Natalie's Connect with Nature Journal

Balcony Garden Winter Birds

Balcony Garden Winter Birds

The Balcony Garden is the ideal spot for local bird watching.  We live on the 3rd floor of our building, and the balcony faces a lot with overgrown...
Birds of Southern California:  Joshua Tree Edition!

Birds of Southern California: Joshua Tree Edition!

Aaron and I went on a little weekend getaway to Joshua Tree National Park and Yucca Valley in June.  I fell in love with the landscape and the wild...
Talkin' Birds - Podcast Shout Out

Talkin' Birds - Podcast Shout Out

This past Sunday we got a shout out on my favorite nature podcast, Ray Brown's Talkin' Birds!   This podcast is all about bird sightings, bird stor...
Birds of Southern California:  Juvenile Red-Tailed Hawk

Birds of Southern California: Juvenile Red-Tailed Hawk

This morning I was working from home in our office which faces North to the #BalconyGarden. The neighborhood was filled with birds as usual. Doves, Finches, Sparrows, Hummingbirds and Towhees are coming and going from their nest to their favorite snack spots. The youngest birds are learning how to maneuver while flying...
Birds of the Balcony Garden

Birds of the Balcony Garden

 The Balcony Garden receives many visitors, but as spring approaches, we are starting to get a few seasonal birds coming through for a snack or a ...
Take a Hike: Stough Canyon Park

Take a Hike: Stough Canyon Park

  Last week I revisited one of my favorite local hiking spots, Stough Canyon Park.  This expansive Burbank park is home to several look-out spots ...
Birds of Southern California:  The Return of the Red-Tailed Hawk

Birds of Southern California: The Return of the Red-Tailed Hawk

The neighborhood was visited by a red-tailed hawk AGAIN. These majestic creatures can be seen flying over the greener parts of LA, looking for a li...
Birds of Southern California: The Red-tailed Hawk

Birds of Southern California: The Red-tailed Hawk

While sitting at the desk in my home office I am facing "The Balcony Garden."   The balcony's view is north, with a spanning view from east to wes...
The Balcony Garden on Youtube

The Balcony Garden on Youtube

The birth of a new series, "The Balcony Garden!"  Take a peek into the garden I cultivate on our apartment balcony in Los Angeles.  A must watch for bird lovers!