Victoria Schlesinger

Victoria Schlesinger is the editor in chief of Bay Nature.
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Letter from the Editor: Beyond Voting

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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

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Taking the Long View for the Summer

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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

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Live Biodiversity

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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.

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Bay Nature’s 20th Year of Publishing

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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