Thursday, October 28, 2010

Photos from the Ortega Highway Trip!!

Here are some photos from the latest field trip, enjoy!

I think this is a Garter Snake but I didn't see any red on it and I am definitely not a herpetologist.

Here is a view from the hill above the fire station/nature center.
And here is the lovely group looking at the creek below the San Juan Loop trail that we hiked. I believe we were trying to identify the insects quickly moving above the surface of the creek.

And the group of EcoLinkers posing upon granite bordered by sycamore and oak.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

October Field Trip: Ortega Highway

This weekend EcoLink is supporting native plants! First, on Saturday is the El Dorado Nature Center's Native Plant Sale. From their website: "Event begins at 9:30 am. Current members of “Friends” get in early at 9:00 am. Come early for the best selection. For more information call (562) 570-1745 " The event ends at 2pm but I promise you most of the plants will be gone by 11am so get there early.

Sunday, is our October field trip to the Ortega Highway from San Juan Capistrano. We will be going into the Cleveland National Forest to explore the magnificent floral species on the 2.2 mile San Juan Loop, the great sycamores of Caspers Wilderness Park, a breathtaking view of Lake Elsinore and the legendary candy store. At 1pm we will meet in the standard EcoLink field trip meeting spot: Ralph's parking lot in Marina Pacifica. I expect we can explore the Cleveland and get back by sunset.

And remember EcoLink's monthly meeting is Thursday October 28th at the Unitarian Church on Atherton and Bellflower at 7pm.

If you have questions, feel free to contact Taylor: or 562.331.0226.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

September Minutes


Bike Count– Tiffany Chen

Discussion of City of Long Beach’s annual bike count. Volunteers are needed.

Green Party – Dorothy Kimmeny

Discussion of the Green Party activities and upcoming elections.

Aquarium of the Pacific– Bruce Monroe

Discussion of the Plan B 4.0.

Sierra Club– Michael Milroy

Discussion of the Sierra Club acitivities.

El Dorado Audubon-Mary Parcell

Discussion of El Dorado Audubon activities. October talk by Erin Kellogg regarding her work with the BP oil spill. October 15th Los Cerritos walk.

Port of Long Beach – Patricia Sidoti

Discussion of the Green Port.

Los Cerritos Wetlands Stewardship Program – Taylor Parker

Discussion of community-based restoration.

Friends of Colorado Lagoon-Taylor Parker

Discussion of restoration and closing of FOCL’s education program.

EcoLink—Christopher Ward

Discussion of’s ‘Get to Work Day’ on 10-10-10. Discussion of Hope walk on October 16th

Next Field Trip: October 24tth, 2010 –Ortega Highway/ San Juan Loop hike

Next Meeting: October 28th, 2010 – Unitarian Church on Bellflower and Atherton