Pigeons nesting the creative way

Pigeon nest

Recently, as I was standing near the beach I happened to notice a very busy pigeon flying back and forth mining the parking islands for choice mulch twigs and pieces of bark. After observing this for awhile, I realized it was a pigeon pair preparing their “love nest” together. Their single-mindedness was impressive. Even though… [read more]

California Wildlife Center recipes

CA Wildlife Center 2

It’s time to share a couple more things about the California Wildlife Center that didn’t make my last post. As part of the tour, we had the chance to visit the hospital area and see recovering baby humming birds and mourning doves that were so cute. We also saw where volunteers check in to find… [read more]

Overheard at Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

BHSO yellow flowers

This weekend my husband and I headed to Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook for a hike. If you live in the Los Angeles area and haven’t heard of this little California State Park right in Culver City off Jefferson Blvd., then you are missing out! Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook is basically a really big grassy hill… [read more]

The California Wildlife Center is amazing!

CA Wildlife Center

I had the chance to visit the California Wildlife Center during their recent Open House and was completely blown away by all the amazing work they do. The Center is located about halfway between Malibu and Calabasas off Malibu Canyon Road. It’s tucked away in the middle of the woods surrounded by hills and greenery,… [read more]

A whale watching weekend

Humpback whale tail white

This weekend I had the chance to go whale watching and I’m so glad I did! My friends and I boarded the Christopher in Long Beach Saturday morning along with 100 other people and headed out to see what we could see. The first whale we came across turned out to be a fin whale,… [read more]

Saving sharks one photo at a time

Blue shark

It’s time to talk sharks! Sharks are very misunderstood creatures. Thanks to the movie Jaws and its haunting theme song, very few people are able to see sharks clearly anymore. Sharks are just really cool fish trying to survive in the big blue ocean and in the process have had some nasty encounters with humans.… [read more]

Alaska travel tips from wildlife photographer Michael Daniel Ho

Photo credit: Michael Daniel Ho

Wildlife photographer Michael Daniel Ho took time from his busy schedule to answer a few questions about traveling to Alaska. This remote state happens to be one of the places where he has taken many of his amazing photos, including several of my favorites. If you’ve been thinking about traveling to Alaska, definitely go! Just… [read more]