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Coots take off from the Delta near Big Break Regional Shoreline. Read about seeing the Delta's birds by kayak in the January-March issue of Bay Nature. | Photo by Lee Jaffe

Nature News


Ask the Naturalist: Look a Big Spider in the Mouth to Tell if It’s a Tarantula or Not

A reader found a huge spider. Is it a tarantula?


There Is No “No-Fire” Option in California

The most destructive wildfire season in California history has nearly ended. Will this be the new pattern — or can we bring fire back on our own terms?


Coyote Tracker: San Francisco’s Uneasy Embrace of a Predator’s Return

Coyotes have returned to San Francisco. Now, for the first time, ecologists are gaining insight into how and where these urban predators live.


Birding By Kayak at Big Break Regional Shoreline in the East Bay

Big Break, near the confluence of the San Joaquin and Sacramento Rivers, is a hotspot for birds. A great way to see them is by kayak.


On the Trail
A Landscape Shaped by Art in the Santa Cruz Mountains

At an artists’ retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains, a chance to see art and nature mix.


Signs of the Season
It’s the Season for Tundra Swans

How to find and identify the great birds in the Central Valley.






Bay Nature