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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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Whale of a Day

The Rancho Palos Verdes annual Whale of a Day celebration will be held on Saturday, April 18, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The event is free to the public. There are activities for children ~ face painting, children’s crafts, small…

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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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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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