Saturday, December 31, 2022

December 2022 In Town

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Urban Wilderness Lectionary Project for December

posada goats and sheep
• Goats and sheep who visited during our Posada and Toy Gift Shop. There also were chickens, but as an innkeeper I didn't get to visit them because they'd already been crated up and were ready to travel back home by the time I arrived at their pen.

posada toy shop
• Toy Shop and Snack sampler from our Posada Day.

Los Angeles Mountain Lion King P22
• They captured the Lion King of Los Angeles, NPS P-022, transported him to San Diego Zoo's Safari Park for observation, and after discovering the mostly Griffith Park resident puma-mountain lion was "drastically underweight" with kidney and heart failure, parasites, and injuries from a probable vehicular encounter, made the difficult decision to euthanize him. The sad loss of the big cat who roamed the wild and wonderful urban jungle of Los Angeles, often hanging out around the Hollywood Sign, was the top LA story of 2022. There's now a petition to get P-22 a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Here's P-22's official bio; you can read many more puma profiles on the National Park Service website, though the California Department of Fish and Wildlife manages mountain lions.

Christmas trees and Toy Shop Sign
• Toy Shop sign and Christmas Trees sampler on our Posada Day.

Living Local 2022
California backyard sunflower

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