A small group of scientists hopes a last-chance effort can save the western monarch butterfly, like it did for the California condor.
Mary Ellen Hannibal
The Northern California black walnut led scientists into a genetic mystery: is this a rare tree, or a common one?
The New Naturalists
There’s a resurgence in exploring and documenting nature worldwide
On the Hunt for Mount Tam’s Two Known Badgers
Camera traps show there are at least two badgers living around Mount Tam. Writer Mary Ellen Hannibal goes looking for them.
Bay Nature Founder and Publisher David Loeb Hits the Trail
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 Paleoecologist Elizabeth Hadly Takes on the Future
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.
Rekindling The Old Ways
The Amah Mutsun work to recover traditional ecological knowledge.
New Paradigms for Stewardship
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
TBC3: Wrestling Climate Change to the Ground
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.
Impressionism, Pointillism, Statistical Processing: Finding Truths in the Patterns of Nature
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.