The Presidio of San Francisco has been accredited for a fourth year with the prestigious Green Flag Award, which recognizes the highest standards for visitor experience and management of parks and green spaces around the world.
Sponsored: Birding for Kids and Their Families
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.
Letter to the Editor: Exploring the Benefits of a Dark Night Sky
There is more at stake in reducing artificial light than exploring the universe, important as that is.
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.
Letter to the Editor: Dwindling Natural Areas in GG Park
The buildings, facilities, roads, parking lots, golf course, Polo Field, and the many sports venues (soccer fields, lawn bowls, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, etc.) in Golden Gate Park, leave very little parkland for people to experience.
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.
Letter to the Editor: Observation Wheel Does Not Belong in Golden Gate Park
The Observation Wheel does not belong in the Music Concourse, or anywhere in Golden Gate Park. The Observation Wheel and attendant lighting are not in keeping with the Park’s character or function.
Photos: New Art Installation in Golden Gate Park
A new art installation by San Francisco artist Charles Gadeken titled “Entwined” sits in Peacock Meadow in the east end of the park next to the Conservatory of Flowers. The art installation honors Golden Gate Park’s 150th anniversary and will run from Dec. 10 to Feb. 28.
Press Release: New Marshland and Trail Open to Presidio Visitors on Dec. 18
The Presidio Trust unveils to visitors seven acres of restored tidal marshland and a new pedestrian trail near San Francisco Bay, marking a significant milestone in the 20-year revitalization of one of San Francisco’s original watersheds.
‘Heron Lady’ at GG Park’s Stow Lake Relishes Her Role as Nature Educator
“This has been a good year for the herons. Not as good as last year, but still a good year. If all 16 chicks survive, that will be 242 chicks who learned to fly in Golden Gate Park.”
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.
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.
Annual butterfly count ‘shattered all records’
The 23rd annual San Francisco Butterfly Count, held on Father’s Day this year, “shattered