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Take a Hike: Surprising Animal Sightings at Griffith Park

Take a Hike: Surprising Animal Sightings at Griffith Park

There is a magical hike that I love at Griffith Park. On this hike I have seen a variety of animals. There are thousands of birds, including hummingbirds, woodpeckers, doves, ravens, kinglets, parakeets and more. While taking this hike at sunset, I once saw a bobcat on the trail.

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Fall Garden Prep

Fall Garden Prep

The summer heat is here, but we are looking ahead to the fall. What will we do to get the garden ready? 1. Take out plants that are not working in the garden. Aaron and Natalie have over 50 plants in their community garden plots. The ones that are not producing are getting the boot!

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Harvesting Lettuce Seeds

Harvesting Lettuce Seeds

My fiancé and I are members of the Sepulveda Community Garden Center in Encino where we have two plots. Our first plot (in the photo below) is 30 x 20ft, and our newer plot is just under 10 x 20ft of space. In this larger plot we had two lettuce plants that bolted, which means they started blooming flowers and going to

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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 west. To the east is the impressive Verdugo Mountains, about a mile and a half away. When facing north I can see the “B” on the foothills representing Burbank.

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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 with perfectly placed benches. There are several trails to take, making each visit a “choose your own adventure” moment.

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About Natalie

Hello! I'm Natalie, an artista, garden philosopher, UC Master Gardener and Plant Detective.  This is my hub for all things nature, self care and community care.

Here you'll find my podcast, Natalie's Nature Show, a shop with treasures and wisdom, and a place to submit your plant & gardening questions.

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