A California least tern breaks the surface of the water by the Hayward Shoreline. Read more about the recovery of the endangered terns in the July-September issue of Bay Nature. | Photo by Jerry Ting

Nature News


A Ribwort Plantain Grows, Four Stories High, in San Francisco

A muralist highlights overlooked nature in San Francisco.

This Animal Has Never Been Seen Away From Lake Merritt — But It’s Not From Oakland

A small land crustacean has lived on the beach at Adams Point for a century. It’s never been seen elsewhere in the world. It’s definitely not an Oakland native. Now what?

Ask the Naturalist
How Do Marine Mammals Sleep?

How do marine mammals sleep? And is sleep essential for their survival?

First Person
Malcolm Margolin’s Beautiful Life

One of the Bay Area’s master storytellers retires.

A Shakespearian Classic with a California Landscape Twist: Romeo and Juliet Comes Outdoors to the Petaluma Adobe

The We Players theater group performs Romeo and Juliet at the Petaluma Adobe this summer.

On the Trail
Ranch Recreation: Camping Out on Working Lands in Western Sonoma

In the “middle space” between protected and unprotected, a reporter finds a perfect place to camp.