About Eric Simons

Eric Simons is the editorial director at Bay Nature and author of The Secret Lives of Sports Fans and Darwin Slept Here.

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The Fish We Never Knew

April 16, 2014 by Eric Simons

The Galapagos damselfish exists only in the specimens collection at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. Bay Nature editorial director Eric Simons considers the fish and its lessons in a changing world.

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Ants!

March 28, 2014 by Eric Simons

On a beautiful spring afternoon under blue skies and sunshine, our group followed the California Academy of Sciences renowned entomologist

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Welcome Bioblitzers!

March 28, 2014 by Eric Simons

Hi there, and welcome to Bay Nature’s diary-of-a-bioblitzer page. Did you participate in the big event? See anything weird? Learned

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All of These Monster Invasive Fish Came Out of One Small San Francisco Lake

March 20, 2014 by Eric Simons

In the Presidio’s Mountain Lake, as this sequence of photos shows, there are some ferocious predators lurking in the watery depths.

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Q&A: Greenfriar a New Voice in Nature Writing on the Web

March 18, 2014 by Eric Simons

It’s rare to see someone trying to bring a new nature publication into the world. But with the March launch of Greenfriar, Bay Area-based writer Ken Layne is doing just that.

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When and Where Do I Look to See Orcas?

March 13, 2014 by Eric Simons

I’m trying to spot some orcas this year and wanted to know when and where I should look.

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The Beauty and the Cheeseweed, a San Francisco Butterfly Love Story

February 28, 2014 by Eric Simons

Of the 35 breeding butterfly species in San Francisco, 25 have now found a non-native host plant they can work with. In an area this urban, undesirable weeds growing in sidewalk cracks have become vital to the life of butterflies.

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A Wildlife Photographer’s Most Important Photography Advice: Set the Camera Aside

February 24, 2014 by Eric Simons

Suzi Eszterhas will lecture about the rare animals she’s seen and her own adventures in wildlife photography on Wednesday night in the African Hall at the California Academy of Sciences.

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Sunday Bioblitz a Chance to See Lake Merritt’s Wild Side

February 19, 2014 by Eric Simons

The wild side of Lake Merritt inspired Jim Carlton’s career. This Sunday is a chance for everyone else to join in on the fun.

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The Beauty of an Atmospheric River

February 07, 2014 by Eric Simons

The forecast calls for big rain this weekend from an “atmospheric river,” a plume of moisture stretching thousands of miles across the Pacific and splashing onto land right smack on the Northern California coast.

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