These photos are from Jim Osborne, taken recently of a nearby riparian restoration area. He writes, " Willow down so thick it looks like snowfall at the Gardena Willows."
The following was the best composed photo and it clicks opens to a larger size than the other.
In related news, this news brief from the Daily Breeze was sent to me recently by Margaret.
Group will restore Willows Wetland area
The Gardena City Council approved a contract Tuesday that allows a nonprofit group to restore the Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve. The group entered negotiations with the city last year with hopes of turning the 13.6-acre nature preserve into an educational space. Friends of the Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve plans to build a nature center and landscape the area with native plants. The contract allows the group daily access to the park, which is adjacent Arthur Lee Johnson Memorial Park at 1200 W. 170th Street. Group members said the contract will allow them to apply for grant funding to rehabilitate the preserve. For information, visit www.GardenaWillows.org.