San Francisco Nature Education starts the new family birding program for kids ages 7-12 and their parents or guardians on Oct. 8 at 9:30 a.m. in the San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park.
Great Blue Herons Return to Stow Lake for 29th Year
Four of the five nests have Great Blue Herons incubating eggs. The fifth nest is a newly constructed nest, and that pair of herons are now engaged in building the nest and courtship rituals.
Heron Lady: ‘My Feathered Friends Return to Stow Lake for 28th Year’
Six pairs of great blue herons are now sitting on their nests and incubating eggs in their island tree at Golden Gate Park’s Stow Lake. In April, eggs will begin to hatch in the various nests and a cacophony of squawking will be heard far and wide.
Succulents Star in Outer Sunset Landscaping Work of Art
About five years ago, longtime Sunset District resident Wayne Chan found a note in his mailbox that would have a significant impact on his life. It was during a drought, when his lawn was brown and lifeless, that someone dropped off a flyer reading: “We Buy Ugly Houses.”
SF Butterfly Count Finds Good and Bad News
Butterfly Counters gathering on June 22 to scour San Francisco for signs of butterflies on the northern peninsula for the 25th year in a row. Despite a low turn out, some of the results were good with rare sightings. Other findings were worrisome.
Mount Sutro Spring Wildflower Walks
Experience spring in bloom on a guided habitat tour of Mount Sutro’s native plant communities.
Birders thrilled watching wayward bird at Lands End
Ever since a sighting of the bird was first posted this year on July 9, birders have come daily not only from in town, but from cities all over the state. Scores of birders have come long distances, day after day, and waited for hours for a chance to see the auklet.
Sunset, Presidio Butterflies Making a Comeback
By Ryder W. Miller The Presidio Trust, which is responsible for managing the Presidio National Park, has announced the successful re-introduction of the Checkerspot Butterfly (Euphydryas editha bayensis), which has been successfully translocated from San Bruno Mountain to the Presidio. […]
Great Blue Herons Back at Park
Great Blue Herons can be seen nesting at Stow Lake.
Richmond director catches drama of record-breaking ocean swim
The New Zealand native and current San Francisco resident is one of the top three
female open water marathon swimmers in the world and the subject of a suspenseful
new documentary, “Kim Swims.”
Sutro Forest DEIR Released; Public Looks At 4 Options
A plan to cut down thousands of dead, dying or unhealthy eucalyptus trees on Mount
Sutro and replace them with native vegetation and younger, healthier eucalyptus
trees drew plenty of criticism at a recent public meeting.
Annual butterfly count ‘shattered all records’
The 23rd annual San Francisco Butterfly Count, held on Father’s Day this year, “shattered