Channel Islands National Park is just a short boat trip from the Los Angeles area.
It's an opportunity to get away from the city, step back to an earlier time and experience remote California.
In May, Santa Cruz Island is still green and adorned with wildflowers.
Keep a look out for the endangered Channel Island fox. The Santa Cruz Island fox (Urocyon littoralis santacruzae) is one of six subspecies of island fox, each found on their own Channel Island. In 2000, this tiny canine was facing extinction. Today they are making a strong recovery. (Find out more at Friends of the Island Fox)
Explore other southern California destinations and wildlife.
See more of this Santa Cruz Island trip May 2014 at Friends of the Island Fox and My Word with Douglas E. Welch.
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