Photos of nine birds the Botanic Garden Survey Team has spotted in the garden in the last few years.
Bay Nature’s top stories from an unusual year.
Editor’s Note: We’ll update this story as park conditions change. April 16 at 2:45 p.m.We strongly encourage anyone heading to a park to investigate and closely read up on the current restrictions as they apply to the specific park of … Read more
North Coyote Valley near San José might look unremarkable in the context of the Bay Area’s 1.2 million acres of unprotected land. But there’s actually nothing quite like it. The valley represents one of the few available undeveloped connections between … Read more
When Avalon Qian was 12 years old, she went on a two-week backpacking and kayaking trip to Point Reyes led by the outdoor nonprofit GirlVentures. It was the first time she’d slept outside under the stars. Secure in a campsite … Read more
Vincent Medina learned as a volunteer tending the gardens at Mission Dolores in San Francisco that his grandmother from six generations ago was buried in its cemetery. She lived at the mission against her will until she died. A Chochenyo-speaking … Read more
In 2011, when Sejal Choksi-Chugh was in her ninth year as an attorney at San Francisco Baykeeper, their staff scientist was on a routine boat patrol and saw toxic petroleum coke dust blowing into the Bay from the Levin-Richmond Terminal, … Read more
He remembers the precise excursion when his future found him. John Muir Laws was with his mother’s botany group on Table Mountain and a woman with a sketchbook captured his attention. She was sitting and drawing the flowers they were … Read more
Fifty years ago, San José State students buried a car to symbolize the end of the oil era and the first Earth Day.
Editor’s Note: We’ve revised this story to remove parks affected by the Marin, Sonoma and San Mateo County park closures. Last update March 25, 10:30 a.m. Looking for new trails where you can maintain social distance? We’ve been working for … Read more