Restoring Habitat

This week at Los Angeles Audubon has been busy with habitat restoration work. I was able to finish vegetation removal in one of the grids at the Venice Beach Least Tern Colony this week, so now all we have to do is wait and see if the terns decide to use the space. There have been recent sightings so they’re definitely back in Southern20160414_153716 California, but we have yet to see if they’re going to nest at the colony. There is a walk-through scheduled next week, so I’m hoping we see scrapes or at least some tracks (that aren’t from predators).

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The vegetation that is removed is placed in spots on the other side of the colony to promote dune formation.

And, again this week, I was able to help the Greenhouse interns with the final paper write-ups. The students are mostly done, and are now beginning to think of different ways to design their posters. Once their designs are finished, they’ll start practicing their final presentations for the ceremony at the end of the year.

This week I’ve been able to see a lot of the different processes that are required for different scale restoration/ research projects. I’m really looking forward to the tern season officially starting!

Joyce Realegeno
joycerealegeno@gmail.com
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