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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?
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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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Alex Trebek’s Land Gift to the City Is One of Its Best Kept Secrets

The beloved host’s death has reminded many to appreciate the park he donated

An Aerial Tram Could Move Visitors Around Griffith Park, but Not Everyone Has High Hopes for the Project

Conservation activists say the development could permanently harm Griffith Park and its wildlife
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An Early Look at the Huntington’s Stunning, Expanded Chinese Garden

When it opens this fall, the Huntington’s Chinese garden will be a sprawling 12 acres—and one of the largest of its kind in the world
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The Arboretum Is Open to a Limited Number of Visitors for Social Distancing Strolls

With wide paths and open spaces, it’s a (relatively) safe option for housebound urbanites
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Will There Be a Super Bloom in 2020? Probably Not.

If all goes well, your Instagram feed is going to be full of flowers come March
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Joshua Tree Is Getting Too Popular for Its Own Good

As visitors flood the national park, new visitor centers, faster entry gates, and refreshed campgrounds are all in the works
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Kitschy ’70s L.A. Plant Culture Is Coming Back to Life

The Getty celebrates the reissue of “Mother Earth’s Plantasia” with a countercultural garden party
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Plant Guru Hilton Carter Wants to Help You Grow an Instagram-Worthy Indoor Garden

We talk with the design star about his new book and upcoming live event in L.A.