Why do birds of the same—and different—feathers flock together? Well, it depends.
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
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
A 5,600-acre new park opens to the public in 2018, featuring stunning views and a highway of hawks overhead.
How to find and identify the great birds in the Central Valley.
The traditional Mountain Play on Mount Tam incorporates the scenery around it.
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.
That iconic Hollywood “ribbit” has a purpose.
Nobody knows California’s incredible, diverse lichens like Stephen Sharnoff, author of the new A Field Guide to California Lichens.
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.”