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Bringing Bats to Ballona

By Lisa Fimiani Last Tuesday, co-Executive Director Richard Beban and I took a walk with Dr. Edith Read, the Ballona Freshwater Marsh manager and Friends board member, along the officially closed-to-the-public maintenance road below the Loyola Marymount Bluff. It runs parallel to the 25-acre Riparian Corridor in Playa Vista, and just below and parallel to […]

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Special Freshwater Marsh Birding Adventure THIS Wednesday!!

Birding with Bob Our Friends of Ballona Wetlands board member Bob Shanman is a birding expert whose “Birding with Bob” excursions are legendary. He’s offering a special trip behind the scenes at the Freshwater Marsh this Wednesday morning at 8:15. Click here for full details. Share

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There’s More Than One Way to Improve Habitat

The Art of Animal Habitats In case you missed it, here’s an

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Once the Wetlands Held a Racetrack

History Pop Quiz: What’s a Motordrome? D. J. “Duke” Dukesherer is a local writer and official historian of the Ballona Blog. He is the author of Beach of the King, The Early History of Playa Del Rey, Westchester, Playa Vista, CA, and ‘Round the Clump of Willows. By Duke Dukesherer In 1910, an ex-bicycle racer […]

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Wednesday’s World Wetlands & More

Disaster in Slow-Motion There are times when

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