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BACKYARD 1 — BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA
at 9601 Oak Pass Rd. (1938—1957)
LOS ANGELES COUNTY, in the E. SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS
Historical Macro-Moth Study (1953-1957)
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DESSERT (Purely for Amusement!)
Anyone who lived around Beverly Hills in the 1940's-1960's, and was also a lover of gingersnaps, may very well have an inkling of what this is about....I would like to communicate with anyone who may have memories of this topic, dating from that time-period! “The Tragedy” was widely discussed, and caused repercussions that (I have been told) lasted well into the 1980's!!....Since the bakery involved has changed hands (if, in fact, they even still exist??), I suspect that there may no longer remain any leads to pursue — that all the “trails” have finally gone cold....I shall say no more, as I wish only to communicate (and commiserate!) with genuine “victims” of this Great Tragedy, who (as a result)  may have been launched into a (futile) lifetime-search for the Ultimate Gingersnap??! In order to delve into this matter further, send an email to noel (AT) sevenbackyards.org (include your phone number if wanting a reply), and provide the name and street of the bakery involved, and a few other descriptive details to confirm your membership in this Exclusive Club!!  Be forewarned, however, that in 5 decades of searching, I have found no substitute that even approaches the indescribable uniqueness of the original recipe in all of its exquisite details....I continue to fantasize that perhaps someone else has had better luck (??)....

While we are at it, we can also lament the premature demise of the ONLY real ice cream ever to evolve on the West Coast — i.e., Wil Wright's, which I just “took for granted” throughout my childhood and 'teen years!....
1A — Growing Up Wild in the ELFIN FOREST north of Beverly Hills (1938-1957)

Dedications

Growing Up Wild in Beverly Hills!

EARLY DAYS on OAK PASS Rd. (1937-1945) and HOW the ROAD GOT ITS NAME

FIRES

- (A) Botanical Highlights

-- Historical Remarks on Oaks

-- EARLY EVOLUTIONARY STAGES of the "SMOG-DENIAL SYNDROME"!

-- OAK PASS NATIVE PLANTS TODAY (??)

-- Echos From the Past!

-- A Bit of SUMMERTIME FOGBANK-BOTANY

- (B) LOCAL BUTTERFLY HIGHLIGHTS

- (C) LOCAL BIRDS REMEMBERED

- (D) LOCAL MAMMALS REMEMBERED

- (E) REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS REMEMBERED

CONTACT INFORMATION

DESSERT (Purely for Amusement!)

THE HONEY-SNOB'S CORNER


1B — BACKPORCH MOTH COLLECTION at 9601 Oak Pass Road (1953-1957)

A five-year study (1953-1957) documenting the occurrence of 283 macro-moth species on one acre of woodland habitat at 9601 Oak Pass Rd., 5 road-miles north of Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills (a mixture of undisturbed Southern Oak Woodland / Chaparral / Coastal Sage Scrub habitat, at 1100 ft. elevation).

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THIS CALIFORNIA SITE

ABOUT THE BACKYARD CONCEPT

BACKGROUND & INTRODUCTION

About the Moth Studies at 9601 Oak Pass Road

BEATING or SWEEPING for LARVAE - A MOST PRODUCTIVE COLLECTING TECHNIQUE

ABUNDANCE-RATINGS DEFINED

The OLD BEVERLY HILLS (OAK PASS ROAD) MOTH STUDY COMPARED WITH THREE OTHER (MORE RECENT) SURVEYS IN COASTAL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

OBSERVED DIFFERENCES IN THE MACRO-MOTH FAUNAS OF THE ABOVE THREE OTHER SURVEYED COASTAL CALIFORNIAN LOCALITIES

HISTORICAL PHOTOS and A PLEA for FUTURE STUDIES in the SAME REGION

FRANK SALA'S CORNER

FRANK HOVORE'S CORNER


1C — HABITAT PHOTOS Documenting the Surrounding Locality (1957-1964)

1C - HABITAT PHOTOS (1957-1964)

DIRT ROADS

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