Our friend, Keri from Animalbytes.net has started a project to walk and document the entire Los Angeles Rover, from its headwaters in Bell Canyon here in the San Fernando Valley to the sea in Long Beach. Today, we joined her for a short segment of the river from Winnetka Ave to Tampa Avenue. Here are a few photos and thoughts from our walk. we plan on joining Keri for additional sections of the river as time allows,including her walk through one of the wisest stretches of the river as it passes through the Sepulveda Basin.
This section of the river has an improved bike and walking path including solar lighting, benches, drinking fountains and botanical landscaping.
While Southern California plants are pretty much in dormancy this time of year, especially due to our long running drought, we found a few blooms along our walk.
We also spotted some wildlife along the river, including sandpipers, killdeer, hummingbirds, pigeons and these crows bathing in the small amount of water in the river at the moment.
Signage at the Tampa Avenue entrance to the river walkway.
Watch a slide show of the photos from Walking the Los Angeles River – Winnetka to Tampa – November 2, 2015