It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted anything to Beakspeak’s blog. Not because of a lack of things to talk about, but quite the opposite, and thus more of an issue of time and organization. My day job, which pays the rent and supports my photography habit, has been a little crazy lately with some tight project deadlines. And the time outside of work is more busy than it has been in the past. I’ve become more involved with the Los Angeles Audubon Society, participating on the Board, chairing the Membership Committee, and contributing to the Los Angeles Audubon Urban Wildlife Task Force’s efforts to protect urban wildlife and habitats, including a Great Blue Heron rookery in Marina del Rey that’s facing heavy development pressure. That’s for another posting. I’m birding and photographing as much as I can. I’m in the process of reorganizing and tagging my photo collection. It’s amazing how many shots one acquires!
There are a lot of great places to bird around the Los Angeles area, and one of my favorites is Placerita Canyon, just north of LA. I met the park supervisor, Ian Swift, in the summer of 2005 and have done a little volunteering for the Placerita Canyon Nature Center since. Several months ago, Ian notified me that their webmaster was retiring and wondered if I could help out. I agreed and started redesigning the site to utilize a content management system to make updates easier and allow Nature Center folks to add content themselves. The site also includes a calendar of events and a form for schools to request a Placerita Canyon Nature Center program for kids. The site just launched this week. Check it out at http://www.placerita.org.
That’s it for now. Hopefully it won’t be too long before my next post. If you have something you want to contribute, drop me a line. Cheers!
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