Eighteen months after a fire, what to look for on Mount Diablo
San Francisco gardeners should take heart. There’s enough native bees around to do your pollinating.
The idea of recording as many mammals as you can see in 24 hours hasn’t caught on the way the birding big day has. But when a team of longtime biologists set out into the field, their efforts netted them some important new information about Northern California’s wild mammals — and a new North American record.
Oxalis provides a delightful burst of yellow color in the spring. Also, it’s eating the entire Bay Area alive.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions — or sometimes, with milkweed.
David Schooley and San Bruno Mountain Watch have done much to save San Bruno Mountain. Now they want to share it with the world.
UC Berkeley professor Carolyn Finney explains why environmentalists should support biodiversity — and racial diversity.
What causes the strip of bare dirt between chaparral and grassland? A researcher tests the idea of a “scurry zone” on Mount Diablo.
A Presidio Trust biological science tech spotted a gray fox near the Batteries to Bluffs trail on Wednesday, the first recorded in the Presidio since 2004.
Santa Cruz Redwoods National Monument has a certain ring to it.
Raptor expert Larry Broderick of Sonoma-based West County Hawk Watch has been enamored of birds of prey since childhood. We swooped in to chat with Larry about his favorite predators on the eve of this weekend’s SF Bay Flyway Festival.
We’re delighted to be able to offer some wonderful wilderness getaways — plus tours of museums, an artist’s studio, days on the water, and much, much more — for our Local Hero Awards Dinner‘s silent auction this year. Proceeds from the auction will support Bay Nature Institute and its programs. Feast your eyes on the items below […]
Scientists are using genetic tests to determine how a nasty parasite is killing off the band-tailed pigeon.
Coyotes have been remarkably resilient and tenacious, surviving—thriving, even—in our midst as a relict and a messenger from a much wilder California.
It’s time to open up Rancho Corral de Tierra, a storied, long-private piece of the coast, for all.
This is no mere Internet meme: the City of San Jose has a burrowing owl preserve, with hidden cameras, and it is spectacular.
With San Francisco’s Mountain Lake once again clean enough to support native species, its managers are reintroducing the basic building blocks of a healthy ecosystem.
When hundreds of surf scoters and other ducks wintering on San Francisco Bay were found coated with a baffling “mystery goo” a few weeks ago, San Francisco Baykeeper was one of the first organizations on the scene.
Ecologists hope that by reviving a rare dune ecosystem, the public will come to appreciate it as much as the forest.
We’ve built our cities right up the edge of the Bay, and it’s a big Bay so there’s lots of low-lying waterfront. Now sea level rise is forcing hard decisions and creative thinking about that waterfront.