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Bay Nature Magazine

“Out of all the magazine subscriptions I receive every month, I save three: The New Yorker for the writing, National Geographic for the photography, and Bay Nature for both.”
— Andrew Harmon, The Nature Conservancy



Photo by George Ward, georgeward.comBay Nature magazine covers the unique habitats and wildlife of the San Francisco Bay Area and the people working to protect them. With excellent writing, gorgeous photography, and delightful wildlife illustrations by celebrated naturalist John Muir Laws, each quarterly issue of Bay Nature is a local treasure to cherish and share with family and friends.

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January-March 2015

Go behind the scenes with local nature in Bay Nature’s January-March 2015 issue. Delve into the secret beauty of seaweeds ...

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Oct-Dec 2014

For fall 2014, Bay Nature explores the hidden life of the turkey vulture, a common but surprisingly mysterious regular in ...

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July-Sep 2014

It’s the 50th anniversary of the federal Wilderness Act, and a time for reflecting on the meaning of wild and ...

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Apr-Jun 2014

Where do you find nature? Bay Nature’s Spring 2014 issue celebrates the idea that nature’s where you look for it. ...

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Jan-Mar 2014

Bay Nature's January-March 2014 issue takes you inside the mysterious world of orcas, outside in a quiet corner of post-fire Mt. Diablo, back into the maps that shaped the East Bay parks and forward into a difficult world for freshwater fish.

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Oct-Dec 2013

For fall 2013, Bay Nature uncovers secrets in the Monterey Shale (under a condor's watchful eye), reveals the natural history of struggling native fish, and walks a breathtaking -- and newly accessible -- stretch of the Mendocino coast. Plus lichens, king tides, and tree frogs!

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Jul-Sep 2013

Bay Nature joins this year’s celebration of "The Year of the Bay" with the publication of "Baylands Reborn: Restoration and Renewal on San Francisco Bay." We also head to Butano State Park, take a close look at poison oak, and more!

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Apr-Jun 2013

The spring 2013 issue takes you to Clear Lake for great birding and kayaking, introduces you to the people helping record and preserve natural soundscapes, helps you learn a more about wildlife tracks and signs, and more!

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Jan-Mar 2013

In our January 2013 issue, noted author (and one of our favorites!) David Rains Wallace surveys our region’s remarkable diversity ...

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Oct-Dec 2012

Our cover story brings you the goods on the wild world of mushrooms. Plus we have features about the vanishing ...

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