Taylor Mountain, an albatross, and an urban canopy

February 6, 2013

Your Wednesday’s Bay Area nature news!

  • Sonoma County gets a new park, the largest in decades, at Taylor Mountain. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
  • Listing great white sharks as endangered could mean stricter regulations on coal fired power plants. [San Jose Mercury News]
  • Fox News says SF’s plastic bag ban kills 5.5 people a year. [SF Appeal]
  • People are dumping their pets at Tilden’s Little Farm and other locations in park. [Berkeleyside]
  • A 62-year-old albatross — oldest known bird alive — hatched a chick this week. [San Jose Mercury News]
  • People still hang dead coyotes from fences to show “the only good predator is a dead one.” [KQED Quest]
  • Sacramento’s tree canopy listed among Top 10 urban forests. [Sacramento Bee]
About the Author

Alison Hawkes was a Bay Nature editor from 2011-2017. Before Bay Nature she worked in journalism for more than a decade as a former newspaper reporter turned radio producer turned web editor with each rendition bringing her closer to her dream of covering environmental issues. She co-founded Way Out West, a site dedicated to covering Bay Area environmental news.