In a dark year, citizen science can shine a light on the natural world — and on humanity.
In the San Francisco Bay Area, slices of nature pop up in the most unexpected places, a testament to the region's wealth in biodiversity and the resilience of its natural systems. Bringing nature to urban areas is not just about ensuring the survival of species, but enhancing people's quality of life through a fulfillment of our innate need to be with nature.
Should an animal’s intelligence change the way we treat it?
Favorite pictures published in Bay Nature in 2018, from the Bay Nature editors.
UC Santa Cruz Sociologist Lindsey Dillon says cleanup shouldn’t mean displacement.
What’s the value of dusty old natural history in the modern world? More than you might think, says Brad Balukjian.
How does a Broadway actor become San Francisco’s go-to lepidopterist? Liam O’Brien explains.
Illustrator Jane Kim and the California Center for Natural History share six species to watch for this fall.
Do these large, wild, fearsome fish predators prefer our built-up shoreline bristling with apartments, cargo ships, and manufacturing equipment? And what does it mean if they do?
People often say baby rattlesnake bites are more dangerous than adult rattlesnake bites. Is the conventional wisdom correct?
A new look at nature in San Francisco.