“One of nature’s great powers is to provide the metaphors we seek, and in this issue of Bay Nature, I see healing everywhere,” writes editor-in-chief Victoria Schlesinger.
The death knell for the sooty crayfish probably sounded with the introduction of its cousin from the north.
Highly dependent on the tide, shorebirds eat, rest, and play depending on the rise and fall of the waters.
Now equipped with $8.4 million in federal money, conservationists are aiming to bring back the watershed’s salmonids
Years before beavers famously returned to Martinez, Los Gatos locals were spotting them in their creeks and ponds. How they got there, though—that’s a bit of a rabbit hole.
California’s beavers have been by turns hunted, protected, and neglected—even parachuted away to distant forests. Today, the embattled rodent is finding new appreciation for its ecological work.
You didn’t imagine it. That was a tiny blue tail you saw wriggling through the damp leaves and brush. Illustrations by Jane Kim.
The official bird of San Francisco has been AWOL in the city for years. But the Presidio hopes to change that.
Though, faced with freedom, Condor 1139 and his fellow juveniles take their sweet time to step across the threshold. “We’re on condor time,” says a program manager.
“In some areas, they blanketed the road,” says a volunteer newt-rescue organizer.