For fall 2014, Bay Nature explores the hidden life of the turkey vulture, a common but surprisingly mysterious regular in the Bay Area. Nature and culture writer Aleta George delves into the intertwined history of hunting and conservation, following prominent conservationists and environmentalists into the duck blinds and hunting grounds of Northern California. Longtime Sonoma Mountain resident Glen Martin takes a nostalgic walk on a soon-to-be-public Sonoma Mountain trail. Lexi Pandell chronicles a new generation of park workers in the East Bay, and the challenges they face as the East Bay Regional Park District looks to the future. And Bay Nature online editor Alison Hawkes asks: where has California’s water gone — and with climate change, is it coming back?
Cover photo, of a turkey vulture at Pescadero State Beach, by Hank Christensen.
October 01, 2014 by John Muir Laws
What is waste for a coyote is a resource for a moth.
September 24, 2014 by David Loeb
We can’t control the rain. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing we can do. Bay Nature Publisher David Loeb on California’s drought.
November 06, 2014 by Joe Eaton
Turkey vultures are a common sight in the Bay Area, but we still know little about them.
October 01, 2014 by Eric Simons
David Hansen helped conserve and develop Marin open spaces including Olompali, China Camp, Mount Burdell, Lucas Valley, and Roy’s Redwoods.
October 01, 2014 by Alison Hawkes
Was California’s record-breaking 2013-2015 drought a window into the future?
October 14, 2014 by Aleta George
Nature and culture writer Aleta George takes hunting field trips with a noted conservationists — and finds an extended series of lessons about the intimate and indelible connection between hunting and conservation.
October 07, 2014 by Glen Martin
A writer who lived on Sonoma Mountain walks us through a new segment of Ridge Trail that opens his onetime backyard to the public.
October 22, 2014 by Lexi Pandell
The Bay Area 25 years from now will look very different. How do up-and-coming naturalists at the largest park district in the country plan to keep the parks relevant in a time of technological, cultural and environmental change?
November 06, 2014 by Sara Bernard
A pioneering experiment in the East Bay shows how mushrooms can reduce toxins or harmful microbes in the water supply
October 01, 2014 by Michael Ellis
A reader wonders which bird travels the farthest each year to arrive in the Bay Area