Birders Among the Books, SoCalWild, May, 2014

This is the kind of school I wish I attended when I was an elementary student. Leo Politi School is near downtown Los Angeles but you wouldn’t know it when you are wandering around its 5,000 sq. ft. native plant garden.

Coyote Lady Turns 101 Years Old, The Eastsider LA, March, 2014

Who wouldn’t enjoy sitting down chatting with a feisty, spunky and opinionated 101-year-old conservationist? Just don’t try to take her photo!

Have Camera, Will Snap, SoCalWild, February, 2014

Behind every great wildlife photo is a photographer with hundreds of duds. I tagged along with two camera trappers up in the Los Angeles Forest to see how they are using technology and art to create wonderful images of local wildlife.

Finding Flutterers in Ventura, SoCalWild, November 2013

As the rock star of the butterfly family, the migrating monarch is a beloved sight in SoCal. Let’s hope we keep seeing these flappers.

Bold Birds, SoCalWild, November, 2013

I’m a sucker for brilliant wildlife photography — not to mention energetic and passionate photographers like Jennifer MaHarry whose recent exhibition “Nature LA: Birds of Prey” features local SoCal raptors.

‘Saints and Martyrs’ at the Getty, The Tidings, Sept. 2013

I love visiting the Getty and it’s so fun to interview curators like Liz Morrison who are so enthusiastic about their subject matter.

Galleries of Change, Arroyo Monthly, October 2013

Home remodeling nightmares? Not when the Autry National Center decided to change up two of their galleries. I enjoyed discovering how the designers think when it comes to large public spaces.

Critter Migration, Westways Magazine, October 2013

Critter Corner! I wish I could write one of these every month! There is so much wildlife to see in SoCal every DAY!!

Home on the Pickleweed, SoCalWild, August 2013

Proving that rock star birds are around us in SoCal at all times, the Belding’s Savannah sparrow is a story of perseverance and pluckiness.

Worlds of Whimsy, Westways Magazine, June 2013

What a fun topic to research — great old playgrounds in Southern California. Makes me wish my daughter was once again 6 years-old!