergmann

A herd of elk and a grizzly bear make an appearance in Muir Woods in the opening scene of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Would such megafauna stage a comeback 10 years after humans are mostly killed off?

 

Love a Shark? Save a Wetland

August 12, 2014 by Eric Simons

The resident sharks of the San Francisco Bay rely on healthy tidal wetlands.

 
 
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All new Trailfinder

Check out our 424 parks and 373 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 […]

  • 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 […]

 
 

TBC3: Wrestling Climate Change to the Ground

It’s not “news” to Bay Nature readers that climate change is in the process of giving a serious thwack to living systems. But what’s less well understood is how plants and animals and the habitats they inhabit are moving—and being altered—in response to changing temperature and precipitation patterns.

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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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Upcoming Nature Events

  1. Camping and Trail Work at McLaren Park in SF

    August 22 @ 5:00 pm - August 24 @ 1:30 pm
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    August 23 @ 12:30 am - 3:30 pm

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

     
     

    Sharing Secrets of the Oak Woodlands

    August 13, 2014 by Beth Slatkin

    Over a decade of close observation and research led to Kate Marianchild's first book Secrets of the Oak Woodlands.
     
 
 
 

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