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La Cañada Flintridge in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Descanso Gardens

Bird Observation Station

 
 
Descanso Gardens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, April 17, 2018
1. Descanso Gardens Marker
Inscription.  Dedicated in memory of Helen Steele Pratt, 1883-1965. Devoted naturalist, nature teacher and counselor, whose efforts led to the adoption of the California Quail as the California State Bird.
 
Erected 1968 by San Fernando Valley Audubon Society, and Los Angeles County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 34° 12.086′ N, 118° 12.79′ W. Marker is in La Cañada Flintridge, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Descanso Drive south of Verdugo Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located inside the park, open daily 9-5. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge CA 91011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Descanso Gardens (approx. ¼ mile away); The Crescenta-Cañada Valley (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Great Flood of 1934 (approx. 1½ miles away);
Bird Observation Station image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, April 17, 2018
2. Bird Observation Station
Marker is on the wall at the upper left.
San Rafael Rancho (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Bell of La Crescenta Elementary School (approx. 2 miles away); Jet Propulsion Laboratory (approx. 2.2 miles away); Lewis House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Homeland (approx. 2.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Descanso Gardens Website. History, admission tickets, gardens map, etc. (Submitted on June 5, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.) 
 
Entrance on Descanso Drive image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, April 17, 2018
3. Entrance on Descanso Drive
Ancient Plants image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, April 17, 2018
4. Ancient Plants
Ferns, Cycads, and Redwood Trees image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, April 17, 2018
5. Ferns, Cycads, and Redwood Trees
Reveals how different the Earth looked hundreds of millions of years ago. There were no flowers. Instead, plants used spores and cones to reproduce.
Native Plant Garden, 1959 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, April 17, 2018
6. Native Plant Garden, 1959
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 29 times this year. Last updated on June 8, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 5, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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