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This Tiny, Blue Butterfly Is in Trouble. Local Conservationists Are Fighting to Change That

The El Segundo Blue Butterfly has been on the federal list of endangered species since the 1970s—will habitat restoration save the day?

L.A. Is Now a Certified Wildlife Habitat. Here’s Why It’s a Big Deal

With urban nature threatened by pollution, climate change, and habitat loss, the city is making a push to preserve its beautiful biodiversity

Echo Park Lake Is Open Again, but the Impact of Its Closure Will Stick Around

Two months after the sweep of a robust homeless encampment, the popular green space reopens to the public with new security measures
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The Unique Optimism of Being a Mushroom Forager in Southern California

In our parched part of the country, finding mushrooms can be like striking gold. But that doesn’t stop members of the Los Angeles Mycological Society from grabbing their baskets and trying
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Early Risers Can See a ‘Super Blood Moon’ Total Lunar Eclipse This Week

Astronomy buffs and stargazers will want to set an alarm for 4 a.m. on Wednesday
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Echo Park Lake Is Reopening to the Public on May 26

The fences will come down and the swan boats will sail again, but not without controversy
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45 Perfect Weekend Getaways In and Around L.A.

A whole bunch of reasons to get up and go–without getting on a plane
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How a Beloved North Hollywood Rose Farm Bounced Back from a Thorny Situation

After COVID caused business to wilt, Rose Lane Farms is ready to celebrate spring
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6 Easy Ways to Live a Little Greener in L.A.

Jamie Hwang, author of 'The Urban Farmers Almanac for Angelenos,' offers a few practical ways to live more sustainably
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The Weather Is Nice. Cycle in Style with These Cool Bike Accessories

From lights to bells to jerseys, these products make hitting the road on two wheels even more fun