Our summer issue, our longest ever, includes a special section celebrating the 50th anniversary of Point Reyes National Seashore. In it, some of our favorite writers share intimate portraits of the signature habitats of this signature park. Also featured in this issue are the Napa River’s ecological history, Sonoma’s new Bohemia Preserve, and the prescribed-burn approach to fire management in an East Bay Regional Park. Other stories focus on cuckoo wasps, nature geometry for kids, a beach plastic monitoring program, and more. Cover photo by Todd Pickering, toddpickering.com.