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5/29: Ballona Wetlands Trail w/ Ryan Harrigan

Updated: Sep 1, 2022

Start: May 29th, 2021 8:00 am

End: May 29th, 2021 11:30 am


Looking to spice up your Memorial Day Weekend with some bird watching and an easy hike? Join us for a fun excursion to the Ballona Wetlands! This is a pleasant 1.5 mile out and back trail that is popular with birders and is a small natural refuge in the middle of the city. Water, sunscreen, binoculars (if you have them) and snacks are a must, since we'll plan to take a longer lunch break to sit down and enjoy the birds!


Joining us on this hike is a returning professor, Ryan Harrigan, who joined us during fall quarter for the first time. He's an assistant professor of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Ryan studies evolutionary biology and ecology and has published many papers on the topic. His current research focuses on migratory birds and the impact industrial solar energy facilities may be having on them. He's sure to have lots of fun bird facts to share on the hike and is looking forward to pointing out lots of birds to all of us along the way! He's also excited to chat about other aspects of science, the outdoors, graduate school or just life in general, so this is a trip you won't want to miss!



Trip Lead: Sierra Hagen


The first (and only) wave of sign-ups opens at 11am on Sunday, May 22nd!

Sign up here!

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