If you have spent time at Los Angeles State Historic Park lately chances are you have seen our resident Hawk. This hawk, whom we have happily named “Hawk Finn”, is an adventurous and well fed hawk. Hawk Finn feeds in the park on critters and flies low, giving visitors a front row seat to the dining show. If you see Hawk Finn in the park grab your cameras fast, he usually moves about fairly rapidly.
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We have another submission from our friend Lisa who took this amazing photo on her iPhone last week. She captured this shot near the entrance to the park. She not only shared this photo but also filled us in on what type of bug it is. Lisa told us this is a Say’s Stink Bug, which is also known as Chlorochroa sayi from the Pentatomidae family. Up close it is about 1/2″ in length. Though it isn’t yet spring, this species is actually common in summer gardens. Glands near the hind legs produce an acrid vapor that discourages predators. Thanks again Lisa, for sharing your photo and knowledge. Hope to see you in the park again soon!
Many great things come from having the Gold Line run adjacent to our park. One perk is the light posts that line the track and serve as perfect perches for hawks. Yesterday I spotted a hawk as it scoured the park for something to eat. This hawk may be in luck. I also spotted a killdeer in the park yesterday.
With all of the blooming going on in the park, many bugs are hard at work. Today we spotted busy bees pollinating and Ladybugs eating aphids. Here are some photographs of what we saw!