Recreation

Getting out into nature is part of the cultural fabric of the San Francisco Bay Area, thanks to the region’s impressive landscapes and rich natural resources. From hiking to birdwatching and painting, the San Francisco Bay and its surrounding hills and beaches offer a myriad of ways to connect with the outdoors and find inspiration in what nature offers.

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The Nearby Wilderness: Seeking Solitude and Serenity in the Orestimba

March 27, 2014 by Ron Erskine

Moments of utter solitude are the Orestimba’s calling card. Wherever you might travel in the American West, you are not likely to find a place more isolated.

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Bay Nature Annual Awards Dinner 2014: Silent Auction Preview

March 01, 2014 by Bay Nature Staff

We’re delighted to be able to offer some wonderful wilderness getaways — plus mouthwatering wine, art, music, and gardening packages ...

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Oasis on Mount Diablo: Perkins Canyon’s Trial By Fire

January 13, 2014 by Joan Hamilton

The Morgan Fire transformed more than 3,100 acres of meadow, chaparral, and woodland on Mount Diablo’s south and east sides, including Perkins Canyon. “It was a once-in-
a-generation event,” says Seth Adams — the biggest fire on the mountain since 1977.

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An Elkhorn Slough Encounter: Man Meets Otter

January 10, 2014 by David Loeb

Bay Nature Publisher David Loeb was out for what seemed like a normal Elkhorn Slough kayaking trip with sea otters. Then one hopped onto his boat -- and it's all captured on video.

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Signs of the season: elephant seals, born to breed

December 26, 2013 by Courtney Quirin

One of the most dramatic mating rituals in the animal kingdom is right on our Bay Area doorstep. Male elephant seals at Año Nuevo State Park risk life and limb to be the guy who gets to impregnate up to 75 females.

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Bay Nature’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide

December 09, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Struggling to find that perfect gift? Look no further with Bay Nature's 2013 holiday gift guide.

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Getting Back On the Trail

December 05, 2013 by Beth Slatkin

Longtime hiker and mobility coach Jayah Faye Paley turned her passion for the outdoors into a mission to get people back ...

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Traditional and Modern Methods of Acorn Preparation

December 05, 2013 by Emily Moskal

Bay Area oaks are prolific, but acorn use has diminished within the last 200 years. With the help of modern kitchenware you can rediscover the art of acorn preparation and its rich history grounded in Native American traditions.

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Roam If You Want To

November 21, 2013 by Beth Slatkin

Captain Ronn Patterson A life-changing accident gave former Cal academic Ronn Patterson  time to think long and hard about his ...

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Point Molate Beach Park Opens After Long Closure

October 14, 2013 by Sean Greene

Point Molate Beach Park reopened at sunrise Monday morning after being closed for more than a decade due to budget woes.

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