Word Craft/Nature Focus

Monterey Bay live webcams for 2021

The world has changed since starting this annual post on Monterey Bay webcams. Until we’re done with COVID-19, webcams are still a good way to visit the bay or plan your visit. So here are the best coastal… Read More

Curious Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all of the curious observers, teachers and scientists working to wow and inform us. Thanks for 2016. Looking forward to your visual, verbal and written insights about our wondrous world next year. Wishing you well in 2017. Chris

Dungeness crabs

During the summer of 2013 I got to know Dungeness crabs very well. (Also see my 2013 post.) For three months, small crabs (about an inch or two across) and crab molts (old shells discarded so the crab can… Read More

Warblers on the move

During my Half Moon Bay birding walk last week, we saw several warblers on the move (always): some fall visitors, some spring visitors, and a few elusive residents. My thanks to local guides Slow Adventure and Alvaro’s Adventures for a… Read More

Half Moon Bay surprise

One of the surprises on my birding walk around Half Moon Bay was this little cutie. This long-tailed weasel popped out of a hole (squirrel? or gopher?) in the Coastside Trail along a shoreline cliff. We were looking across the… Read More