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BLF Volunteer Training

Become a BLF Member Make a donation Charitable Gift Annuities Volunteer BLF Volunteer Orientation   The Foundation offers the opportunity for those interested in volunteering to meet and discuss your interests with a BLF representative¬†in three ways: – Visit our Nature Center when open and speak with the host; – Visit our Nature Center on […]

Map

Map Driving Directions Trailheads and Parking Lots Contact Us Map of Batiquitos Lagoon   View Larger Map

Invasive and Problem Plants

History Geology Plants Fish Birds Restoration Project Factsheets Invasive and Problem Plants Since the soil in the areas in and along the trail has been disturbed (graded and used as a road) over the years, many destructive plants have been brought in.¬†These are a few of the worst ones. Many non-natives included in the Upland […]

Upland Plants

History Geology Plants Fish Birds Restoration Project Factsheets Upland Plants In general, the trail and the areas near the trail have been “disturbed” for many years: graded as a road, dug and chewed up by vehicles, with plant seeds and pieces brought in from elsewhere. Therefore, the plants near the trail now are mostly fast-growing […]

Marsh and Wetland Plants

History Geology Plants Fish Birds Restoration Project Factsheets Marsh and Wetland Plants In general, the plants that “belong” near the lagoon (in the wetlands) are low-growing and salt-tolerant, with floppy stems (not erect) and having special ways of growing in salty soil and of ridding themselves of excess salt. The following plants are native except […]

Factsheets

History Geology Plants Fish Birds Restoration Project Factsheets Lagoon Factsheets The Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation has produced a series of factsheets on the nature and history of the lagoon   Aquatic life at the bottom of the Lagoon Birds Butterflies Fish Geology History Timeline Insects (aquatic) Insects (terrestrial) Lagoon Dynamics Native American presence at the Lagoon […]

Restoration Project

History Geology Plants Fish Birds Restoration Project Factsheets Restoration Project In the early 80’s, the Port of Los Angeles planned to expand by dredging San Pedro harbor to 20 feet and adding port facilities. This required mitigation to compensate for destruction of coastal habitat. Batiquitos Lagoon was selected as a potential site for mitigation work […]

Fish

History Geology Plants Fish Birds Restoration Project Factsheets Fish For a printable version of this information sheet, click here.   There were only a few species of fish in Batiquitos Lagoon (just five!) before it was opened to the ocean and tides at the end of 1996. High temperatures in the summer, low oxygen levels, […]

Birds

History Geology Plants Fish Birds Restoration Project Factsheets Birds About 185 species of birds have been seen at Batiquitos Lagoon at different times of the year. A comprehensive list of these birds is available here. Birds commonly seen at the lagoon are listed below:   Shorebirds have long-pointed wings, long legs, and relatively narrow-pointed bills. […]