It’s quite rare to see them in the Bay Area, but American minks range as far south as Sonoma and Contra Costa.
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We’re used to bodies having front and back, top and bottom, left and right. But as some common California tidepool creatures show, there’s a totally different way of living.
Birders know you can recognize individual birds. Can a computer scientist train a machine to do so?
A new book celebrates the great American history — and hopeful future — of beavers.
There are two ways of seeing the lines on a map, writes Jose Gonzalez. They lead to a bigger point about what it means to live sin fronteras.
The park ranger who’s popularized the #AsianOutsider hashtag explains how he sees the Bay Area outdoors movement changing.
Butterfly experts guard their secret spots like fishermen. When a friend takes Liam O’Brien to his “spot,” the writer finds himself in a scene from Nabokov.
A coyote won’t pass up a free meal — so long as it’s safe.
It is crucial to understand the role winds play in California fires.
No whale watch boat captain worth his or her salt is going to guarantee a whale sighting on any particular trip. But Captain Joe Nazar and the rest of the San Francisco Whale Tours crew on the good ship Kitty … Read more