December 03, 2013 by Matthew Bettelheim
Hike by Matthew Bettelheim, originally published in the January 2007 issue of Bay Nature magazine
Calling the Sunol …
April 01, 2010 by Matthew Bettelheim
The Pacific Coast of North America has only one species of native turtle: the western pond turtle. Just 80 years ago, a naturalist found more than 100 of these creatures thriving along an unremarkable stretch of a local creek. Today, a similar survey turns up a fraction of that, as natives compete with plentiful escaped pet turtles and other exotics. But a new conservation plan could tip that balance, and public awareness, back in the western pond turtle’s favor.
October 29, 2009 by Matthew Bettelheim
On the heels of Santa Clara County’s 2007 breeding bird atlas comes Contra Costa County’s companion for north Bay Area birders. This year the Mount Diablo Audubon Society released the Breeding Bird Atlas of Contra Costa County.
October 01, 2008 by Matthew Bettelheim
by William G. Bousman, Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society, 2007, 547 pages, $40.00. Available at www.scvas.org.
Part natural/regional history guide, …
October 01, 2007 by Matthew Bettelheim
How do you commission portraits of species the world has dismissed as extinct, species no one has seen in decades? …