Video Library

  • “Tending the Wild”   

Tending the Wild shines light on the environmental knowledge of indigenous peoples across California by exploring how they have actively shaped and tended the land for millennia, in the process developing a deep understanding of plant and animal life. This documentary examines how humans are necessary to live in balance with nature and how traditional practices can inspire a new generation of Californians to tend their environment.

  • Nature Journaling with John Muir Laws – “Winter Nature Journaling”

    (I can wholeheartedly attest to the excellence of JML and his Nature Journaling classes. I have been lucky to attend several in person!)

    Artist, author, and educator John Muir Laws helps us observe with the eyes of a naturalist, discovering and celebrating the signs of the Bay Area season in a nature journal. Learn how to sketch and document mushrooms, seasonal birds, raindrops, and a misty winter landscape. For lots of free nature journaling resources, visit

  • “Infectious Disease & the Environment”

    In this Bay Nature Talks webinar, editor in chief Victoria Schlesinger discusses the history of plague and wildlife in the West with Elena Conis and Daniel Roman. Check out Elena and Daniel’s Bay Nature article here.

  • “River Otters”

Join Megan Isadore, co-founder and executive director of River Otter Ecology Project, for an inspiring presentation about the important role that community science played in changing the range map for river otters in California

  • “Tidepools”

Cal Academy’s Rebecca Johnson and Alison Young and Bay Nature’s Eric Simons share their knowledge, tips, and tricks so you can get the most out of your next tidepooling experience. Where and when can you find the best pools? What are some common species you might see? How can you help provide critical data for science and management on your tidepooling trip?

  • “The Journeys of Trees”

Science writer and author of the new book The Journeys of Trees, Zach St. George has traveled the globe talking to ecologists, foresters, and activists about the future of forests and how they will or won’t persist. In this Zoom webinar with Bay Nature editor in chief Victoria Schlesinger, St. George will discuss his new book, as well as his latest Bay Nature story focusing on the California species Monterey pine.

  • “Peregrine Falcons of Pine Canyon in 2020”

Power Point Presentation presented by FSLC’s Susan Levenson