The Northern California black walnut led scientists into a genetic mystery: is this a rare tree, or a common one?
There’s a resurgence in exploring and documenting nature worldwide
Camera traps show there are at least two badgers living around Mount Tam. Writer Mary Ellen Hannibal goes looking for them.
Bay Nature founder David Loeb is leaving the magazine to spend more time exploring nature. He talks to Mary Ellen Hannibal about the change.
Stanford University paleoecologist Elizabeth Hadly, an advisor to Governor Jerry Brown and the new faculty director of the Jasper Ridge Ecological Reserve, looks into the deep past to unlock the future.
The Amah Mutsun work to recover traditional ecological knowledge.
The last fluent speaker of the Mutsun language was Ascension Solorsano, a famous healer who lived near what is now Gilroy. Before she died in 1930, she passed along the tribe’s linguistic and cultural traditions to Smithsonian Institute anthropologist John … Read more
In 2005, the tribal elders of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band came to Tribal Chairman Valentin Lopez and reminded him that California Indians have a responsibility to steward Creation. Lopez agreed with them, but he had a big problem: no … Read more
It’s not “news” to Bay Nature readers that climate change is in the process of giving a serious thwack to living systems. But what’s less well understood is how plants and animals and the habitats they inhabit are moving—and being altered—in response to changing temperature and precipitation patterns.
The beauty of science is that it really does search for truth. It is easy to follow the tracks and trails of one or several of nature’s patterns and yet be completely lost as to the whole picture.