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.


Ocean Beach’s Sand Supply Dries Up, Leaving Plovers Squeezed

September 16, 2014 by Eric Simons

San Francisco's Ocean Beach, already struggling with foot traffic and free-roaming domestic pets, faces a serious erosion problem.

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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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On Its 40th Anniversary, the Farallon Wilderness Remains Uniquely Wild

July 08, 2014 by Eric Simons

Each wilderness area has its own unique essence, and the Farallon Islands' might just be how utterly, unbelievably wild it is.

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The Clapper Rail Calls at Dawn

July 03, 2014 by Eric Simons

A Bay Nature special feature about weird birds, hardy biologists, and the difficult methods we employ to move past what our eyes and ears tell us and see something like the truth.

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Video of Snakes Caught in the Act in Petaluma

June 26, 2014 by Eric Simons

A few months ago a Point Blue Conservation Science staff member spotted two happy king snakes engaged in an act of passion at the edge of Shollenberger Marsh. Here's the video.



May 23, 2014 by Eric Simons

Thanks for visiting Bay Nature’s Mount Diablo fire recovery page. Follow us on┬ásocial media for updates, and please email us ...

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Watch the Recovery Live

May 23, 2014 by Eric Simons

Nerds for Nature has installed posts at several spots in the fire area, where you can take pictures and give them ...

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It’s Not Just the Fire-Followers

May 15, 2014 by Eric Simons

Bay Nature Publisher David Loeb visited Perkins Canyon over the weekend and found it awash in flowers! ...

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Chronicle Features Fire Following Flowers

May 14, 2014 by Eric Simons

The San Francisco Chronicle’s Kevin Fagan has a big story today about fire-following flowers on Mount Diablo, and the work ...

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Flowers Everywhere!

May 09, 2014 by Eric Simons

In a Facebook post today, Save Mount Diablo writes that this is the best wildflower season many of them have ...

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