Doris Sloan wrote the book on Bay Area geology and has taught thousands about the rocks beneath our feet.
The remarkable creatures of these vernal pools, from tadpole shrimp to tiger salamanders, have evolved to thrive in an environment of extremes
Western fence lizards are a common sight in Bay Area parks on sunny days. “When you see them,” says naturalist Michael Ellis, “you should feel good, because if there’s fence lizards, that’s a good place to be.”
Rattlesnakes are the only snakes in the world that have a mechanism for warning you that they are nearby. Return the favor by leaving snakes alone when you see them on the trail.
Birders call them TVs, and they are fun to watch, as they teeter along hillsides, cliff faces, even right in the city.
Naturalist Katie Colbert introduces us to the amazing tarantulas that wander the interior hills of the Bay Area.
The Ventana Wilderness Society follows the amazing journey of monarch butterflies.
From the state of California’s infancy, our relationship to San Francisco Bay, the most urbanized estuary in the United States, has been a complex one.
Recovering from near extinction in the 1870s, California’s tule elk populations have increased substantially. They can be appreciated at the preserve in Tomales Point at the Point Reyes National Seashore.
Viewing a diverse Bay Area ecosystem can be as simple as a trip to the beach.