Wild LA | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Wild LA: Explore the Amazing Nature In and Around Los Angeles

We've created a new kind of nature guide, and it's time share it with you! Co-written by our very own Lila Higgins and Greg Pauly, it tells the stories of Los Angeles’ surprising nature, its plants and animals, and how we humans interact with all of them. 


LA may have a reputation as a concrete jungle, but in reality, it is incredibly biodiverse, teeming with an amazing array of wildlife. You just need to know where to find them. Wild LA—published in conjunction with the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County—is the guidebook residents and visitors have been waiting for. Equal parts natural history, field guide, and trip planner, this fun-filled book has something for everyone. You’ll learn about the factors shaping local nature—including floods, fire, and climate—and find profiles of over one hundred easy-to-spot species, from sea turtles to rare plants to Hollywood's famous mountain lion, P-22. Also included are day trips that detail which natural wonders you can experience where, on hiking trails, in public parks, and in your own backyard.


Authors: Lila Higgins, Gregory B. Pauly, Jason G. Goldman, and Charles Hood

Publisher, publication date, price: Timber Press; March 19, 2019; $24.95
ISBN 10, ISBN 13, epub info: 1604697105; 978-1604697100

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