November 06, 2014 by Sara Bernard
In the glare of the bright sunshine flooding Duffel Meadow, a pale swath of cattle-trodden grassland near Orinda, several dozen ...
November 04, 2014 by Bruce Mast/Golden Gate Birder
The failure of the spring rains this year may have something to do with woodpeckers foraging in Berkeley and San Francisco.
October 30, 2014 by Joan Hamilton
The ever unpopular poison oak is the most colorful plant on Mount Diablo this month, especially in certain places swept clean by the 2013 Morgan Fire.
October 30, 2014 by Daphne Matziaraki
Advocates say SF is losing its urban forest because of a budget shortfall for tree maintenance.
October 22, 2014 by Lexi Pandell
The EBRPD has become known for fostering long-term employees, but the baby boomers who were hired during the district’s major expansion years of the 1970s are retiring.
October 14, 2014 by Aleta George
Nature and culture writer Aleta George takes hunting field trips with a noted conservationists -- and finds an extended series of lessons about the intimate and indelible connection between hunting and conservation.
October 13, 2014 by Elizabeth Devitt
Why do some fish go to sea while others stay home? NOAA researchers had elegant plans to investigate -- and then the drought intervened.
October 09, 2014 by Joan Hamilton
When it comes to documenting the world's insect life, even places like Mount Diablo are full of unknowns, which UC Berkeley entomologist Kip Will finds exciting—and frustrating.
October 07, 2014 by Glen Martin
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Bay Area Ridge Trail, an ambitious project to knit together the Bay ...
October 07, 2014 by Joe Eaton
Turkey vultures can locate food by scent alone -- but it took naturalists a while to figure that out.
September 29, 2014 by Jason Jaacks
For the past decade, the Applied California Current Ecosystem Studies expedition has monitored the ocean waters just west of the Bay Area. Recently, researchers took the boat in search of krill, the base of California's marine life.