An icon of the North Bay, a peak that orients us, and a home to many, Mount Tamalpais is the “west hill,” as translated from the Coast Miwok, that defines a region. In partnership with the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative, Bay … Read more
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Snorkel Surveys Reveal the Fish World of Mount Tam’s Creeks
A biologist spends his days looking for coho and steelhead — and small, spiny sticklebacks.
Nature and Culture Mix in a Theatre Amid the Oaks on Mount Tam
The traditional Mountain Play on Mount Tam incorporates the scenery around it.
Meet Mount Tamalpais
How people came to understand the North Bay’s iconic peak.
Mount Tam’s First Botanist: Alice Eastwood and the Plants of Tamalpais
Alice Eastwood made her reputation and found botanical immortality on Mount Tam.
The Nature of the Dipsea Race
Nature is a high-impact participant in the nation’s oldest cross-country running competition.
On the Hunt for Mount Tam’s Two Known Badgers
Camera traps show there are at least two badgers living around Mount Tam. Writer Mary Ellen Hannibal goes looking for them.
In the Forests Around Mount Tam, The Southern Range of Northern Spotted Owls
The luxuriant forests of Upper Lagunitas Creek, Phoenix Lake, and Bolinas Ridge are critical sanctuary for the northern spotted owl.
Bay Nature’s April-June 2015 issue explores a wealth of human history and land use in the Bay Area. Writer Kenneth Brower remembers the small band of citizen activists who stood up to powerful corporate interests to keep nuclear power off the … Read more
Our July 2013 issue celebrates the Year of the Bay with a special section on wetlands restoration and much more.