Latest Articles

Research Vessel Spots Blue Whales — Now Can Their Observation Help Others?

October 04, 2013 by Sean Greene

The researchers log the sighting: three blue whales. From this distance, the world’s largest mammal looks like nothing more than a silver glint on the ocean’s surface. But the spotting is significant to the researchers, who aim to protect the animals from passing ships.

No Comments

Looking forward to the future of California’s state parks

October 03, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

The 2011 state budget crisis hit California’s state parks hard. Two years later, the Parks Forward Initiative has been looking to ensure the park system’s future and on Oct. 2nd, asked for public input in San Rafael.

No Comments

From Perch to Pikeminnows: The Freshwater Fish That Didn’t Get Away

September 30, 2013 by Glen Martin

Our native fish may be down, but they’re not out, they’re hanging on in ecosystems they once ruled. And biologists and environmental advocates alike are working to make things better. The fish have advocates, and the exhibit is a tool for that advocacy, a means of engaging the public at large.

1 Comment

The Stewardship Connection: Interview with Sue Gardner

September 30, 2013 by Jacoba Charles

For the past 20 years, Mill Valley native Sue Gardner has run the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy’s Park Stewardship program, connecting people to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), the nation’s largest urban national park.

1 Comment

Bay View: Change in Nature — and at Bay Nature

September 30, 2013 by David Loeb

It can be said that the nature of nature is change. That doesn’t mean change is necessarily good or bad. It just is. And the best advice is often to embrace the change instead of digging in your heels in a hopeless attempt to prevent it.

No Comments

California’s new fracking law divides environmentalists

September 27, 2013 by Sarah Phelan

California’s new fracking law is the first of its kind in the nation to regulate this method of tight oil extraction.

No Comments

Redwoods normally buck fires, except when Sudden Oak Death is around

September 24, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Researchers find that redwood forests suffering from Sudden Oak Death burn with greater intensity.

2 Comments

Mount Diablo fire may not be all bad — in the long term

September 18, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Wildlife will rebound on Mount Diablo, but it may take longer for some struggling species.

3 Comments

Could fracking the Monterey Shale lead to the next Big One?

September 17, 2013 by Sarah Phelan

The Monterey Shale runs through some of California’s major fault lines. Could pounding the earth trigger the next Big One?

No Comments

Ospreys taking a liking to San Francisco Bay

September 11, 2013 by Claire Mathieson

Ospreys have been expanding their range in recent years, setting up nests along the San Francisco Bay for the first time.

3 Comments

Will a Warriors arena harm the San Francisco Bay?

September 05, 2013 by Jackson Mauze

A 125-foot high basketball arena on San Francisco’s shoreline may be detrimental to wildlife, conservationists worry.

2 Comments

Top 10 signs of climate change in Northern California

September 05, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

A new state report compiles evidence that California’s climate is rapidly changing.

2 Comments

How the Monterey Shale came to be

September 02, 2013 by Sarah Phelan

There has been so much talk of a potential fracking boom in California. But how, exactly, did the Monterey shale formation become so valuable?

3 Comments

Ask the Naturalist, August 2013

August 29, 2013 by Bay Nature Staff

This week we welcome Santa Clara Valley Audubon’s Bob Power as our Guest Naturalist!
Dear Bay Nature,
What is the

2 Comments