Monthly Archives: February 2014

restoring a refuge…

Recently seen along the LA River… a Double Crested Cormorant stretches its wings… while further down the waterway, a Canada Goose hangs out in the brush in the middle of the river. But is the LA River even a river? Yes. … Continue reading

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the hooded merganser

As we went for our Sunday walk today, we spotted these Hooded Mergansers floating in the water on the opposite bank… This duck can be found in the Glendale Narrows (the area where we were walking), but I must admit, … Continue reading

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friday, early february 2014

It was a great day to be on the water… lots of ducks, gulls, pigeons, and people with their pets were out in droves… But there was a problem… Yesterday it rained and a great deal of man-created garbage floated … Continue reading

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heritage tree, crystal springs 2.5.2014

Unless you stumble upon this tree in the Crystal Springs Picnic area, it’s difficult to understand the size and magnitude of this sycamore in this particular area. It’s just plain huge… It is this tree, and multiple oaks that are … Continue reading

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fire in the park… the aftermath

In May 2007, a large fire consumed just over 800 acres of Griffith Park, beginning at the eastern edge (along the I-5) near the LA Zoo, and moving westward toward the Griffith Observatory. Although many individuals were evacuated during the … Continue reading

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