Maybe it helps them hunt. Maybe not. From the sketchbook of John Muir Laws.
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Eucalyptus trees on Albany Hill are wasting away from blight. Some people may cheer—but these trees are also home to endangered monarchs.
When butterfly mania took hold of me, decades back, I thought I’d never crack the skippers’ code: the creatures are impish, and maddening to learn.
Two murals at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art in Novata are the work of San Francisco painter Elisheva Biernoff. By choosing from a library of magnets, visitors to The Tools Are In Your Hands can decide where to place depictions of native species, agriculture, and the elements of the built environment.
Aerial wildlife surveys, conducted by the USGS to inform the coming offshore wind energy boom, are strikingly beautiful, for government data. They were also hard-won.
Private landowners in California hold a huge amount of forest that’s primed to burn.
“Peregrines are birds of the air,” says one expert. “Prairie falcons are falcons of the ground.” That makes them more sensitive to habitat loss throughout California, too.
The piddock clam makes its mark on the world at the rate of one millimeter per month.
Elusive salamanders, flying spiders, shadowy sculpins, sapsuckers, lone-ranger bats, and waxy white snowberries.
With Bay of Life, Frans Lanting and Christine Eckstrom wanted to go past Monterey Bay’s natural beauty to explore its past, present and possible futures.