Kayaker drowns in bay

Willy Vogler thought he had a chance of saving the kayaker who went missing in Tomales Bay last Friday night. After he saw the man’s blinking headlamp, he launched […]

Elvis, king of Morgan horses, dead at 23

They called him Elvis, even though his official name was Abrams, after the battle tank. He was rugged and strong and attacked hills with gusto. More than that, he […]

Storms enhanced, diversified fish habitat

This winter’s storms prevented clear salmon surveys, but biologists say the rains opened waterways, diversified sediment and added complexity to fish habitat that will benefit future generations.  Across the […]

County approves new housing plan and sites

Narrowly beating a looming deadline, the Marin County Board of Supervisors last week approved a plan intended to ease a critical shortage of housing. The updated Housing Element identifies […]

The ecology of the Limantour Spit

The Limantour Spit is a world of its own, isolated, windswept and surrounded by the sea. In a park filled with natural wonders, the sandspit stands out as exceptionally […]

Nature Notebook, February 2, 2023

February’s full moon this coming Sunday corresponds to the ancient Celtic festival of Imbolc, which celebrates the reawakening of the earth and new life. In the Old Farmer’s Almanac, […]

Bolinas trees force tough compromise

The grove of towering eucalyptus trees that stands at the entrance to Bolinas has for years been at the center of a debate. Should the 700 trees be removed […]

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