Hey—look up! This winter, we bundle up in the cold with amateur astronomers who are creating remarkable images of worlds beyond ours. We tramp around in the Russian River area, where the U.S. government is paying to restore coho salmon habitat, peek into writer Amy Tan’s birdy back yard, and meet some beavers helping to restore California landscapes. Plus a John Muir Laws guide to nature journaling, a new Coyote Hills park that’s for the birds, a hike up Taylor Mountain, and desert as metaphor.
Cover photo by Jeremy Miller.