Trees en Walnuts, anyone? <p><em>by Carol Bornstein</em><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/Juglans%201.JPG" /><em>Photo by Carol Bornstein</em></p> <p>Squirrels and humans have something in common &ndash; both love nuts. If you skip the added salt and oil, these tasty &ldquo;fruits&rdquo; are good for you, too. And if you are interested in foraging &ndash; with permission and proper identification, of course - several of California&rsquo;s native trees and shrubs offer up some mighty flavorful nuts. Just ask the squirrels!</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carol Bornstein foraging Nature Gardens nuts Trees walnuts Blog Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:06:45 +0000 Emily Hartop 878 at Take a Moment to Listen to the Trees <p>Trees don&#39;t have heartbeats. You can&#39;t put a stethoscope up to a tree trunk and expect to hear&nbsp;that familiar dull thumping that gently insists, &quot;I am alive.&quot; At least I&#39;m pretty sure you can&#39;t, no matter what hardcore LOTR fans say, Ents do not exist!&nbsp;However, this doesn&#39;t mean you shouldn&#39;t try putting a stethoscope up to a tree and listening.</p> <p>What do you think you would hear?</p> <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/images/blog/listentree_ec_01_305_287.jpg" /></p> <p>Alex Metcalf knows.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alex Metcalf installation art nature art Oak tree Quercus agrifolia sound art the listening tree tree listening Trees vascular system xylem Blog Wed, 21 Aug 2013 23:44:02 +0000 Lila Higgins 817 at First Baby Oaks Sprout Up in the North Campus <p>The North Campus is the proud parent of some baby oak trees! <div><a href="" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" gda="true" height="267" src="" width="400" /></a></div> <div>Baby coast live oak sheltered by wall</div> <div> </div></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Babies Brian Brown Carol Bornstein coast live oak engelmann oak Oak tree Trees Blog Fri, 03 Feb 2012 06:51:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 671 at Feral Parrots <div><span><span>Have you ever seen a wild parrot in L.A.? Like many other North American cities, Los Angeles has a healthy population of many species of parrots, the most commonly seen of these species in Exposition Park is the Yellow-chevroned Parakeet, <i>Brotogeris chirri.</i></span></span></div> <div><span><span><i> </i></span></span></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> birds coral tree parrots Trees yellow-chevroned parakeet Blog Fri, 29 Jul 2011 08:09:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 658 at Bushtits Move In <p><strong>New Neighbors</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div>A pair of Bushtits, <em>Psaltriparus minimus, </em>just built their nest in the live oak tree behind the Butterfly Pavilion.&nbsp;Kimball Garrett, our resident bird expert, found the nest this Monday and promptly sent me an e-mail detailing the nest&#39;s location. As soon as I got into work on Tuesday morning, I headed out to the Butterfly Pavilion to check it out.</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Babies birds Bushtit Butterfly Pavilion Kimball Garrett nest Oak tree Sam Easterson Trees Blog Sat, 30 Apr 2011 06:18:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 634 at New Trees for Transition Garden <div><strong>This week we have been&nbsp;planting trees in&nbsp;the Transition Garden. </strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> California Pepper Tree Car Park Citrus tree Cordell Corporation Entrance Plaza Eucalyptus ML+A Olive tree Palm tree Transition Garden Trees Blog Wed, 16 Mar 2011 22:47:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 641 at