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Bay Nature magazineOctober-December 2017

One Tam

An icon of the North Bay, a peak that orients us, and a home to many, Mount Tamalpais is the “west hill,” as translated from Coast Miwok, that defines a region. In partnership with the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative, Bay Nature writers explore the 46,000-acre area and how some of its most vital denizens are faring.

Snorkel Surveys Reveal the Fish World of Mount Tam’s Creeks

September 25, 2017 by Ariel Rubissow Okamoto

A biologist spends his days looking for coho and steelhead -- and small, spiny sticklebacks.


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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Meet Mount Tamalpais

September 25, 2017 by John Hart

How people came to understand the North Bay's iconic peak.

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Mount Tam’s First Botanist: Alice Eastwood and the Plants of Tamalpais

September 25, 2017 by John Hart

Alice Eastwood made her reputation and found botanical immortality on Mount Tam.

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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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On the Hunt for Mount Tam’s Two Known Badgers

September 25, 2017 by Mary Ellen Hannibal

Camera traps show there are at least two badgers living around Mount Tam. Writer Mary Ellen Hannibal goes looking for them.

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In the Forests Around Mount Tam, The Southern Range of Northern Spotted Owls

September 25, 2017 by Jules Evens

The luxuriant forests of Upper Lagunitas Creek, Phoenix Lake, and Bolinas Ridge are critical sanctuary for the northern spotted owl.

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