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Skippers: Between Butterfly and Moth

When butterfly mania took hold of me, decades back, I thought I’d never crack the skippers’ code: the creatures are impish, and maddening to learn.

October 19, 2022

How Healthy Is the East Bay's Habitat?

NatureCheck assesses East Bay habitat by looking at indicator species like ground squirrels, rainbow trout, hoary bats and golden eagles. You can help!
November 2, 2022

An Invitation to Imagine Utopia, and See What Sticks

Two murals at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art in Novata are the work of San Francisco painter Elisheva Biernoff. By choosing from a library of magnets, visitors to The Tools Are In Your Hands can decide where to place depictions of native species, agriculture, and the elements of the built environment. 
October 17, 2022
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Walk Across San Francisco

17 miles (doable in bits) | Varies

The Crosstown Trail connects Candlestick Point to Lands End, taking in some of San Francisco’s most beautiful natural areas along the way.