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As Whale Populations Grow, Dungeness Crabbers Foresee Their Own Demise

For decades, whale migration and crabbing operated as a tag team. But now, the whales are coming sooner—widening the window for exposure to fishing gear.

March 22, 2023

Spring 2023 Editor's Letter: Guess Who's Been Named a Bay Area Superhero?

"These are folks who speak with their actions and choices over days, years, and decades, and motivate us all to do the same," writes editor-in-chief Victoria Schlesinger.
March 22, 2023

Bay Area Nature Spring Almanac: Ringtails and Bushtits

This spring features ephemeral amphibians, sticky flowers, architectural bushtits, elusive not-cats, ocean drifters, and various antler enthusiasts.
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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.