The Mystery of the Los Gatos Beavers


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.

Believing in the Power of Beavers


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.

A huge flock of snow geese finds sanctuary at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge in the winter of 2017.

A River Runs Above Us


In mid-November 2021, a great storm begins brewing in the central Pacific Ocean north of Hawai‘i. Especially warm water, heated by the sun, steams off the sea surface and funnels into the sky. This article is from Hakai Magazine, an online … Read more