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Mount Diablo, a Story of Place

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This is an excerpt from photographer and longtime Bay Nature contributor Stephen Joseph’s new book, Mount Diablo, A Story of Place and Inspiration. The book consists of hundreds of Joseph’s photographs, taken over three years on the mountain, and features essays by local conservation leaders.

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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

Yellow-eyed ensatina, photo by Damon Tighe

Nature to Look for Every Month in 2020

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Californians like to complain about missing true “seasons.” But expand your definition beyond humid summer nights and winter sleet and you’ll find nature all around us responding to seasonal change. Here are some of our suggestions of seasonal favorites to … Read more

gray fox on camera trap

The Twilight World of Gray Foxes

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A fox seems to be strolling up to the hidden camera, perhaps spotting it, or perhaps just wandering by. The camera, placed by Susan Ferry, is deep within Henry W. Coe State Park, the largest state park in Northern California, … Read more