July-September 2017

The July-September issue of Bay Nature explores our many-faceted relationship to parks and open space in the Bay Area. Jeremy Miller reports on the reality and myth of overcrowding in our parks, from full parking lots to empty trails to future park advocates. Author David Rains Wallace takes us to the East Bay Regional Park District site where more than a million endangered Mount Diablo buckwheat plants have sprouted and open space has proven the best defense against extinction. Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria tribal chairman Greg Sarris writes about his tribe’s long and evolving relationship to Tolay Lake in southern Sonoma County as a place of healing and the significance of opening the land to the public this fall. There are also stories about Latino Outdoors, the last frontier in birding, the Natural Areas Program in San Francisco, what proposed federal budget cuts mean for Bay Area nature, dragonfly migrations, telling the temperature with crickets, and much, much more.
Cover image by Rick Lewis


Bay Nature’s July-September 2017 issue covers crowded parks, pelagic birds, Tolay Lake, and the growth of Latino Outdoors.

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