What's Happening Now

A Call to Action on Rodenticides

April 18, 2019: Bill AB1788, which bans second-generation rodenticides, passed its two Assembly committee hearings and is headed to the State Senate. Call your state senator and announce your support for this bill, which will reduce the terrible impacts of rat poison high up the food chain. Help keep our raptors healthy! Photo credit: Lois Brunet.

Conservation News

Birds Need Native Plants

Pasadena Audubon teamed up with California Native Plants Society’s San Gabriel Mountains Chapter and Eaton Canyon Nature Center to screen Doug Tallamy’s Restoring Nature’s Relationships. The partnership was apropos as the film was all...

Hahamonga Victory

Pasadena Audubon and the Arroyo Seco Foundation won an important victory in the struggle to protect Hahamongna. Judge Chalfant found that the Flood Control District's environmental impact report is inadequate in several key areas. The...

Washington Elementary Native Garden

Pasadena Audubon Society will unveil a new native plant and pollinator garden at Washington STEM Elementary Magnet (WSEM) on November 16, 2019.

By Taylor Paez...

Hahamonga Monitoring

In November 2018, bulldozers from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works began destroying riparian habitat in Hahamongna Watershed Park. To date, they have transformed nearly all of the 71 acres on the floor of the basin to...

Peck Road Cleanups

PAS has adopted Peck Road Water Conservation Park, a treasured local birding spot, for regular cleanups. The NE end of the reservoir, where Least Bell’s Vireos and other birds of interest have been seen, receives periodic influxes of...

Protecting Our Birds, One Nest at a Time

Click here for nest guide sheet (PDF)

Nesting birds are an important part of Pasadena’s biodiversity. There are more than 35 native species that nest...

Cal Fire Plan

In the February 2018 issue of The Wrentit I described the controversy over Cal Fire’s massive Vegetation Treatment Plan, which would grind, burn, or poison large areas of habitat throughout the state in the name of fire suppression....

Polystyrene Ban Update

On Monday, May 9, 2016, the Pasadena City Council unanimously voted to have the city attorney draft an ordinance that will ban most single-use polystyrene in the City of Pasadena. So what does this mean? Once the ordinance is drafted,...

Rubio Canyon Surveys

Volunteers from the Pasadena Audubon Society conducted a series of approximately weekly bird surveys on the Rubio Canyon property acquired by the Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy (AFC) from April 7 to June 26, 2016. The purpose of...