Here, the sedimentary rocksof the town where I was raisedlift up, the layers of ancient seabed exposed in ridges running left to right, time turned on its side– Eocene, Miocene, Pliocene. At this height, the twilight rises, a tidal shadow … Read more
In spring 2010, Bay Nature teamed up with Sarber’s Cameras on a photo contest featuring images of people in the natural places they love. Dozens of local photographers submitted hundreds of photos. Check out the winners!
The sugars drop down in the berries,no longer specific. That mangy deersleeps the summer off. You’ve been herethe night away, a body with its bit of local pain. Under the hazel: spotson satyr anglewings [Polygonia satyrus] spaced unevenly. Spikenard … Read more
If you’re lucky some spring day in a few small patches of land near San Francisco, you may catch the glint of a male mission blue butterfly’s iridescent wings. If you are so fortunate, thank the determined conservationists who’ve been working to protect a small butterfly from big threats.
This far-reaching anthology of poems is a lovely collection that speaks to what it is to be natural in the Bay Area.
MaryAnn Nardo’s luminous watercolors capture species’ whole life cycles, from larvae feeding on host plants to winged adults in search of nectar.
A team of artists has collected more than 1,000 recordings of people sharing their thoughts about the oceans. Hear voices from from scientists and schoolchildren, people in the United States, Europe, Asia. A sound collage from the collection premieres at Cal Academy on June 3.
I think the mantis must taste like a high Aas it scalds through an alto sax: tangy, wounding, green.The tamarisk branch sounds her with a single breath. The wasp gall, speckled as a festive egg, andfuchsia stars full of midge … Read more
We talk with Tom Killion, who grew up in Mill Valley. He has been making woodblock prints of the California landscape since he was a teenager, including about 60 of Mount Tamalpais.
Poet Gary Snyder and artist Tom Killion have been walking on and around Marin’s iconic mountain for decades. These prints and text from a new book capture the mountain’s magic and the allure it’s had for generations of artists, poets, and hikers.