April-June 2018


The April-June issue of Bay Nature covers in 64-pages everything from the wild and urban spring hikes to the future of the California state park system. If you’ve never explored Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve’s loop hike through some of California’s rare and unique plants, Stephanie Penn’s story and plant portraits will supply you with new insight and inspiration. Also in this issue is a special new map of nature in San Francisco by Nature in the City that captures migrating green butterflies, eclectic urban canopy, croaking frogs, sea level rise, trails to traverse, and much more. In an in-depth feature, reporter Alissa Greenberg investigates the new model for our ailing state park system that’s emerged over the past seven years and the significance of Proposition 68—the Parks, Environment, and Water Bond—on the June ballot. A special 8-page sponsored section produced by Bay Nature in collaboration with Sonoma Land Trust lays out the science of wildlife corridors, the importance of the Sonoma Valley wildlife corridor to populations of dozens of species, and Sonoma Land Trust’s work to protect it. Featured in these pages are also the 2018 recipients of Bay Nature’s local hero awards: POST president Walter T. Moore, Pepperwood president and CEO Lisa Micheli, and City of San Mateo park ranger Sandra Corzantes. Other stories cover San Francisco Bay surf scoters, fire-follower flowers in the North Bay, the upcoming City Nature Challenge, viewing Jupiter, and much, much more.
Cover image by Stephanie Penn

 
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