Palos Verdes-South Bay Sierra Club

Category: Along the Path


Close Encounters of the Wild Kind

Photographer Bev Gates chanced upon this fox in Palos Verdes Estates.

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Trees Please, Pt. 2: Above Ground

Trees provide shade and evaporative air conditioning. Plus, they are essential in battling climate change.

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Along the Path TREES PLEASE

Trees have an underground network.

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Our Melodic Visitors from the North

Follow this white-crowned sparrow’s story

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Along the Path: Our Prickly Neighbors and Their Friends

An introduction to the cacti down the street

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Along the Path: A Young Person’s Guide to Exploring Nature – Music in the Air

By Susan Rothrock Deo                                                                         …

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Along the Path — Nature Close to Home: Entertaining and Enlightening

Story and Photos By Susan Rothrock Deo Greetings from the depths of our “Corona Spring.” None of us can predict what things will look like by the time you read this newsletter. We can only practice our best social distancing…

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Along the Path: A Wonderful Bird is the Pelican

By Susan Rothrock Deo A Wonderful Bird Is the Pelican/  His bill can hold more than his belican.     [from a limerick by Dixon Lanier Merritt] We watch them floating in formation along the coast, or they watch us…

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The Wanderer with Purpose

Along the Path: A Young Person’s Guide to Exploring Nature By Susan Rothrock Deo I love to go a-wandering/ Along the mountain track/ And as I go, I love to sing/ My knapsack on my back. Do you like to…

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Along the Path: Soaring Free – The Red Tailed Hawk

By Susan Rothrock Deo              (Soaring hawk photo by Ashok Khosla) “Keee. Keeeee.” The shrill call pierced the air. Three red tailed hawks soared over the canyon, their pale, brick-red tails glinting like stained glass….

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Along the Path:

A Young Person’s Guide to Exploring Nature By Susan Rothrock Deo How Did THAT Get There: Pt. 2: Animals The first time I heard a peacock, we were visiting my husband’s family in India. Their calls here in Palos Verdes…

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Susan Deo Wins Conservation Award

At the Angeles Chapter Awards Banquet in May, Susan Deo received a Conservation Service Award for her popular Foggy View column, “Along the Path.” Congratulations, Susan!

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Along the Path: How Did THAT Get Here?

Part I: Plants By Susan Rothrock Deo Do you have dandelions in your yard? Most grownups call them weeds because they grow where we don’t want them. We kids know better—dandelions are AWESOME! Pretty yellow flowers, puffy heads of floating…

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Along the Path/ Wild Cucumber: One Craz-zy Wild Plant!

By Susan Rothrock Deo Don’t you just love the surprises that come out of the ground after a few good rains here in Southern California? I’m especially fond of the native plants in my yard or along the trails, but…

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Angeles Chapter Awards Banquet

Honoring 2018 Awardees (including the Foggy View’s own Susan Rothrock Deo!) SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019, noon to 4:00 p.m. Long Beach Scottish Rite Event Center

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Along the Path: Leapin’ Lizards!

By Susan Rothrock Deo  Every time I see a lizard, I can’t help watching it. I’m not alone. Some people even become herpetologists, scientists who study reptiles (like lizards and snakes) and amphibians (like frogs and salamanders). Reptiles are vertebrates:…

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Along the Path: Hummingbirds, the Fastest Thing on Wings

By Susan Rothrock Deo Hummer! I recognized the feathery buzz whirring by my head earlier. Now, as I write, I catch sight of one through the window by my desk. She is sitting on a telephone wire draped toward our…

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Along the Path: A Young Person’s Guide to Exploring Nature

Leave it to the Leaves By Susan Deo Have you ever lain down under a tree on a sunny summer day and looked up at the leaves above you? Did you notice how each leaf has oriented itself for maximum…

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Along the Path: A Young Person’s Guide to Exploring Nature

The Bladderpod and Its House Guest By Susan Deo The first time I saw a bladderpod (Peritoma arborea) and its house guest, the harlequin bug (Murgantia histrionica) I was intrigued. Honestly? You almost always find harlequin bugs on these plants?…

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Along the Path: The Garibaldi’s Garden

By Susan Deo                                                                           …

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Coyotes!

Along the Path: A Young Person’s Guide to Exploring Nature By Susan Rothrock Deo   (Featured photo by Paul Blieden)   Have you heard them howling? Have you seen one prancing down the road? Coyotes are alive and well in our…

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A Nighttime Surprise

Along the Path: A Young Person’s Guide to Exploring Nature A Nighttime Surprise By Susan Rothrock Deo The other night I glanced out the windows in our family room at the city lights twinkling in the distance. A huge winged…

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Along the Path: A Young Person’s Guide to Exploring Nature

Sunflower Surprises By Susan Rothrock Deo What looks like a single flower may be hundreds of tiny flowers.

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Along the Path: A Young Person’s Guide to Exploring Nature

Thinner Than a Human Hair and Stronger Than Steel By Susan Rothrock Deo  “Eeewww,” you say, frantically wiping the sticky strands off your face, your arms, your legs. On a nature trail or in your own backyard, you just ran…

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