Rain gardens and swales aren’t just beautiful landscape features, they also help recharge groundwater, reduce pollution in our waterways, provide habitat for butterflies, birds, and other pollinators, and build soil health! Join this program to learn how to design and … Read more
Rainy Day Roundup: All About Atmospheric Rivers
Gosh—is it raining again? When you’d rather stay inside reading about rain than go out and get wet, here’s a pile of stories from our archives.
We Can’t Rely on Drought-Busting Atmospheric Rivers Anymore
Atmospheric rivers are nothing short of a miracle for California. But climate change is altering their character.
Why October Rain Matters
Major October rain is in the forecast for the first time in five years. As they say in sports, sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.
After Another Dry October, Have Water Worries Returned?
San Francisco records back-to-back fully dry Octobers for the second time in 170 years.
What Do Water-Loving Creatures Do in Summer?
How do slugs and salamanders survive the summer? Ah, seasons. The Bay Area may not have the distinct seasonality of New England, but there is a definite cool and rainy season and a definite dry and hot season, and our … Read more
Was That A Cold Winter? Not Entirely.
Why was it so cold this winter? Temperatures this February in the Bay Area were colder than we’ve been accustomed to as of late, and this will go down as the coolest February in 30 years for some locations. But … Read more
An Ecopoetry Collection that “Articulates Reality” for California Nature-Lovers
There’s deep joy in articulating reality, the poems in this new collection make clear—the simple reward of seeing the world as it is.
Will It Ever Rain Again? The Models Say “Whoa”
The emotional toll of drought and climate anxiety, as expressed in animated GIFs on a weather discussion blog.
Where Do Birds Go When it Rains?
Guest naturalist Josiah Clark reveals how birds cope with stormy weather.