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Raptor Study Final Report

Raptor Study Final Report

Of the many scientific surveys and studies Friends of Griffith Park (FoGP) has sponsored over the last decade-plus, the Los Angeles Raptor Study is the...

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Dodder Demystified

Dodder Demystified

  Griffith Park is home to a strange plant by the common name of California Dodder (Cuscusta californica). Dodder can be found on every slope of the...

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Sustainability? We Got That!

Sustainability? We Got That!

  Griffith Park has been ahead of the game when it comes to sustainability and water recapturing. Long before it became a popular practice, the Park was...

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Dante´s Legacy

Note: FoGP´s view on heritage gardens, also known as folk gardens: Today we don´t advocate that individuals pick up shovels to create a new garden...

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Toyon Through the Seasons

Toyon Through the Seasons

  Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia) is a very important plant for the overall healthy habitat of Griffith Park. The plant is commonly seen growing wild...

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Shuttered?

Shuttered?

  "Some things never change," as they say. In Griffith Park, often that's a very good thing. Two important Griffith Park amenities have been shuttered,...

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Red-shouldered Hawk, R.I.P.

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...

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Bee Rock Trail Renewed

Bee Rock Trail Renewed

"The Bee Rock Trail Restoration has been a wonderful project, and the transformation of the trail has been greeted with genuine praise and gratitude from avid...

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Memories of Bernadette Soter

Memories of Bernadette Soter

"Bernadette leaves behind a legacy of activism in the Park. She inspired many members of Friends of Griffith Park who continue to carry on her vision." ~...

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Digging With LA Compost

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...

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Keep Griffith Park Wild

Header photo: Dante’s View in Griffith Park overlooking downtown Glendale, with Verdugo Mountains and San Gabriel Mountains in distance © Gerry Hans, all rights reserved