As a follow up to yesterday's article on nature in Los Angeles I found information on the Audubon Society's first urban nature center in L.A., along the Pasadena Freeway, northeast of downtown. "It will be called a nature classroom, and will cover a 16-acre parcel within the 282-acre Ernest Debs Regional Park near Montecito Heights. The space hosts more than 130 species of birds. The center will include an amphitheater, nature exhibits and a hummingbird garden. It is expected to open by 2003 at a cost of $15.5 million."
Here are some links:
March 2004 Urban Oasis Magazine - Article written by Dan Koeppel about the Audubon Center at Debs Park
Direct Link to the urban nature center at Debs Park, Los Angeles
Update 2013: New link for Debs Park
P.S. Check out my latest "urban wild" nature blog: Wild. Here. (2016 update)