facebook pixel
Bay Nature magazineApril-June 2018

Urban Nature

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.

San Francisco Nature, Mapped

March 30, 2018 by Zach St. George

A new look at nature in San Francisco.

1 Comment

The City Nature Challenge Returns April 27-30, and It’s Gone Global

March 30, 2018 by Eric Simons

A global biodiversity treasure hunt returns to the Bay Area at the end of April.

No Comments

Coyote Tracker: San Francisco’s Uneasy Embrace of a Predator’s Return

January 02, 2018 by Kim Todd

Coyotes have returned to San Francisco. Now, for the first time, ecologists are gaining insight into how and where these urban predators live.

9 Comments

Toyon and Cedar Waxwings: A Classic Pairing

January 02, 2018 by Sue Rosenthal

Cedar waxwing flocks picking through bushes of red berries is a classic sign of late fall.

No Comments

A Street Tree Revolution in Silicon Valley

January 02, 2018 by Eric Simons

Urban ecologists hope to inspire a love of nature in the sprawling heart of tech.

1 Comment

Hiking With Dad: A Daughter Helps Her Father Explore the Accessibility of the East Bay Parks

September 25, 2017 by Kathleen Richards

When Kathleen Richards' father had a stroke, she set out into the parks to let nature aid his recovery.

3 Comments

In the Bay Area, Big Birds are Back

September 25, 2017 by Eric Simons

Bald eagles, peregrine falcons, and ospreys are in the news. Is there a connection?

No Comments

Find a Lot of Bugs When You Clean Your Backyard Swimming Pool? Scientists Want to See Them

August 25, 2017 by Rachel Diaz-Bastin

A new citizen science project looks closely at the insect gold mine that is backyard pools -- and already it's found potentially new species.

No Comments

Are the Bay Area’s Parks Too Crowded?

June 28, 2017 by Jeremy Miller

Are crowded parks, like traffic or sprawl, another symptom of the Bay Area's economic boom? Not necessarily.

7 Comments

At a Snail’s Place: How the Range of a Common Sea Snail Explains the Underlying Logic of the Universe

April 19, 2017 by Eric Simons

The surprising, spiraling story of why sea snails live where they live.

No Comments

Bay Nature