December 26, 2012 by Courtney Quirin
One of the most dramatic mating rituals in the animal kingdom is right on our Bay Area doorstep. Male elephant seals at Año Nuevo State Park risk life and limb to be the guy who gets to impregnate up to 75 females.
December 21, 2012 by Joan Hamilton
Major General Anthony Jackson came out of retirement for one more mission: to turn around California’s state parks department. In a Bay Nature interview, Jackson explains why, “My goal, honest and truly, is not closing any parks.”
December 20, 2012 by Alison Hawkes
A 250-foot stretch of Sausal Creek would see the light of day. But Oakland’s plans to remove 84 trees, many of them coast redwoods, has raised an uproar among Dimond Park users.
December 19, 2012 by Ilana DeBare via Berkeleyside
177 species was a normal year’s count at Audubon Society’s 2012 Christmas Bird Count in Oakland. But there were nevertheless some pleasant surprises: hermit warblers, a snow goose and a Ross’s goose.