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ExperTalk Series: “Raptors of the Bolsa Chica Wetlands”

Posted on: Mar 22, 2017 / 0 COMMENTS

Synopsis: The Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve provides a unique habitat for many flora and fauna species, some more common than others. Rich in food sources and an excellent climate, Bolsa Chica hosts many birds of prey, also known as raptors. A variety of hawks, falcons, kites and owls call the ...

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ExperTalk Series: December 8th, 2016 – 5:00PM to 6:30PM

Posted on: Nov 09, 2016 / Events-News / 0 COMMENTS

  Synopsis: The Western Pond Turtle (Actinemys marmorata), is native to Southern California. They are typically found in aquatic habitats, such as marshes, ponds, lakes, and streams. They favor areas that contain large numbers of emergent logs or boulders where they will congregate to bask. Due to California’s summer months, ...

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ExperTalk Series: October 6, 2016 – 4:30pm to 6pm

Posted on: Sep 09, 2016 / Education-Events / 0 COMMENTS

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An Elegant Summer

Posted on: Aug 24, 2016 / Conservator Q3 2016-Education-News / 0 COMMENTS

Photos and Article By: Peter Knapp Anyone visiting the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve the past three months has been treated to continuous aerial displays of white birds with black headdresses, heading for the open ocean and returning with fish. The Elegant Tern (Thalasseus elegans) has been nesting here in numbers ...

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Halo-What?

Posted on: Aug 24, 2016 / Conservator Q3 2016-Education-News / 0 COMMENTS

Article By: Grace Adams & Ian McGregor Photos by: Ian McGregor What would happen if you watered your lawn or garden with saltwater? You’d have a really barren lawn! Have you ever wondered how the plants living at the Bolsa Chica Wetlands, often submerged in salt water throughout the year, ...

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The Bolsa Chica Basin Inlet Is Ten Years Old!

Posted on: Aug 24, 2016 / Conservator Q3 2016-Events-Highlights-News / 0 COMMENTS

Article by: Kelly M. O’Reilly, California Department of Fish & Wildlife On August 24th, we celebrated the tenth anniversary of the opening of the Bolsa Chica Basin Inlet. This historic event marked the reintroduction of seawater into the Bolsa Chica Lowlands after more than a century of being closed off ...

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Restoring Rabbit Island Overlook

Posted on: Aug 24, 2016 / Conservator Q3 2016-Education-News / 0 COMMENTS

Photos & Article By: Jei Florentino The Bolsa Chica Conservancy conducts a plethora of restoration events in order to restore the wetlands. Although the Conservancy normally leads invasive plant removal, trash-pickup, and occasionally native plant installation events, we have also been working on a soil remediation project!   Those of ...

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Eyes On Nest Site Wraps Up the 2016 Season

Posted on: Aug 24, 2016 / Conservator Q3 2016-Education-News / 0 COMMENTS

Article By: Jei Florentino & Ross Griswold Photos By: Ross Griswold Among the hundreds of bird species that call Bolsa Chica home are the endangered California Least Tern (Sternula antillarum browni) and threatened Western Snowy Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus). In collaboration with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife the ...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Terry Hill

Posted on: Aug 24, 2016 / Conservator Q3 2016-News / 0 COMMENTS

Article By: Eric Paquette Each quarter, we like to shine the light on a volunteer who goes above and beyond the call of duty here at the Bolsa Chica Conservancy. Volunteers are the bread and butter of a non-profit organization, and without their can-do attitudes it would prove impossible for ...

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Science Word of the Season: Point Source vs Nonpoint Source Pollution

Posted on: Aug 24, 2016 / Conservator Q3 2016-Education-News / 0 COMMENTS

Article by: Ian McGregor The presence of pollution is, unfortunately, not an uncommon occurrence at Bolsa Chica. Though we are spared the big pollution events such as the recent oil spill in Santa Barbara, the animals and plants here still have to contend with a lot of trash that flows ...

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