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Bay Nature magazineOctober-December 2017

Human History

Human settlement in the San Francisco Bay Area dates back 7,000 years to early Native American settlements. Today, the region is a teeming metropolis of 6 million people that collectively challenge the health of the region’s ecosystems. How it got this way — from Spanish acquisition to the Gold Rush boom and on to contemporary battles over land development — is a story that prompts a deeper understanding of our place in the landscape.

Hiking With Dad: A Daughter Helps Her Father Explore the Accessibility of the East Bay Parks

September 25, 2017 by Kathleen Richards

When Kathleen Richards' father had a stroke, she set out into the parks to let nature aid his recovery.

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Who Was Georg Steller and Why Are Animals Named After Him?

September 25, 2017 by Nate Seltenrich

You've heard of the Steller's jay and the Steller's sea lion. What about Georg Steller?

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Why Fall Feels Different in the Bay Area: It’s the Smell of Change

September 25, 2017 by Alissa Greenberg

Why does fall excite so many sensory memories? Olfactory scientists explain.

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Nature and Culture Mix in a Theatre Amid the Oaks on Mount Tam

September 25, 2017 by Claire Peaslee

The traditional Mountain Play on Mount Tam incorporates the scenery around it.

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The Nature of the Dipsea Race

September 25, 2017 by Alisa Opar

Nature is a high-impact participant in the nation's oldest cross-country running competition.

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Bay Nature Founder and Publisher David Loeb Hits the Trail

September 25, 2017 by Mary Ellen Hannibal

Bay Nature founder David Loeb is leaving the magazine to spend more time exploring nature. He talks to Mary Ellen Hannibal about the change.

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A New Publisher and Executive Director at Bay Nature

September 25, 2017 by Regina Starr Ridley

A letter of introduction from Regina Starr Ridley.

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Identify Anything, Anywhere, Instantly (Well, Almost) With the Newest iNaturalist Release

July 17, 2017 by Eric Simons

iNaturalist adds an option to use artificial intelligence to provide instant nature identifications.

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The Charms of Tolay Lake Regional Park

June 28, 2017 by Greg Sarris

In the Alaguali tradition, this lake in Sonoma County was a place of healing. Charmstones found in the lake bed date to more than 4,000 years old, and come from as far away as Mexico.

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BayWood Artists Celebrate 20 Years of Painting With Mount Tam Show

June 28, 2017 by Christin Coy

An artist's view of Mount Tam.

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