April 10, 2019

La Ruta de Plata / The Silver Route in Baja California Sur

The Silver Route Museum celebrates the global, multicultural history of El Triunfo and surrounding Baja Sur towns as they rose and fell with the gold and silver mining industries, and outlines a vision for the future of the region as a center for scientific research and ecotourism.
April 9, 2019

The Birth of Baja

Baja and the Gulf of California were born from crashing tectonic plates, erupting volcanoes and the violence of geology. They were created quickly, in the blink of an eye, and not very long ago. Geologically speaking.
July 28, 2018

The Successful Sea Lions of Los Islotes

The sea lions of Los Islotes near La Paz are so successful that two satellite colonies have already sprung up in the area. At a time when sea lion colonies are declining in other parts of the Sea of Cortez, what is making these guys so successful? Check it out!
June 7, 2018

Say No Popote Por Favor!

Eliminate single-use plastics in Todos Santos y Pescadero. That idea doesn't suck!
April 25, 2018

The Lost Plants of Baja

Botanists search for 15“lost” plants, all endemic to the Baja California peninsula, that had been collected between 1841 and 1985, but not seen since. Over 4,400 plant species and a 1,000 mile peninsula to search. What could possibly go right?!
January 14, 2018

The Geography of Hope: Jesuits, Indians and El Camino Real in Baja California Sur

Missionary vs medicine man. Local knowledge vs. global education. El Camino Real and the beginning of the end for the indians of Baja California Sur and the Jesuits who sought to save their souls.
July 5, 2017

The Blue-footed Booby’s Baja Boogie

The Blue-footed Boobies of Baja: May-December romances, liberated females, progressive males, bullies not allowed to flourish over others - check out the Baja lifestyle of our blue-footed friends!
April 27, 2017

Medicine Men and Plant Power in Baja Sur

It's not enough to know the curative properties of our Baja plants, you have to know how to ask the plants for help. Find out how local healers fuse the power of the mind with the power of the plants to achieve emotional and physical health.
February 25, 2017

The Octopus’s Garden

8 arms, 3 hearts, a huge brain and a body that's so suffused with its nervous system that there's no clear brain-body boundary. Imagine the things such a creature could get up to, then read about the amazing reality of the octopus.
November 8, 2016

Cowboy Ambassadors: The Vaqueros of Baja California Sur

As surely as the Statue of Liberty came from France, and the melody of the Star-Spangled Banner came from England, the American Cowboy came from Mexico. Juan Wayne would have been a more apt screen name for the Duke.
June 24, 2016

Lawyers, Guns and Money: Gold Mining and Biodiversity in the Biosphere Reserve

There's a serpent in the Sierras and the botanists know just what to do!
April 19, 2016

Sea Turtles: A Baja Road Trip

Baja's Sea Turtles: Saving the planet one road trip at a time.
February 4, 2016

The Star of the Sea of Cortez: Estrella Navarro Holm

At about 30 meters the free fall starts. It’s as if the wet suit and my skin fall away, and the water in my body merges with the water of the ocean. Each molecule of water feels very intense. It’s like flying, but in slow motion. The free fall is the most beautiful, spiritual experience – it’s what makes people free diving junkies.
October 28, 2015

Mangroves: Coastal Problem Solvers

What can Baja California's 4 mangrove species do for you? Check it out!
October 28, 2015

Mangroves: The Trees of Life

Let’s face it, being at the top of the food chain matters not if there’s nothing underneath.
July 24, 2015

The Festivals of Todos Santos: 2016

Check out our annotated list of the great festivals happening in the Pueblo Magico of Todos Santos in 2016!
June 9, 2015

Battle of the Baja Bats

One bat pollinator has co-evolved with the cardón cactus for millennia, the other just happened upon a nice sweetie after gorging in scorpions. Which bat will ensure the cardón's survival? Check out the research of bat ecologist Dr. Winifred Frick and her colleagues, then you decide who will win the Battle of the Baja Bats!
April 16, 2015

Saving Espiritu Santo

The gift that keeps on giving. The story of how Tim Means and his coalition saved Isla Espiritu Santo from development, so that its wild, pristine beauty will be accessible for all generations to come.
February 28, 2015

Greenhouse Greats

All healthy, all organic, all the time. It’s not really what you’d expect from a woman who used to sell hotdogs for a living. The Greenhouse effect on healthy living in Pescadero.
December 21, 2014

Wooing a Whale: Humpback Crooners in Baja

Whale song and sin - how humpback males get the girl.