Concrete and Chaparral
Native Angeleno and certified city boy Elson Trinidad writes about the efforts to embrace -- and the opportunities to appreciate -- the natural world that exists right in our urban backyard.
Elmer Avenue: A Sun Valley Native Plant Oasis, With a Purpose

Elmer Avenue: A Sun Valley Native Plant Oasis, With a Purpose

Save It on a Rainy Day: Rainwater Collection in the Drought Era

Save It on a Rainy Day: Rainwater Collection in the Drought Era

The Past is the Future at San Pedro's White Point Nature Preserve

The Past is the Future at San Pedro's White Point Nature Preserve

The Bear Essentials: Have We Learned From Meatball?

The Bear Essentials: Have We Learned From Meatball?

Deck The Hills with Boughs of (California) Holly

Deck The Hills with Boughs of (California) Holly

A Tale of 2 Hikes: 18 Miles on Hard Pavement, Then a Walk on Soft Dirt

A Tale of 2 Hikes: 18 Miles on Hard Pavement, Then a Walk on Soft Dirt

Appreciating Vacant Land in the Antelope Valley

Appreciating Vacant Land in the Antelope Valley

A Self-Guided Tour of the Los Angeles Aqueduct

A Self-Guided Tour of the Los Angeles Aqueduct

Reflections on a (Thankfully) Never-Built Los Angeles

Reflections on a (Thankfully) Never-Built Los Angeles

Los Angeles Should Improve its Coexistence With Wildlife

Los Angeles Should Improve its Coexistence With Wildlife

Building a More Sustainable LAX

Building a More Sustainable LAX

Fighting the Food Desert, in the Desert: Sustainable Agriculture Comes to the Owens Valley

Fighting the Food Desert, in the Desert: Sustainable Agriculture Comes to the Owens Valley

Enlightening The Darkness: An Urban Stargazer Looks for the Galaxy

Enlightening The Darkness: An Urban Stargazer Looks for the Galaxy

The Hummingbird Outside My Window is a Good Sign for the Neighborhood

The Hummingbird Outside My Window is a Good Sign for the Neighborhood

Livin' On A Layer: Re-Thinking Our Paved Environment

Livin' On A Layer: Re-Thinking Our Paved Environment

Islands In The Sky: Tales From The Pacific Crest Trail

Islands In The Sky: Tales From The Pacific Crest Trail

Wetlands Are Making a Comeback in Southern California

Wetlands Are Making a Comeback in Southern California

Enjoy The Silence: The Inaudible Wonders Of The Carrizo Plain

Enjoy The Silence: The Inaudible Wonders Of The Carrizo Plain

Ode To The Stately California Golden Poppy

Ode To The Stately California Golden Poppy

Go Take A Hike: Trekking Griffith Park With The Sierra Club

Go Take A Hike: Trekking Griffith Park With The Sierra Club

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