Perhaps it’s their contradictions that makes seeking Ridgway’s rails so exciting.
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Witnessing a changed world from the rocky shores of Monterey Bay
Thirty years after the project officially began, the idea for the San Francisco Bay Trail seems both delightfully obvious and considerably difficult. To link Bay Area communities across nine counties and 47 cities with one multiuse, 500-mile trail is an … Read more
Climate change is upending agriculture and land use in California’s Central Valley
Photographer Jonno Rattman spent a week photographing the Central Valley for Bay Nature’s summer 2019 cover story, “A Time of Reckoning”. He was struck, as he traveled, by the near total absence of people — it was, he says, one … Read more
A tale of two walking sticks
Text and research by the California Center for Natural History Molt Along with looking to the sky for red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) this summer, check the ground. You might find feathers as the raptors molt. Red-tails aren’t migrating or nesting in … Read more
For 74 issues we’ve chosen cover art and photos that capture the inspirational power and beauty of Bay Area nature. The 75th cover is different.
In 1989 work began on the San Francisco Bay Trail, a planned 500-mile circumnavigation of the entire Bay, from San José to San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge to Napa and Martinez and back down the East Bay shoreline. … Read more