nature

Small blue butterfly with two rows of white-rimmed black dots on the underside of its wings, drinking from a flower
Article
A look at the painstaking work that goes into preserving habitat for the federally endangered Mission blue butterfly.
Box steps challenge hikers along the Batteries to Bluffs Trail
Gateways Article
Welcome to our new Hit the Trail feature! We’ll go in-depth on one of our park sites and get you ready to explore. First up: The western edge of the Presidio.
Three people stand on a hillside overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge
Article
Caring doesn’t happen everywhere; some jobs are a means to an end, or summer flings. They must have meaningfulness to create a sense of care in the worker.
Banana slug spotted at Rancho Corral de Tierra.
Article
The California banana slug is one of San Mateo County’s most iconic species. These animals need moisture, shade, and decomposing plant and animal material for consumption.
Oak forests on Mount Tamalpais.
Article
How can we brace forest ecosystems against rising temperatures, deadly pathogens, and voracious wildfires? At One Tam’s latest Science Summit, scientists and community members gathered to exchange knowledge and brainstorm solutions.
A group of four high school students stand in a line outdoors while leading a presentation about the natural environment
Our Work
A 2-day workshop utilizing “Finding Urban Nature: An Educators’ Guide to Exploring San Francisco Natural History.”