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the black phoebe

The Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) spotted next to the LA River just above Atwater Village. According to The Cornell Lab of Ornithology allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black_Phoebe/lifehistory this is a “dapper flycatcher” that scans the surrounding area for insects… they’re very petite, and usually spotted down near the … Continue reading

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the heritage sycamore and crystal springs

Earlier this month a protest was held in Crystal Springs to protect a Heritage Sycamore (and other native tree species including Black Walnuts and Live Oaks) slated for demolition by LA Rec & Parks in order to build two little league-style baseball … Continue reading

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la’s cavalier approach to griffith park

Let me be very clear… the City of Los Angeles’ lack of vision and stewardship of our city parks is nothing short of cavalier… The city has been surprisingly dismissive… especially when discussing the Park… Griffith Park, that is… Several years ago the city signed an … Continue reading

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la river may 22.2014

Wildlife at the LA River is much more abundant in the early morning or late in the afternoon, so if you’re really interested in seeing some gorgeous waterfowl… this is the perfect time to catch ‘em. That said, I was on … Continue reading

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along the la river — early may

I’ve seen quite a few egrets along this stretch of the river lately… [just north of the Los Feliz bridge in Atwater] In fact we saw several in the same general vicinity yesterday, but they were scared off by a … Continue reading

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folar’s cleanup — April 26.2014

A great sight indeed… people from all walks of life show up on one day a year to help clean up the Los Angeles River. This is the 25th year that the Friends of Los Angeles River have undertaken this Herculean … Continue reading

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view from the river

In a few short weeks FOLAR (Friends of Los Angeles River) will be conducting their annual LA River cleanup… this being the 25th year since the inception of these cleanups. People from across the city come down to the river one … Continue reading

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