Why do birds of the same—and different—feathers flock together? Well, it depends.
Bird Researchers Rescue Generations of Hand-Written Field Notes from Fire’s Path
The Palomarin Field Station of Point Blue Conservation Science, a small outpost of human infrastructure at the southern boundary of Point Reyes National Seashore, has been a home base for bird studies spanning more than 50 years. Generations of researchers … Read more
How to Become a Curious Pilgrim in Nature
Walking attentively in a natural landscape appears to be trending now as a form of pilgrimage, folded into the inquiry called spiritual ecology. I’ve become quite curious about the particulars of this practice, so I’ve set out to learn about … Read more
Soaring Views and Hawks Highlight New Jenner Headlands Preserve
A 5,600-acre new park opens to the public in 2018, featuring stunning views and a highway of hawks overhead.
It’s the Season for Tundra Swans
How to find and identify the great birds in the Central Valley.
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 the Bay Area’s Migrating Dragonflies
Most of the things flying over your head aren’t birds. Meet some of the large insects that propel themselves around the world and stop in Northern California.
Pacific Chorus Frogs Use Their Famous Calls to Stake Out Territory
That iconic Hollywood “ribbit” has a purpose.
Stephen Sharnoff Shares the Secrets of the Lichen World
Nobody knows California’s incredible, diverse lichens like Stephen Sharnoff, author of the new A Field Guide to California Lichens.
In Summer and Fall, the Pacific Ocean Shines at Night with a Living Light Show
Another phenomenon, equally fabulous but much lower in the food chain, can also occur in the ocean at this time of year: bioluminescence, or “living light.”