Endangered Gnatcatchers’ Habitat

A Lair for a Dragon + Endangered Gnatcatchers

Parkland Reinvigorated!

Destruction of dragon artwork that so many Urban Forest visitors had been delighted to discover left us fired-up to rebuild – not only a stronger dragon, but habitat to protect an endangered species.

The HB Central Park West – Urban Forest dragon has reappeared near the Rainbow Garden, compiled from decades-old broken pipes found nearby that were remnants of an oil field once occupying this land. The dragon is visible from the trail, surrounded by these prickly pear cactus. Additional plants will be planted in the adjacent field to be both human traffic deterrents and California gnatcatcher attracters. ­

HB Tree Society plans to add a lot more coastal sage scrub, in particular Artemesia Californica, along with salvias, buckwheat and prickly pear to ensure a welcoming home for these tiny songbirds. Here, they can forage, nest and rear young, and shelter. 

Habitat for Endangered Gnatcatchers

The endangered coastal California gnatcatcher is a petite, insect-eating bird found in Southern California. Their habitat has rapidly declined. This project expands habitat inviting to gnatcatchers and nature-lovers alike. Should you choose to donate in part or in total for this project, please accept many thanks from the Huntington Beach Tree Society for partnering with us on HB art and gnatcatcher habitat creation!

Please use the “Donate” link below. Alternatively, you can mail a check to us using our mailing address :

Huntington Beach Tree Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 1269
Sunset Beach, CA 90742