James Frank

James Frank is a career naturalist and science educator who grew up romping through the woods, salt marshes, and bays of the East Coast. He came to California ten years ago by way of a nature center he managed on the Chesapeake Bay. Currently he's a naturalist in the East Bay. When he's not working, he's probably fishing or taking his kids outdoors.
dungeness crabs

What Happened to Commercial Crab Season?


Why couldn’t I buy live crabs this Thanksgiving? Whether or not you choose to use your carnassial teeth for their intended purpose, eating Dungeness crabs (Metacarcinus magister) is something of a regional tradition around the holidays. A “crab feed” is … Read more