The SF Bay Area Is large and diverse and it’s hard to keep up with what’s going on here with the environment.
The Bay Area Institute keeps track for me. For example, I was out cycling on the SF Bay Trail in Richmond and noticed a fenced off marsh with an inaccessible trail. The Bay Area Institute’s latest email has an article about future development of that marsh.
I appreciate the work they’re doing.
Bay Nature articles are one of the few things I get in my email that I actually read. I have learned so much and I really appreciate the detail and information contained within the articles. For example I have found tarantulas in my yard, but I had no idea how long they lived, or that the male died soon after mating. I've learned about owls, bats, plague in ground squirrels and many other fascinating subjects.
Bay Nature is an absolutely outstanding, creative, informative, and essential non-profit. Their education of our human population with nature articles enables you to understand how we are all interwoven in this San Francisco Bay Area.
I am a caretaker on a redwood preserve in the Bay Area. Bay Nature has expanded my world in interesting and useful ways. The articles give me a deeper understanding of the biodiversity that inhabits my slice of earth and how I might encourage its continued existence. I’m a great fan and obsessive reader.
Bay Nature has been my “go to” magazine for over a decade now, and is the best example of a local/regional periodical that I’ve ever encountered. Informative articles that are well written, and which expand both my knowledge and love of nature near my home (and that are almost psychically relevant to me!) are the absolute norm.
Baynature has the BEST most interesting and science based stories about nature and San Francisco Bay Area. Their recent Zoom talk about otters was fascinating and so cute too. Articles on bee recovery after fires and more!
It is easy to be positive about Bay nature news because it's exactly the kind of news a person needs to hear to keep hope alive.
Bay Nature gives me so much to be excited about, and in these times, that's priceless. I love finding out interesting tidbits about the critters that call our region home, I appreciate finding out the effects of policy and politics on the natural world, and I am moved by the gorgeous artwork and photographs that are presented regularly -all in Bay Nature. Both their magazine and digital newsletter fill me with a sense of awe and gratitude. Bay Nature hits the mark every time!
There has never been a more direct, scientific, and environmental magazine that connects the Bay Area to nature. If you love learning about local nature based events, the wildlife that surrounds you, or are just curious about the Bay Area’s natural landscape, then the resource you want on your coffee table is Bay Nature Magazine. Every month showcases award winning photos, artwork, and stories about the Bay Area and it’s interconnected relationship with nature. Each issue is a unique opportunity to learn about the surrounding environment and is a prized gift in the mail. Bay Nature Magazine is my go to resource for all things nature based, events, and heart warming stories about the beautiful Bay Area!
I have enjoyed Bay Nature for many years and receiving my quarterly magazine in the post always brings a smile to my face! I enjoy the diversity of the articles about the place I live and recreate.
I belong to as many environmental organizations that I can afford. Just a little to each one. And I love the literature I get. But NATURE is my favorite because it is local to me and has really interesting articles and pictures without constant fund requests.
I'll never been to the Bay Area, but I feel as if I've been there all the time through the written lines of this online magazine.
It's an inspiration and a good example to the world. It deserves our attention and protection.
We moved to the Bay Area eager to enjoy the tremendous natural beauty and also hoping to learn more about its richly diverse ecosystems. Imagine our delight to discover Bay Nature, a magazine and organization that reveals, explains and celebrates the natural world with rigor, eloquence and insight. It is a treasure.
I noticed a copy of Bay Nature on a friend's coffee table, picked it up and fell in love. I had no idea that such a valuable resource was available......quickly bought a subscription and have been reading each edition since with such joy.
We who live in the SF Bay Area are blessed by an amazing environment; but most of us do not have much knowledge of the natural reality that we are surrounded by. Bay Nature provides the opportunity to learn.
This magazine brings nature to the forefront in the Bay Area where so many people and industries vie for attention. Not only is the magazine well written and illustrated, it is also timely and necessary. 5/5 stars easily.
Bay Nature is the one magazine I have maintained a uninterrupted subscription to - and since issue one. It connected me to my new habitat when I moved here from the midwest: plants, animals, geology, parks, cultures, history, outings and events written up in Bay Nature have shaped my outdoor life the past two decades. Its articles, photos, and artwork are educational, inspiring, and thought-provoking. The production values are gorgeous. None of my Bay Nature issues have made it to the recycle bin. They provide ongoing enjoyment.
Bay Nature has a presence that reflects the needs of our local habitat and calls out for measures that lead to positive action to protect the wildlands and critters that live in them. As we humans need to support nature to have a place to live, Bay Nature supports actions to support "the wild" we all need to survive.
