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L.A. Zoo Speaks with Forked Tongue

Imagine a quiet hilltop in Griffith Park. In these native woodlands of 16.1 acres, live coast live oaks, toyons, California black walnut trees and stands of federal and state-listed endangered shrubs. Many of the trees are listed under L.A. City’s Protected Tree...

Digging With LA Compost

Seven months ago, Michael Martinez’ grand endeavor to spur the city of Los Angeles to locally recycle its food scraps added one more to its growing network of composting hubs. L.A. Compost, the brain-child of Martinez, has taken residency near the Griffith Park...

L.A’s Urban Bats Fill the Night Sky

This year, FoGP is helping fund a project that will shed a light on one of the most unfairly maligned creatures around – our urban bats. “I like animals that are misunderstood and a little controversial,” says FoGP Board Member Miguel Ordeñana who is overseeing the...

Griffith Park’s First Ecologist

Courtney McCammon has a sparkling personality. Discussing her new position as L.A. Recreation and Parks’ first ever ecologist, Courtney was enthusiastic about her goals and visions for our urban parks. Her energy is contagious; as we sat down and talked, the more...
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