ATWATER VILLAGE — Biologists with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County have been studying the wildlife that lives and travels along the L.A. River near Atwater Village. Part of their project included setting up trail cameras in the river bed to capture images of the animals using the channel, according to KPCC. A time-lapsed video shows the comings-and-goings of different animals as the water level rises and falls.
Biologist Miguel Ordeñana told KPCC:
“When the habitat changes to a waterway, animals that would be able to walk across are excluded from that area, and animals that are comfortable or amphibious are able to take advantage of that area …. And when the water is gone, it basically switches back to those more terrestrial species, which is really cool to see firsthand with these camera traps.”