After a summer of exploring, observing, and connecting with wildlife in the city of Los Angeles, a global biodiversity hotspot, the first L.A. BioBlitz Challenge concluded with outstanding results. Thank you to all the volunteers citywide who participated and supported this tremendous success.
What is the difference between an “observation cold spot” and a “biodiversity cold spot”? It is easy to confuse the terms, but they are two very different scientific issues.
A “biodiversity cold spot” is an area with a limited variety of living things, like plants, animals, fungi, and bacteria.
I took advantage of the three-day weekend to add wildlife observations for the L.A. BioBlitz Challenge at Temescal Gateway Park in Pacific Palisades. It was an easy 15-minute walk from my house that bypasses the normally packed holiday parking.