Renowned photographer Frans Lanting and writer Christine Eckstrom explore the Monterey Bay area in a new book. “There is a different pulse to the seasons here than in any other part of the United States,” Eckstrom writes.
Juristac: Proving the Sanctity of a Landscape
The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band has been barred from Juristac, a place of great cultural importance, for generations. The land has been grazed by cattle and developed for oil production over the years, and now, an investor group wants to build a sand-and-gravel quarry at the site.
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.
This Winter, Get Your Hands Dirty: Stewardship Volunteer Opportunities
Want to do more outdoors than play? The Bay Area is rich with protected habitat that needs tending. Discover your community and get outside while doing good. Reach out to these organizations, and check BayNature.org/events for more.
EBRPD Trails Challenge: So Many Trails to Choose From
January 2023 marks the 30th anniversary of the Trails Challenge—a beloved annual tradition that helps people of all abilities access the vast East Bay Regional Park District and inspires them to get outside.
Winter 2023 Almanac: Fireballs and Butter
Keep your eye out for these winter wonders.
The Latest Bird Flu Pandemic Is Terrible—And Strange
“The landscape is riddled with risk out there right now, but we don’t want to vilify the carriers,” says one expert. “They’re just doing their thing. They’re being ducks.” So, where did this virus come from?
San Vicente Redwoods, a Forest Reborn, Opens After a Century Off-Limits
Visitors can now witness the response of this burned forest—one of nature’s least understood and most dynamically changing habitats.
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.
6 Million Acres to Go
California, the most biodiverse state, hopes to stave off the Sixth Extinction by protecting 30 percent of its lands and waters by 2030. How’s that going?