About John Muir Laws

Naturalist and illustrator John Muir Laws is the author of the Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada and Sierra Birds: A Hiker's Guide. Learn more and find class schedules at johnmuirlaws.com.

Website: http://johnmuirlaws.com

Contributions

Naturalist’s Notebook: SF Bay Skimmers

January 15, 2014 by John Muir Laws

Black skimmers frequent the waters at the Radio Road ponds in Redwood Shores.

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Sailor’s Guide Nature Guide

July 09, 2013 by John Muir Laws

Jack Laws brings us a guide SF Bay wildlife just in time for the America’s Cup.

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Turning Blue: Ain’t nothing but a hound’s tongue!

March 29, 2013 by John Muir Laws

John Muir Laws turns his naturalist’s eye and paintbrushes to the hound’s tongue, one of our early spring bloomers.

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Ebony and Ivory

January 30, 2013 by John Muir Laws

A school of fish gets trapped in a slough at ebb tide. Dinnertime for egrets and cormorants!

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Stilt vs. Avocet

October 16, 2012 by John Muir Laws

Jack Laws lays it out on two of our most charismatic shorebirds: the black-necked stilt and the American avocet. Check

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Owl in the Hole

July 01, 2012 by John Muir Laws

Meet the ambassadors of grasslands — among the few birds you’ll meet that live in holes in the ground. As

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The Hole Story

April 01, 2012 by John Muir Laws

Mole or gopher? Jack Laws gives us the hole story!

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Rice in Winter: The Pacific Flyway Treat

January 02, 2012 by John Muir Laws

Artist Jack Laws headed out for some great birdwatching among the rice fields of the Sacramento Valley — and you can too!

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You Are What You Eat

October 01, 2011 by John Muir Laws

The Darwin’s emerald moth is a neat trick of evolution: The larvae change color depending on what they eat. And they do it visually — but them in the dark and they fail to match their host plants.

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Jail Birds

July 01, 2011 by John Muir Laws

Alcatraz ranks right up there with riding the cable cars for most locals, but it turns out the island is a great place for watching birds! Jack hops on the ferry and chronicles the nesting behavior of snowy egrets, pigeon guillemots, Brandt’s cormorants, and western gulls.

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