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Bay Nature magazineJuly-September 2018


Getting out into nature is part of the cultural fabric of the San Francisco Bay Area, thanks to the region’s impressive landscapes and rich natural resources. From hiking to birdwatching and painting, the San Francisco Bay and its surrounding hills and beaches offer a myriad of ways to connect with the outdoors and find inspiration in what nature offers.

The Guadalupe River and the Hidden Heart of San José

June 27, 2018 by Eric Simons

The Guadalupe River winds its way through history, both natural and human.


Where to Find Redwoods Close to Home in the Bay Area

June 27, 2018 by Becca Fanning and Brittany Shoot

A new tool for finding parks.

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New Academy of Sciences Exhibit Explores Coastal California’s Giants of Land and Sea

June 27, 2018 by Eric Simons

A new Academy exhibit showcases iconic giants of the region while celebrating the details that make California unique.

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Flower Piano: Music in Harmony with Nature

June 26, 2018 by Victoria Schlesinger

What began as an impromptu piano-playing performance on the coast of Half Moon Bay has blossomed into an annual, interactive celebration of music in nature.

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Discover the Rare Blooms of Huckleberry Preserve in the East Bay Hills

March 30, 2018 by Stephanie Penn

Rare plants are common in California. Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve sits in an ideal location to display some of the rarest of them.

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Birding By Kayak at Big Break Regional Shoreline in the East Bay

January 02, 2018 by Victoria Schlesinger

Big Break, near the confluence of the San Joaquin and Sacramento Rivers, is a hotspot for birds. A great way to see them is by kayak.

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A Nature-Inspired Place Opens for Kids to Play in San José

September 25, 2017 by Emily Williams

Bill's Backyard: Bridge to Nature is designed to be a hybrid between a playground and a nature park.

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Summer Algal Bloom and Aquatic Grass Growth Forces Boats Off the Water in Berkeley’s Aquatic Park

July 27, 2017 by Sonner Kehrt

A yellow-brown blanket covers the Berkeley Aquatic Park lagoon.

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At a Snail’s Place: How the Range of a Common Sea Snail Explains the Underlying Logic of the Universe

April 19, 2017 by Eric Simons

The surprising, spiraling story of why sea snails live where they live.

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Letter to the Editor: Protecting Diversity Is the Opposite of Xenophobia

February 23, 2017 by Doug Johnson

Some non-native species are okay. But not all of them.


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