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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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Jul-Sep 2012

Our summer issue, our longest ever, includes a special section celebrating the 50th anniversary of Point Reyes National Seashore. In ...

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Apr-Jun 2012

Our spring issue brings you the latest on the movement to save state parks, asks tough questions about wild food ...

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Jan-Mar 2012

In this issue, you’ll find out how volunteers are helping save state parks, from Jack London to Henry Coe. You ...

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Oct-Dec 2011

Our fall 2011 issue includes a landmark foldout map of Bay Area Food Landscapes, along with features about volunteer hawk ...

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Jul-Sep 2011

In this issue, learn why medium-size predators like raccoons and skunks are thriving right under our noses. And why harbor ...

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Apr-Jun 2011

We bring you news of a landmark conservation plan for the Bay Area, plus explorations of Bolinas Lagoon, butterflies in ...

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Jan-Mar 2011

This very special tenth-anniversary issue features original work from many of our favorite authors, including Robert Hass, Rebecca Solnit, Greg ...

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Oct-Dec 2010

This issue features the inhabitants of the fascinating subtidal ecosystem under the surface of the Bay, the feral pigs and ...

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Jul-Sep 2010

Our summer 2010 issue encompasses the long-lasting–rocks of the East Bay hills and geology of Salt Point State Park–and the ...

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Apr-Jun 2010

In this issue, we introduce you to the secretive mountain lions that live in the Bay Area, to the past ...

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