Cat Taylor

Cat Taylor, who works at Sunol Regional Wilderness, has been a Bay Area naturalist for 20 years. Other incarnations include ranger, researcher, scatologist, archaeologist, illustrator, and artist.

Sticks and Stones Can Make a Home


“Home”–the word evokes many images: memories of your childhood abode or the smell of a home-cooked meal. Animals, too, have different ideas of home–nursery, fortress, or merely a place to rest. Here’s a few fun homes you might see in the woods, if you know where to look.

A Night Out with the Bats


Spend a night out as a bat and you’ll be amazed by these critters’ abilities to “see” in the dark and fly nimbly as they catch fast-flying bugs.