Joan Curtis

Joan Curtis is a Bay Nature editorial intern.

Can You Bag 15 SF Peaks on Sept 25?


Beware of pedestrians, San Francisco drivers, for they are taking back the streets on September 25. That’s when more than a hundred folks will be trekking a near half-marathon over 15 “peaks” through the urban fabric of San Francisco. It’s all part of the local nonprofit Walk San Francisco’s seventh-annual “Peak 2 Peak” walk, and spaces have filled up quickly this year.

Got Mice? Get an Owl!


Facing a rodent problem? Before you head to the hardware store for rat poison, Alex Godby, founder of the nonprofit Hungry Owl Project (HOP), wants to persuade you that there are better ways to deal with rats and mice.

New Exhibit Explores Muir’s Living Legacy


On August 6, the Oakland Museum of California opened “A Walk in the Wild,” an exhibit highlighting the life of naturalist John Muir. Open through January 2012, the show aims to portray Muir’s life in a way that captures the attention of a diverse audience, to reawaken the “spirit of Muir” in the general public.