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ExperTalk Series: “Sharks, the Myth of the Monster”

Posted on: Jun 26, 2017 / Events-News / 0 COMMENTS

Synopsis: The shark, the myth, the legend. Sharks have existed for millions of years and are generally misunderstood and demonized. For many years they have been dwindling in numbers; some have been pushed to near extinction, in part due to human hostility, illegal fishing and hunting for fins and teeth. ...

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July 4th Champagne Brunch to Support Bolsa Chica Conservancy

Posted on: Jun 14, 2017 / Events-Highlights-News / 0 COMMENTS

Local downtown Huntington Beach eatery hosts the Bolsa Chica Conservancy, a local conservation group, to raise money for wetland ecology education programs and habitat restoration initiatives at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve.   July 4th Brunch at Fred’s Mexican Café Kick off your 4th of July with an all-you-can-eat brunch ...

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ExperTalk Series: “Raptors of the Bolsa Chica Wetlands”

Posted on: Mar 22, 2017 / Events-News / 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-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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