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A stream flows through Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve, where Save the Redwoods League scientists have recently discovered the oldest redwood south of Mendocino. Read about the McApin tree and the future of redwood conservation in the July-September issue of Bay Nature. | Photo by Mike Shoys, Save the Redwoods League

Nature News

Will the Salesforce Tower’s Light-Up Top Affect Birds?

Birds can become confused by glass skyscrapers and artificial light. What will happen with San Francisco’s newest skyscraper?

The Discovery of the Oldest Redwood South of Mendocino Marks a New Era

The mammoth McApin Tree is not just the venerable elder in its grove. It’s thought the giant redwood holds within its fire-charred rings the surrounding forest’s formative secrets.

On the Trail
The Guadalupe River and the Hidden Heart of San José

The Guadalupe River winds its way through history, both natural and human.

Where to Find Redwoods Close to Home in the Bay Area

A new tool for finding parks.

Longtime Audubon Canyon Ranch Scientist Retires

John Kelly, the director of conservation science at Audubon Canyon Ranch, is retiring after decades making a better Bay Area for birds.

Signs of the Season
“Plain” Cabbage White Butterflies are Anything but Ordinary

A commonplace butterfly with an interesting history in the United States becomes the subject of a citizen science initiative to study climate change.

Webcast: What's Next For California State Parks?

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