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Architecture, Basketry, and Conservation: The Simple Life of Jorgen Hildebrandt

May 11, 2016 by Judith Katz

He announced his one concern about being interviewed by Bay Nature: “My life is so simple.”

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The Romance of Raptors

February 12, 2015 by Beth Slatkin

Raptor expert Larry Broderick of Sonoma-based West County Hawk Watch has been enamored of birds of prey since childhood. We swooped in to chat with Larry about his favorite predators on the eve of this weekend’s SF Bay Flyway Festival.


Of Cows, Cars, and Checkerspots

January 15, 2015 by Beth Slatkin

Stuart Weiss, co-founder of the Menlo Park-based environmental consulting firm Creekside Center for Earth Observation, is one of those rare birds who’s managed to connect hard science to on-the-ground conservation on a grand scale. And he started out by just doing what he loves: chasing butterflies! Are you originally from the Bay Area? If not, […]


Fishing the Rip

December 31, 2014 by Beth Slatkin

Jack Harrison, 26, is a wilderness and fly-fishing guide and the lead survival instructor at Adventure Out outdoor school based in Santa Cruz. We caught up with Jack as he returned from a morning of ocean fishing at Stinson Beach and spoke with him about his wilderness adventures, surviving in the wild, and the importance […]

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A Sustainable Ocean Harvest

December 18, 2014 by Paul Epstein

Exploring the world of kelp with Rising Tides Sea Vegetables’ Larry Knowles.

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The Significance of Wonder

December 04, 2014 by Beth Slatkin

The publisher of Heyday Books chats about the importance of keeping the poetry in nature writing.

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Young South Bay habitat hero engages kids in refuge conservation

November 20, 2014 by Paul Epstein

2014 Brower Youth Award winner Lynnea Shuck talks about her Junior Refuge Ranger program.

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Ascending the Mountain

November 06, 2014 by Beth Slatkin

For the Mountain Institute’s Ed Bernbaum. connecting people to mountains’ spiritual and cultural meaning is the key to protecting them.

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Saying “Yes” to Habitat Gardens

October 22, 2014 by Paul Epstein

Award-winning master gardener Kate Frey believes gardens should be for more than just show.

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Q&A: Pixar Animator Simon Christen on His Remarkable Time-Lapse of Bay Area Fog

October 09, 2014 by Paul Epstein

Somewhere between animation and photography, Swiss-born Simon Christen has found his happy place: time-lapse photography. His “day job” is as an animator for Pixar Studios in Emeryville. But in his “spare time” he has found widespread recognition through his series of online time-lapse videos, including Adrift, which portrays the mesmerizing beauty of fog flowing over […]

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