What is the mystery substance that killed East Bay seabirds?

January 20, 2015 by Alison Hawkes

State investigators will begin testing a mystery substance that has killed or injured more than 200 seabirds in the San Francisco Bay.

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Are Humans Part of Wild Nature? Interview with M. Sanjayan

January 15, 2015 by Alison Hawkes

New documentary film series explores how humans and nature are codependent.

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Bill Kortum Leaves Legacy in Conservation

January 05, 2015 by Alison Hawkes

Sonoma County's Bill Kortum, 87, dies leaving much of Sonoma County land preserved for posterity.

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Great Nature Reads

December 19, 2014 by Beth Slatkin

Stuck inside on a rainy day? Felled by a winter cold? Or just feel like curling up with a cup of tea and reading a good book? We've got some great selections so you can enjoy nature indoors.


Meet Bay Nature’s 2015 Local Heroes

November 18, 2014 by Bay Nature Staff

Bay Nature Institute announces the three recipients of its 2015 "Local Hero" Awards.


Ask The Naturalist: Why Would A Mountain Lion Attack That Child?

September 13, 2014 by Alison Hawkes

"I hear lion attacks are rare. Why would a mountain lion attack a child in the midst of a large group, as we've seen in the Santa Cruz Mountains last weekend?"


Ask the Naturalist: Wall-to-Wall Blue Jays?

September 05, 2014 by Ilana DeBare

A Berkeley reader asks why he's seeing so many jays lately.


Love a Shark? Save a Wetland

August 12, 2014 by Eric Simons

The resident sharks of the San Francisco Bay rely on healthy tidal wetlands.

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Chasing the Fire Followers

May 22, 2014 by Beth Slatkin

Botanist Heath Bartosh, co-founder of Nomad Ecology, gained an early appreciation for the rich botanical wealth of the Golden State.


“Bay Nature on the Air” Nominated for Northern California Emmy Award

May 14, 2014 by Beth Slatkin

Bay Nature on the Air -- nature shorts based on features from Bay Nature magazine -- has been nominated for a regional Emmy Award.

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