Go behind the scenes with local nature in Bay Nature’s January-March 2015 issue. Delve into the secret beauty of seaweeds with ocean artist Josie Iselin, peer closely into the amazing world of lichens with Stephen Sharnoff, imagine the largest school of fish in the San Francisco Bay, and ponder the longevity and quiet strength of the resilient coyote. Our January issue also reveals the history, botany, and geography of Rancho Corral de Tierra on the San Mateo County Coast, reports on new developments in dealing with sea level rise, watches a restoration in the Presidio that begins with the plants you can’t see, and checks in just below the frothing surf to answer a most mysterious question: how do seaweeds stay in place amidst all those waves?
January 07, 2015 by Alison Hawkes
The California Native Plant Society turns 50 in 2015
February 05, 2015 by Joe Eaton
Coyotes have been remarkably resilient and tenacious, surviving—thriving, even—in our midst as a relict and a messenger from a much wilder California.
February 02, 2015 by Victoria Schlesinger
It’s time to open up Rancho Corral de Tierra, a storied, long-private piece of the coast, for all.
January 01, 2015 by Claire Peaslee
Nobody knows California’s incredible, diverse lichens like Stephen Sharnoff, author of the new A Field Guide to California Lichens.
January 01, 2015 by Michael Ellis
A reader wonders how sea palms and other species stay upright while being battered by waves.
January 01, 2015 by David Loeb
Bay Nature Publisher David Loeb recalls the time he first encountered the eye-opening seaweed artwork of Josie Iselin.
January 01, 2015 by Josie Iselin
An excerpt from author and artist Josie Iselin’s stunning new book An Ocean Garden
January 30, 2015 by Dhyana Levey
With San Francisco’s Mountain Lake once again clean enough to support native species, its managers are reintroducing the basic building blocks of a healthy ecosystem.
January 26, 2015 by Ariel Rubissow Okamoto
Sea level rise forces hard decisions and creative thinking about the San Francisco Bay’s crowded waterfront.
January 08, 2015 by Eric Simons
The pulses in this silver fish wave, reaching up to a mile long by a mile wide, represent perhaps the largest aggregations of animals you’ll ever find in Northern California.