• Who’s living in the plains
  • Discovering Wildlife in the East Bay Redwoods
  • Monarchs of Mexico Slide
  • Hiking Hearts Desire

Who’s Living in the Plains?

My friend and colleague Rashida and I are heading into Carrizo Plain National Monument in southern California for a field class on the largest remaining segment of valley grasslands in the US. We drive alongside a riverbed where water once filled the ten-foot wide channel. Now dust-covered shrubs … [Read More...]

Discovering Wildlife in the East Bay Redwoods

Where can you find wildlife in the East Bay?In the redwoods. That's what kids do. This past summer hundreds of children enjoyed Touch the Earth camp inside Redwood Glen located in Joaquin Miller Park. By tuning in to the natural world they found not only the beauty and peace a forest offers, … [Read More...]

Mt. Diablo’s Moonscape

Entering this moonscape of skeletal branches on Mt. Diablo’s Oak Knoll Trail I didn’t expect to see the burst of wildflowers that was to come. But signs of thriving vegetation soon appeared. Sprouts of the plentiful chemise bush were already a foot high. And thousands of  whispering bells popped up … [Read More...]