Michael Ellis

Send your questions to atn@baynature.org.Santa Rosa-based naturalist Michael Ellis leads nature trips throughout the world with Footloose Forays (footlooseforays.com).
bobcat track

Bay Area Wildlife Tracking 101


What are some of the first things I should look for when tracking animals? —Nick in Fremont I used to think I was a good tracker. I even taught classes, but the more I learned about tracking, the more I … Read more

dancing skunk

Why Do Skunks Dance?


There are two species of skunk in the Bay Area, the familiar striped skunk, and the less common spotted skunk.