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Southern California Wildlife History Unfolds with “The Peacocks of Palos Verdes” Event

Have you ever wondered how and why Rancho Palos Verdes became home to Peacocks? Their beautiful colors and stunning feathers fit nicely with the unparalleled landscape that makes up the Palos Verdes Peninsula, but how did they get here and why did the residents of the area adopt them?...

We were wondering that too and local Palos Verdes author, Mary Jo Hazard, answered that question and more during a recent reading and signing event last weekend at Pointe Discovery for her book, "The Peacocks of Palos Verdes.”

Hazard’s first children’s story, "The Peacocks of Palos Verdes," is an educational photo essay about the birds that have enhanced the lives of the residents of the Los Angeles’ Palos Verdes Peninsula since the early 1900's. Guests also enjoyed Peacock Songs sung by the kindergarteners of Brighter Days Montessori School accompanied by Keyboardist Dorothy Jacobi.

"The Peacocks of Palos Verdes” is available for purchase inside Pointe Discovery for $14.99.

If you would like to read more, check out the current issue of Southbay Magazine. According to National Geographic, they are one of the most adorned creatures on earth and have been admired for thousands of years, particularly the India blue species, which lives on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

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