SoCal Wild
Features BIDING TIME: Snowy egret in Sepulveda Basin's Haskell Creek.

Sepulveda Basin’s South Reserve: Where the Birds “Were” »

A modest green has returned to the Sepulveda Basin’s South Reserve – but many of its former wildlife residents have not. It’s been nearly 2 ½ years since the Army…

Apr 15 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
WHERE ARE WE? -- Oh yeah, right next to the 5 Freeway....

Keeping it ‘Messy’ at the L.A. River »

Sure keeping things tidy is good for your kitchen, garage and teenager’s bedroom, but tidiness has its drawbacks, especially when you are dealing with Mother Nature and local wildlife. Gardeners…

Feb 21 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
WOUNDED WHALE - This photo of a gray whale snapped on a whale watching cruise will be used by researchers. PHOTO BY MARTHA BENEDICT

Best Whale Watching Season Ever? »

It’s being heralded as the “Best Whale Watching Season Ever” in Southern California, but what exactly does that mean? Abundant whales? Different species of whales swimming about?  Whales coming into…

Dec 31 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
BLUEPRINT FOR A SOLUTION - Students realize how valuable a wildlife crossing over Liberty Canyon would mean to humans and critters alike.

Critter Corridors in the Classroom »

Wiggling, fidgeting and anxious. The sixth grade class at Sun Valley Magnet Middle School were painfully waiting their turn to step to the front of the class. They tried to…

Dec 9 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

A Forest of Possibilities at Palos Verdes Peninsula »

Finally. A SoCal forest that’s been lying in ruins since the 1950s is getting proper attention and love. Not a trees-on-land forest; this SoCal oceanic giant kelp forest off the…

Nov 28 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Photo Exhibit Supports Wildlife Crossing Creation »

Local mountain lions need wildlife crossing to increase their diversity. PHOTO BY JOHANNA TURNER

Even though he probably will never use it in his lifetime, P-22 (famed Griffith Park cougar) is the incentive for…

Apr 20 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Want To Do When You Find…. »

CDFW Environmental Scientist Krysta Rogers examines a red-tailed hawk. PHOTO: CDFW

A little morbid? Maybe. But that dead animal or bird you discover could help scientists evaluate the health of wildlife…

Mar 26 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Young, Female and Lucky: P-33 crosses 101 Freeway »

PHOTO CREDIT: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

One young female mountain lion recently took a leap from her Santa Monica Mountain homelands toward the wider and bigger…

Mar 23 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

More Roaming for Desert Tortoises »


The San Diego Habitat Conservancy and the San Diego Zoo Global will be participating in a newly formed desert tortoise…

Mar 7 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Spiders Exonerated! »


Stop blaming spiders when you get bitten by an unknown insect. That’s the word from a team of scientists, led…

Jan 10 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Video of the Week

P-22 roams Griffith Park in 2013. Griffith Park Trail Camera