Longtime birder and Alameda local Rick Lewis found the nest, and he’s been discreetly visiting it almost daily since. No sign of eggs yet, but the birds seem good so far—preening each other, and adding sticks to their nest.
A Doe on the Patio Table: Readers’ Close Encounters With Nature
We asked for your mini-stories about memorable nature moments, and you, readers, provided a wondrous bounty, like acorn woodpeckers contributing to the communal haul. Here are our favorite dozen.
Why Sneaker Waves Are So Insidious
Every now and then, the ocean sneaks up on the land, with a wave that’s bigger than all the rest. Scientists are working out where these dangerous waves come from.
To Count Seabirds From Above, Fly Slowly And Pack a Big Lens
Aerial wildlife surveys, conducted by the USGS to inform the coming offshore wind energy boom, are strikingly beautiful, for government data. They were also hard-won.
In Bay of Life, an Internationally Renowned Media Duo Look to Their Monterey Backyard
With Bay of Life, Frans Lanting and Christine Eckstrom wanted to go past Monterey Bay’s natural beauty to explore its past, present and possible futures.
Readers, Send Us Your Nature Encounters!
What have you seen outside lately? Send us your remarkable encounters with wildlife or nature in Northern California, 200 words or less, for a new section of the print magazine.
A Hello from Bay Nature’s Half-Civilized New Digital Editor
I hope that like me, you’ll come for the two-headed flatworms, and stay for the satisfying deep-dive journalism about nature and our roles in it.