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i saw your post about native north american plants for birds in the winter. i’m from southern california so scrubland/chaparral. my neighborhood isn’t very friendly towards small ground animals but a two minute walk takes you to an undeveloped canyon. i’m aware most birds migrate further south for the winter but i’d like to know if you have any recommendations for plants and small trees that would be beneficial for them. my neighborhood does have some trees in communal spaces and some of those trees do have seedpods but i’d always like to help. i’ve seen neighbors who have bird feeders but do not currently have the resources to maintain one of them. do you have any recommendations for native flora? thank you very much for your time
Question about bird friendly native plants for Southern California...
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And here are some resources for helping out wildlife in your own space with California Native Plants:
Pollinator Plants for California: 17-045_02_XercesSoc_Pollinator-Plants_California_web-3page.pdf
A list from Better Homes & Gardens: 15 Top Native Plants of Southern California (bhg.com)
Resources from the California Native Plant Society: Getting Started - California Native Plant Society (cnps.org)
From an Orange County Register article:
"Bird-friendly plants include California coffeeberry, a shrub with dark, red berries this time of year; California wild grapes that yield small, edible clusters in the fall, and toyon, also known as Christmas berry or California holly, with bright, red berries that generally ripen by mid-December.
Tree of Life Nursery recommends other natives for songbirds including manzanita, fourwing saltbush, coyote brush, barberry, California lilac, buckwheat, brittlebush, chaparral honeysuckle, laurel sumac, hollyleaf cherry, oak trees, lemonade berry, currants, gooseberries, wild rose, wild blackberry, and elderberry..."
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vintagehomecollection · 23 hours
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The Los Angeles House, 1995
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reasonsforhope · 1 day
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““The Great Pacific Garbage Patch can now be cleaned,” announced Dutch entrepreneur Boyan Slat, the wonderkid inventor who’s spent a decade inventing systems for waterborne litter collection.
Recent tests on his Ocean Cleanup rig called System 002, invented to tackle the 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic pollution, were a success, leading Slat to predict that most of the oceanic garbage patches could be removed by 2040.
Intersections of ocean currents have created the massive floating islands of plastic trash—five slow-moving whirlpools that pull litter from thousands of miles away into a single radius.
The largest one sits between California and Hawaii, and 27-year-old Slat has been designing and testing his systems out there, launching from San Francisco since 2013.
GNN has reported on his original design for the floating device, but his engineering team improved upon it. System 002, nicknamed “Jenny,” successfully netted 9,000 kilograms, or around 20,000 pounds in its first trial.
It’s carbon-neutral, able to capture microplastics as small as 1 millimeter in diameter, and was designed to pose absolutely no threat to wildlife thanks to its wide capture area, slow motion, alerts, and camera monitors that allow operators to spy any overly-curious marine life...
Slat estimates ten Jennies could clean half the garbage patch in five years, and if 10 Jennies were deployed to the five major ocean gyres, then 90% of all floating plastic could be removed by 2040.” -via Good News Network, 10/19/21
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Los Angeles (1988)
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unplaces · 3 days
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Mt Hamilton Rd, Mount Hamilton, California.
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”Suspension” House, California, United States,
Fougeron Architecture,
Lighting Consultant: Dan Dodt,
Landscape Architect: Ground Studio,
Joe Fletcher Photographs
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federer7 · 1 day
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Teviston, California. 2014
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spectrologie · 2 days
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Trinity Alps, California // filmbytory
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life-spire · 3 days
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@ Isaac Mitchell
See more cute animals.
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Hang Ten, 1980
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jakesebb · 3 days
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Malibu stargazing 🔭
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East Brother Island Lighthouse, East Brother Island, San Rafael Bay, Richmond, California, USA - Author Almonroth - License CC BY-SA 3.0
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catsofcalifornia · 2 days
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Roxy Rose from Cats Needing Homes in Moreno Valley, California
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What her foster mom says about Roxy Rose The only female in this litter, and she is lightning fast!!! Females are the hunters of the cat family, and she plays the hardest of the whole group with toys. Her favorite is a wand with a feather bird at the end, and she jumps 4+ feet up to get it. Roxy loves the red dot toy too. Roxy isn’t big on wet food, sometimes she likes it and sometimes not. But she is crazy over the squeeze-up treats, she will climb all over me and the other kittens to get to it. She likes the Temptation treats too. This whole litter was very scared and skittish when I first got them, but she has really turned around and is very friendly. You can tell the difference between her and her little black brother because she has about six white hairs on her neck.
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unplaces · 2 days
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Mt Hamilton Rd, Mount Hamilton, California.
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