American kestrels, the smallest falcon in North America, are a familiar sight in the Bay Area.
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With five to seven leaves resembling outstretched fingers on the palm of a hand, the blackberry Rubus armeniacus grows from curved, blood-red stalks resembling veins. Sonoma County horticulturalist Luther Burbank acquired the seeds in 1885 from a trader in India, … Read more
With big ships still moving regularly through the Northern California marine sanctuaries, whales are at risk.
After an absence of many decades, Chinook salmon swim up the Guadalupe River in San José most winters. The fish look for places to lay eggs and often find them. If there’s enough water left in the dry season, their … Read more
Can California’s offshore forests be recovered?
Should we worry about the Monterey pine going extinct?
They haven’t always been here, but they are now.
Nature to look for in summer 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic has put bats in the headlines. Now’s the time to learn about their essential role in Bay Area ecology and how to live alongside them.
Bored at home? Learn how to train common flies to ride on your finger like miniature falcons.