Conservation is a Process

Los Angeles Audubon has definitely slowed down this time of year, but it continues to surprise how much work still needs to get done. Conservation work is never ending. Education is never ending. Learning is never ending. Sometimes I feel like I have a breather,...

Transitioning…again

Babysitting snowy plovers also known as baby snowy plover monitoring, has been quite interesting. In the beginning of the week, there was three snowy plover chicks, by Tuesday morning there was only one (which is common since shorebird chick survival rate is only 20%), and...

Summer Camp

There is only one word that can fully describe summer camp: tiring. I forgot how much energy young children have and how they never get tired. We had five very eventful days full of icebreakers, football, hiking, art, and building. Not only did the children...

And then there is Monitoring…

And I am in the process of transitioning once more. Everything in Los Angeles Audubon has slowed down quite a bit now that all the educational programming is out of the agenda. Now, all that is left to do before summer camp rolls around is...

Invertebrates are now Life

Okay, so maybe I lied last week. This week officially all educational programming is done. That means no more Ballona Creek field trips, Kenneth Hahn field trips, Greenhouse Program, or West Los Angeles community college certificate program. With this said, this also means that summer...

ΩXC

It was a very long week this week. I was code switching all week from research and education pretty much everyday. We are wrapping all the last minute education programming and shorebird surveys and Ballona Wetlands and shorebird surveys are officially done for the year....

Snowy Plovers thrive in Los Angeles

I have spent lots and lots of my time this week at the beach, so I am like ten shades darker right now, well my hands, arms, and face are. There is a lot of excitement in the bird world here in Los Angeles, way...

Los Angeles

Another very very busy week (I feel this is how my posts will forever start). Shorebird surveys are nearing their end since it seems like almost everyone has decided to start migrating up North. Things are slowly starting to change as we prepare for summer....