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.
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Woodpeckers have the unusual ability to use their beaks to hammer into the trunks of trees to make holes to extract insects and sap. Even more impressive they do this without hurting themselves.
After a ferocious battle, the new coyote pair stuck around and the old one had gone.
Most everyone wants to save the monarch butterflies. But it turns out that when you put a bunch of lepidopterists, land managers, gardeners, and butterfly enthusiasts in one room — in a blaze of monarch T-shirts, monarch scarves, monarch earrings, … Read more
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.
Elephant seals are among the most extreme animals on earth. Will it be enough to help them survive extreme change?
The Northern California black walnut led scientists into a genetic mystery: is this a rare tree, or a common one?
See the California works from the most accomplished Chinese
painter of the 20th century
See evidence of “gravitational wasting” erosion on Bay Area hillsides.
An illustrated guide to Northern California nature