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The Many Roles of Travel Town: Griffith Park Internment Camp

Like a good character actor, Travel Town has played many different roles throughout its existence in Griffith Park. And like any good character actor, it is sometimes tapped to play the good guy and sometimes the bad guy, but in every play or film, its role is...

Urban Woodpecker Granaries in Griffith Park

Griffith Park serves as home to a large number of native plants and animals. Over thousands of years, the animals and plants have established mutualistic relationships in which they help each other and where both benefit. One such relationship includes the Coast Live...

Red-shouldered Hawk, R.I.P.

During the L.A. Raptor Study 2022 nesting season, we were once again reminded that rat poisons (rodenticides) don’t just kill rats; they are also effective killers of birds, especially hawks and owls which prey on rodents. It’s ironic that people and pest control...

Urban Raptors Surviving on the Streets: the Los Angeles Raptor Study

Over the six years of the Los Angeles Raptor Study, a community science supported by Friends of Griffith Park, more than 600 raptor nests have been found in locations that range from natural areas in open space to trees right next to the freeway. In our dense urban...
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