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Virtual Happy Hour: Center of Life

Photographer Paul Blieden reveals the secret world at the center of a flower.

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Our Melodic Visitors from the North

Follow this white-crowned sparrow’s story

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Watching and Listening to Birds—Just What the Doctor Ordered!

By Susan Rothrock Deo Have you found yourself listening to the birds singing more since the pandemic started? You are not alone, and it’s not just because there are fewer human-caused sounds since we are home more. According to Mary…

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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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The Gnatcatcher Saves Coastal Habitat

By Barbara Dye, former Executive Director of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy The Rancho Palos Verdes Natural Communities Conservation Plan (NCCP), which gave us the nature preserve, all started because of a small, gray bird, the coastal California gnatcatcher,…

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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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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: 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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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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