Friends of China Camp Reach Amended Agreement with State

December 04, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Friends of China Camp reached an amended agreement in November with the state Department of Park and Recreation to fund China Camp State Park, Olompali State Historic Park and Tomales Bay State Park.

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Tule Elk vs. Ranchers, 2000 Coho Released in Dry Creek

November 29, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Tule elk causes headaches for ranchers in West Marin—but what’s the solution? And more Bay Area nature news…

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How Can You Tell a True Turkey Tail from an Imposter?

November 28, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Bracket fungi, named for their shelf-like structure, can often be seen fanned out of decaying wood. But how can you tell if what you’re looking at is a true turkey tail or, an imposter?

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Becky Jaffe and the Art of Biophilia

November 26, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Nature photographer Becky Jaffe on art, photography and biophilia.

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Sea Lion Escapes in West Marin, Burrowing Owl Family Leave Freeway Safely

November 22, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

A sea lion escapes in West Marin and later recaptured in a cow pasture and more Bay Area nature news…

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Why do Pacific Salmon Die After Spawning?

November 21, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

The upriver salmon run is one of nature’s great migrations. But why after spawning just once do Pacific salmon die?


It Takes a Village To Create a State Park

November 20, 2013 by Beth Slatkin

On Saturday November 16th, a crowd gathered at Eastshore State Park to celebrate legendary Save The Bay co-founder Sylvia McLaughlin and to rename the park in her honor.

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Painted Redstart in Berkeley: A first for Alameda County

November 18, 2013 by Berkeleyside

This weekend, hundreds of bird enthusiasts flocked to a quiet southside Berkeley neighborhood to catch a glimpse of a beautiful North American breeding bird that has never before been sighted in Alameda County.

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Orcas Put on a Killer Show in Monterey Bay, Feds Unveil Bay Wetlands Restoration Plan

November 15, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

A pod of orcas have been staging an unbelievable show in the Monterey Bay and more Bay Area nature news.

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In Dry Times, California Turns to Cloud Seeding

November 14, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

With the persistent drought that has gripped California for the past year, state water managers are increasingly turning to cloud seeding to extract as much water as they can.

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