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Avian Flu Isn't Just For the Birds

Seals, dolphins and foxes have all gotten sick. How likely is it to spread to people?

January 3, 2023

A Slime of One's Own

To find slime molds, look for the damp places. Your quarry will be visible to the naked eye when it joins forces by the thousands to coalesce into blobby shapes—like undercooked pancakes, left on logs at Tilden Park, or a lattice of high-gloss mustard, in the hills near Mount Tam.
January 3, 2023

Genre-Defying Art: Textiles and Maps

If you're like most people and have never thought about textiles and maps at the same time, together, then you just might be the target audience for artist Linda Gass. Add climate change, land use, and Bay Area waterways into the mix, and it’s safe to say her work is unlike anything else out there.
January 3, 2023
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20 Miles of Point Reyes

Two 10-mile hikes | Moderate

Explore these two loops: Lake Ranch-Ridge Trail and Fire Lane-Woodward. Both of these rather long and moderately strenuous hikes ascend the west-facing slope of Inverness Ridge and traverse long sections its fir-forested spine.