How do slugs and salamanders survive the summer? Ah, seasons. The Bay Area may not have the distinct seasonality of New England, but there is a definite cool and rainy season and a definite dry and hot season, and our … Read more
What do you want to know about the natural world? Thanks to donations from readers like you, Bay Nature has teamed up with the naturalists at the California Center for Natural History to answer your questions about the world every other Tuesday. Some questions find their way to naturalist Michael Ellis, whose answers appear in our quarterly print magazine. Email us your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org!
If the snake you encounter looks perturbed, don’t count solely on head shape when you ID it.
S.I. insularis lives only on an island in the middle of the Bay.
The California Assembly has passed a bill that would outlaw so-called “second generation” anticoagulant rodenticides.
A reader notices more fox squirrels and less native western grays.
They’re one of the most sought-after edible mushrooms in the world. At least 10 species live in the Bay Area.
How long do hummingbird parents take care of their young?
How much damage does trampling do to wildflowers? No other state is as iconic for its flora as California, so it’s no surprise that thousands of Californians have flocked to Southern California to experience wildflower heaven in this year’s “super … Read more
The world was not always so colorful.
What are some green things to see in nature in the Bay Area?