Renee Frojo

Renee Frojo is a Bay Nature contributor.

Nesting peregrine falcons sign of species’ success


City dwellers got a taste of live-action wildlife on Friday, when three out of four peregrine falcon eggs hatched in San Francisco.Perched in a nesting box high on a ledge of PG&E’s headquarters building in the financial district, the hatchlings are the newest members of the Bay Area’s steadily growing peregrine falcon population.

Yes, there is such a thing as a free lunch


A group of renegade agricultural activists is challenging the notion that nothing comes for free by grafting fruit-bearing branches onto trees lining city streets.Over the past year, the Guerrilla Grafters – a diverse group of volunteers who started in San Francisco – has been splicing fruit-bearing branches onto ornamental fruit trees around the city in an effort to grow apples, cherries, pears, and other fresh produce that urban residence can enjoy for free.