January 01, 2002 by Glenn Keator
Animal habits, or behavior, can indeed change due to the presence of nonnative plants. Two examples come to mind. Fennel …
January 01, 2002 by Micky Ellinger
It’s small, it’s restless, and it changes sex halfway through its life. Plus, the humble bay shrimp occupies a crucial niche in the complex food web of San Francisco Bay. It once played a significant role in the economy and culture of the local Chinese community. Today, both the shrimp and those who fish for it are still hanging on, but it hasn’t been easy.
January 01, 2002 by Elizabeth Rush
Is it a mushroom? A moss? Bacterial scum? Trod on underfoot or passed by in blissful ignorance, lichens are perhaps the least understood element of the Bay Area landscape. But they are everywhere. And when we look closely at them, a colorful and diverse world opens up before our eyes.