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    We'd love to take your group on a hike in the local foothills.

    Click on the image above to email Chief Executive John Howell to set up a hike.

    Help Preserve Wildlife Corridors

    Become a Citizen Scientist at the Rosemont Preserve - Jan. 13th 9:30am

    Help us investigate the Rosemont Preserve on Saturday, January 13th from 9:30-11:30am. 

    We are launching a communal citizen-science effort to record as many species of plants and wildlife as possible using iNaturalist!

    iNaturalist is an online social network of people sharing biodiversity information to help each other learn about nature. You can use it to record your own observations, get help with identifications, collaborate with others to collect plant and wildlife information for a common purpose, or access the observational data collected by iNaturalist users.

    Become a “citizen scientist” by uploading your photos to iNaturalist, and by helping us gain a better understanding of the plants, animals, birds, insects and other organisms that live in the Rosemont Preserve.  Most importantly, have fun meeting other naturalists, scientists, and curious members of the public in the great outdoors!

    People of all ages and skill levels are welcome. If you have a smart phone, please bring it with the iNaturalist app downloaded.  If you don’t have a smart phone, we’ll teach you how to use your computer to collect data and upload it to the iNaturalist website.  Together, we’ll make some science!

    We’ll also be playing scavenger hunt bingo.  Find the plants and animals on your card and win a prize!

    The fun begins at 9:30am.  Please park at Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave, La Crescenta, and then walk north 2 blocks to enter the Rosemont Preserve (map).  No reservations required, no pets please! 

    **Rain cancels**

    (This is just the beginning:  we will soon expand our efforts to document biodiversity information throughout the entire Hahamongna to Tujunga Wildlife Corridor!)


    Rat Poison found in Remains of P-41


    After the La Tuna fire we said a sad farewell to P-41, the male mountain lion who lived isolated in the Verdugo Mountains.  We feared the fire led to his demise, but the necropsy showed both first- and second-generation anticoagulants in his liver.  The cause of death could not be determined but he was very thin, suggesting poison could have played a role in his death.  Read the Los Angeles Times article here.

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