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A Micro-forest for Griffith Park

Thanks to support from the Hancock Park Garden Club, the Bette Davis Picnic Area of Griffith Park is becoming home to a new native Micro-Forest as part of the Los Angeles Parks Foundation’s LA Park Forest Initiative. This new 900 square foot micro-forest is being...

A Green Ring for Los Angeles

Sometimes moving forward requires a long look back and deciding whether the path we’re on is the best path for the future. When Spanish colonists first arrived in the small pueblo now known as Los Angeles, little did they realize how expansive this city would...

Species of Concern: Chris DeMarco’s Discussion of the Western Gray Squirrel

  At one time, the western gray squirrel (Sciurus griseus) ruled the roost, so to speak. That was, until the early part of the 20th century when the eastern fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) was “accidentally” introduced by Civil War veterans housed in Westwood. As...

Repairing and Restoring Fern Dell

If Griffith Park is the crown jewel of the city, then Fern Dell must be one of its brightest emeralds. One of the most popular areas of the Park, it is one of the few spots where you can reliably find soothing shade on a hot summer day. It is just a short walk for...
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