Timely news, art, ideas and science from the natural world of Northern California.

It’s a Dry Heat

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What happens in an always warm world when it doesn’t rain for an unusual amount of time?

Leptasterias

The Smallest Stars Have Gone Out

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More than 20 species of sea star suffered in a disease outbreak that started in 2013. But in many places in the Bay Area, one small star hasn’t returned.

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.

BN staff

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