July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff
This remote and rugged park provides an expansive trail system for hikers and equestrians, and rewards them with stunning views …
January 06, 2012 by Horst Rademacher
Workers digging the new fourth bore of the Caldecott Tunnel are getting a once-in-a-lifetime view of one of the defining features of the East Bay: the range of hills that runs from San Pablo Bay south to Fremont. By visiting just a few accessible sites aboveground, you can find clues that tell the story of how these hills rose from their humble origins as deep ocean sediments and volcanic flows to the iconic fault-riddled hillsides of today.
July 06, 2010 by Vanessa Thill
On July 24 and 25, you could be one of about 150 people who will join Cathy Moyer’s Volunteers for Outdoor California to work at Las Trampas Regional Wilderness on the Sycamore Trail, right on the ridgeline, with incredible views of both Mount Diablo and San Francisco.
April 01, 2010 by Joan Hamilton
Odds are you’ll never see a puma. But if you spend enough time outside in local open space, there’s a good chance a puma will see you. We know surprisingly little about how these secretive top predators persist alongside millions of people in the Bay Area, but they’re certainly here. And learning more will help us figure out how to better accommodate this icon of wildness in our midst.
October 01, 2004 by Chiori Santiago
Seventy-five years ago, there were only 900 acres of public parks in the East Bay. Today, the East Bay Regional Park District encompasses over 95,000 acres. From its humble beginnings in the Berkeley hills, the EBRPD has blossomed into the nation’s largest regional park district, making beaches, redwood forests, oak woodlands, tidal wetlands, and so much more, forever accessible to the people of the Bay Area.
April 01, 2003 by Gordy Slack
Though it’s the most extensive natural habitat in California, chaparral’s brambly ways discourage human visitors. Still, plenty of wildlife finds sanctuary in its tangled, brushy universe, as do the dormant seeds of wildflowers as they await the inevitable next fire, forceful sculptor of this complex landscape.