The study and science of plants.

An Emissary of the Bay’s Forgotten Beaches


Hardly anyone knew about the plant called sea-blite when it lived on the shores of the San Francisco Bay. No one noticed when it disappeared. Now, thirty years after it went locally extinct, a freelance coastal ecologist sets out on an unlikely mission to bring it back.

Into the Realm of Awe


There’s something about old-growth redwoods. But there’s something about second-growth, too.