Meet Doug McConnell, this year’s Bay Nature Hero, and learn more about his work as a TV journalist telling the stories of Northern California landscapes.
You can smell a burned forest before you see it. An acrid scent hangs in the air for a long time after the flames are out. When my husband, daughter, and I drove into an area of Sonoma County consumed … Read more
Upon the publication of our 20th anniversary issue, editor-in-chief Victoria Schlesinger reflects on the past twenty years and looks forward to the next twenty.
We recognize Bay Nature is a regional magazine. We cover the counties touching San Francisco Bay and a bit beyond into Northern California. That’s part of what makes it an unusual publication, one that reports on places and people you … Read more
In May, my family and I headed to Sycamore Grove Park near Livermore for a long stroll on Mother’s Day. Something about the dry heat and native, lazy-limbed sycamore trees there feels like an earlier version of California, and it … Read more
With reasonable precautions, people should spend as much time as possible outdoors, says UCSF Dr. Sohil Sud.
There’s a certain predictable expression that frequently settles on the face of the friend or family member I’m talking to when I say the word “biodiversity.” I’d call it tolerantly bored.
Dear Bay Nature reader, Like all of you, we at Bay Nature are struggling to adapt and understand our new world of COVID-19. First of all, we hope everyone is doing OK and staying healthy. Our next thoughts are of … Read more
For the first time since the early 1900s, the 864-acre forest behind Pacific Union College will be open to the public.
Bay Nature embarks on its 20th year of publishing with this issue. That’s no small accomplishment for a nonprofit, independent regional magazine, and it’s thanks, of course, to readers, donors, and advertisers that the magazine exists. This publication is a … Read more