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.

1 Comment

Save Mount Diablo purchase Curry Canyon Ranch; USFWS study pesticide impact on CA’s rare frogs

November 08, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Save Mount Diablo acquire Curry Canyon Ranch property and more Bay Area nature news…

No Comments

New Report Shows Decline in Delta Fish Populations

November 06, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

A recent report from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife shows a decline in fish populations in the San-Joaquin Sacramento Delta.


Wasting Disease Devastates West Coast Starfish

November 04, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Marine scientists are investigating a recent outbreak of ‘sea star wasting syndrome’ that has ravaged starfish populations along the West Coast.

1 Comment

Saving the Palos Colorados Trail, Santa Clara to See Water Bottle Refill Stations

November 01, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Thanks to the efforts of volunteers, Joaquin Miller Park’s Palos Colorados trail has escaped permanent closure—and more Bay Area nature news.

1 Comment

What’s That Little White Moth in the Oak Forest, and Why So Many?

October 25, 2013 by Eric Simons

I’ve noticed lots of butterflies (moths?) in the Indian Valley Open Space area of Novato (oak forest). I haven’t seen this many in previous years. The butterflies are about the size of a nickel or quarter and are white. What kind of butterfly are they?

No Comments

Juvenile Coho Salmon in Walker Creek, First Glimpse of Condor Cam in Big Sur

October 25, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Juvenile coho salmon have recently appeared in Walker Creek, and more Bay Area nature news.

No Comments

Why Does the Pacific Leatherback Turtle Migrate to Californian Waters to Feed?

October 23, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Ever wondered why the Pacific leatherback turtle migrates from Indonesian waters to the California coast to feed on jellyfish?

No Comments

Bay Area National Parks Reopen, Dredging River May Benefit Antioch Butterflies

October 18, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Bay Area National Parks reopen, and more nature news…

No Comments

Keeping Cigarette Butt Litter Out of the Bay

October 15, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

As cities and counties across the Bay tackle the problem of single-use plastic bags, cigarette butt litter continues to threaten the Bay’s water quality and wildlife.