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.

Contributions

Nature Below Dolores Park, One Way or Another

April 22, 2014 by Eric Simons

A Dolores Park construction hole filled with water. Was this the clue to an unresolved mystery, and a window into a piece of San Francisco history?

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First Person: Environmental Education Award Winner Liam O’Brien

April 21, 2014 by Eric Simons

The architect of urban butterfly habitat projects like Tigers on Market Street and the Green Hairstreak Corridor, and the restoration of Mission blues on Twin Peaks, Liam O’Brien is a man on a mission to prove that habitats for humans and habitats for butterflies aren’t mutually exclusive.

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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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