The summer issue of Bay Nature includes stories about the arrival of urban osprey, summer hikes, protection of the last old growth redwoods in Sonoma County, and future visions of the Bay’s shoreline. Environmental writer Kim Todd reports on osprey—those pescatarian raptors—that have settled in along the Bay’s industrial shoreline for the first time, while reporter Zach St. George takes stock of the year-long Resilient by Design competition that produced nine concepts for reimagining the Bay’s shore in the face of sea level rise. In a special 8-page sponsored section produced by Bay Nature in collaboration with Save the Redwoods League, we provide an in-depth look at the newly discovered and oldest living coast redwood tree and surrounding forest in Sonoma County, now protected by the League. Bay Nature’s digital editor Eric Simons walks and bikes the 14-mile urban Guadalupe River wending through the nature, culture, and geography of San José; the issue includes six other suggested hikes for this summer, as well as ideas for volunteering in the East Bay Regional Park District, which works with more than 24,000 volunteers annually. Other stories cover why the West Antarctic sheet matters to the Bay Area, fur seals on the Farallones, Flower Piano in the SF Botanic Gardens, cabbage white butterflies, and much more.
Cover image by Randall Bryett