starling murmuration

Bird Plural


Why do birds of the same—and different—feathers flock together? Well, it depends.

bobcats on a fence

Country Cat, City Cat


A Marin County-based conservation photographer spends many hours looking at wildlife, and bobcats—both in the wild and around the neighborhood—are her favorite subject.

Tilden botanic garden

Birding the Botanic Garden


The Botanic Garden Bird Survey Team has recorded all of the birds they’ve observed in this corner of Tilden Regional Park, specifically tracking which species visit and when, what they eat, and the materials they use to build nests.

red-bellied newt

The Mysterious Red Belly


Until recently, Sonoma County was the farthest south it had ever been seen, about 80 miles north of Stevens Creek. What the heck?