Eric Simons

Eric Simons is the digital editor at Bay Nature and author of The Secret Lives of Sports Fans and Darwin Slept Here.

Critical Habitat Identified for Franciscan Manzanita

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The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has declared 230 acres of San Francisco critical habitat for the Franciscan manzanita, the oft-discussed rare shrub famous for its dramatic rediscovery and the relocation of a sole survivor in 2009.

Finding Nature in Mussel Rock Park

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Mussel Rock Park has an uneven human and geologic history. That hasn’t stopped Oscar Porter from hiking there every day in search of extraordinary nature. He’s collected his photos of coyotes, birds and spiders on YouTube and in a book called Nature Under the Fog.