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.”
Wrentits just don’t go far. So when you hear their song in the same place twice, you’re probably listening to the same bird or its offspring.
Not only are snowy plovers nesting in unexpected places this year, at least one pair appears to be a bit unconventional.
You always know essentially where to find it: just aim yourself toward the western horizon, and go. At the road’s end, the trail’s end, the far end of that last dune-trudge or bluff-scramble, it’s there: a great conjunction of land, sky, and sea. North America meets Pacific Ocean.