Winter 2014

As Bay Nature enters its 14th year, we’re taking a long view of history in the East Bay Regional Parks. Poet and author John Hart walks us through the Park District’s historic maps and the stories they tell about the era that produced them. It’s said that time is the great healer, and writer Joan Hamilton keeps that ever in mind as she explores Mt. Diablo’s Perkins Canyon to give a first-hand look at the mountain as it slowly recovers from last September’s Morgan Fire. Then we turn our gaze seaward to track orcas with Point Reyes National Seashore biologist Sarah Allen, who describes our growing understanding of the different types of killer whales that visit our California shores. We peer into the future for a glimpse at what climate change means for our native fish, and spy on an ongoing war of the ants at Stanford’s Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve.

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