‘Rewilding’ land to its natural state brings back birds, bees

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Natural spring water feeds this pond at the Gabrielino/Tongva Sacred Springs Foundation in West LA. It’s on the site of an ancient indigenous village called Kuruvungna. Photo by Frances Anderton.

From private yards to public parks, gardeners and landscape designers are trying to “rewild” the land with native plants and creatures, and restore the web of life.

More people started gardening and composting during the pandemic, and the state passed a new composting law, which drove up demand for worms. Now there’s a shortage of these invertebrates.

More than 1,200 scientists in 26 countries protested in downtown LA earlier this month, calling for stronger action against climate change. Some were arrested.