Monday, April 11, 2022
Thursday, February 17, 2022
|A sturgeon's toothless, telescoping mouth sucks up clams, crabs and shrimp like a vacuum. Wikimedia Commons.|
White sturgeon have been cruising San Francisco Bay’s murky bottom for thousands of years, and the species has been around since before T-Rex.
Scientists believe that the fish may live to be over 100 years old. For this article I asked the question: What is the life expectancy of white sturgeon
Sunday, February 6, 2022
|Turning In, Sergio Lopez|
Winter light is less assertive than its summer counterpart. Hues are softer, and leafy shadows tat ephemeral quilts on the wall. More than a visual phenomenon, this subdued light affects all living things including poets, plants, and landscape painters.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
|Photo courtesy of the CDFW|
This year marks the sesquicentennial of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Patrolling the San Francisco Bay has always been dangerous work, and continues to be risky for those protecting the natural resources of the bay today.
Thursday, October 28, 2021
|The Roamer wheel|
|The family wheel|
Monday, August 30, 2021
I love hoofing any section of the San Francisco Bay Trail. Whether in Pinole, Novato, or Burlingame, it is a treat to experience the diversity of the trail and the bay.
A small group of women, average age sixty, recently walked the entire thing, including the finished and unfinished portions of the planned 500-mile trail. It took them four years, and they did it by walking the segments contiguously one Sunday a month.
I first walked with them at their halfway point when I covered their adventure for Estuary News. I met them as a journalist and continued walking with them as a friend.
And now they have finished! You can read about their accomplishment in my article for the Bay Area Monitor.