A wonderful organization with great leadership and staff. Bay Nature provides me and my family with a deeper understanding of the natural world around us, with lots of inspiration for local hikes and birding, a comfort in these uncertain times. They have a beautiful quarterly magazine and a website with thoughtful essays and breaking nature news. I also like their new webinar series on topics ranging from tidepooling to the comeback of river otters in the Bay Area.
I've subscribed to Bay Nature about five years. Our family loves it for many reasons, among them the diversity of topics covered, from the life of tiny ants to larger issues such as wildfires. The photographs and occasional drawings are first-class and interesting to the whole family. The web-based event calendar is really helpful and the production quality of the printed magazine is great. All in all a very worthy magazine!
I am happy to be a subscriber to Bay Nature and an avid supporter. I love the stories about the natural world because they are scientifically accurate and accompanied by excellent photographs or charts and maps. Reading this magazine has greatly enriched my understanding of my environment and I have used it in outings with younger relatives to help them understand our world.
Thanks for the very nice review and for sharing Bay Nature with your family!
I love Bay Nature- it’s my window into the rich natural world that surrounds us in our SF Bay Area home. There is so much that we would miss if not for their insightful reporting about the goings on at our very doorstep. Not only is their magazine a pleasure to read as it celebrates local nature, but I also consider it an essential source of information to keep myself informed in this critical time of multiple threats to our environment and Mother Earth.
We're so glad Bay Nature helps keep you connected and informed about local nature. Thanks for the great review!
I have been a supporter of Bay Nature almost since its beginning. As a librarian/educator, I value it for the excellent science writing that is aimed at the lay person. As others have said, it is gorgeous and keeps me abreast of natural developments all over the bay area. Amazing magazine.
Thanks for the great review!
I'm a biologist who's worked in the Bay Area conservation world for 20 years. There's never been a publication here like Bay Nature, and we're so lucky they exist. People love the nature of the Bay Area, but when Bay Nature came along, we realized how much we had needed a much better guide to it. I love how Bay Nature combines gorgeous photography, imaginative art, and technical rigor to invite people in to a deeper knowledge about this place. This is how people actually become connected to the natural world: through both beauty and fascination. I'm also impressed with the creative angles the writers take. For example, not just another article on sea level rise, but one on rising groundwater levels. Not another article about being a better bird observer, but one about "napping with birds"! Giving tarantulas the same attention as otters. Hooray for Bay Nature!
And hooray for you! Thanks so much for the glowing and thorough review.
Bay Nature is my go-to source for understanding and connecting with our shared Bay Area natural environment, and the way we humans interact with and impact it. I’ve been reading the Institute’s magazine since the first issue, and now I look at the website as well. There’s info about local hikes and events, as well as in-depth articles on every aspect of the Bay and its inhabitants. Articles have sent me to kayak in Elkhorn Slough, to seek wildflowers on Mount Diablo, to collect acorns, to count bees in my backyard. Bay Nature delights me every time. The organization is a most precious local resource.
I'm so glad Bay Nature continues to inspire you!
I’m so glad to have become aware of Bay Nature earlier this year and am really have to have subscribed. I love the print magazine and the emails with stories about our local wildlife and environment. I regularly scan the web site for new stories and pictures, which I particularly enjoy. Please keep up your excellent work and I’ll continue to support and enjoy the publication. Thank you.
Thank you! So glad you are loving Bay Nature in print and online!
I moved from another state and Bay Nature has been one of my most valuable resources for learning about and appreciating local nature. I love the fantastic photography, writing, diversity of articles, annual awards and awards dinner.
Thanks for the great review!
As a newcomer to the Bay Area from Europe, I felt totally lost in a strange new environment where all the plants seemed to have waxy, oval leaves and I couldn't understand the seasons. The Bay Area Nature Institute's Bay Nature magazine has made a huge difference to me, helping me get to know and build a relationship with this beautiful area...and even find environmental volunteering opportunities. It's a gorgeous, informative, accessible magazine and I'm so grateful for it.
And we are grateful for your lovely review. Thanks so much for sharing your story.
May nature institutes magazine, Bay nature, is a must reading for me every month. It is a scientific explanation of the nature around the Bay, but not so technical that it is difficult to understand. I like it so much, I have 2 subscriptions: one for me to keep and one to give away.
Thank you for helping to grow the Bay Nature community!
Bay Nature Institute has published Bay Nature Magazine for decades. Through this magazine I have been given the chance to understand our region's natural history - from botany to birds, geology to hydrology - through articles, events, art, & photographs. I'm so grateful for the ways the magazine has helped me explore the Bay Area.
Thanks for the great review and for being a Bay Nature fan!