The October-December issue of Bay Nature pays special tribute to Mount Tamalpais and the lands surrounding it in Marin County. The 16-page special section explores the mountain’s many habitats and creatures and the state of their health, as well as including a pull out trail map to the entire region; the special section was produced with the generous support of, and in collaboration with, the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative. Also in the issue journalist Kathleen Richards and her father, who is recovering from a stroke, explore East Bay Parks and their accessibility. Writer Sylvia Linsteadt takes a walk in Livermore’s Sycamore Grove Park amid its centuries old western sycamores, a tree that defines a once-prevalent habitat in California. Author Mary Ellen Hannibal interviews co-founder and newly-retired executive director of Bay Nature Institute David Loeb about the organization’s history and his next steps. Other stories include controlling the invasive Cape ivy with an exotic fly, the particular smell of fall in the Bay Area, iNaturalist 2.0, first photos of what lives in Cordell Bank Marine Sanctuary at more than 5,000 feet, and much, much more.
Cover image by Tom Killion.