Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events November 2016

Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events November 2016

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During the month of November 2016, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy is offering outdoor hikes/activities for Palos Verdes home owners to enjoy including bird walks, nature walks with naturalists, nocturnal full moon walk and volunteer opportunities which are listed below.

Special Events: 

Guided Nature Walk by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy will take place at Portuguese Bend Reserve, on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at 2:00 p.m.  You will walk through an area of beautiful coastal sage scrub habitat regrown after the 2009 fire.  This is considered a moderate to strenuous walk.  For more information, call (310) 541-7613 ext 201, or sign up at www.pvplc.org/events/NatureWalkRSVP.asp.

Uses For Native Plants Workshop at White Point Nature Education Center will take place on Saturday, November 19, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  You will experience how local plants are used in traditional and modern ways with Craig Torres.  They suggest you bring your re-usable mug/water bottle for additional water.  The cost is $20 per person.  Space to this event is limited – advance RSVP required at www.pvplc.org/WhitePointWorkshopPurchase.asp.

Microplants On The Peninsula will be held at White Point Nature Education Center on Saturday, November 26, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Naturalist Neil Uelman will give you a close look at the smallest plants that grow here locally (based on his recent research on biological soil crust).  RSVP at www.pvplc.org/events/whitepointworkshoprsvp.asp.

Monthly Activities:

Rapid Response Trail Work will take place on Friday, November 4, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Forrestal Reserve.  You will walk alongside conservancy staff protecting important wildlife habitat by closing unauthorized trails.  Sign up at http://pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

The First Saturday Family Hike at George F Canyon will take place on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at 9:00 a.m.  Bring your family and join a naturalist guide to discover habitat, wildlife and more on an easy hike up the canyon with amazing views of the city.  This is free and open to the public.  All ages are welcome.  For more information call (310) 547-0862 or RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

The First Sunday Beginners Bird Walk at George F Canyon will take place on Sunday, November 6, 2016, at 8:30 a.m.  Binoculars will be provided and this is considered an easy walk and is free and open to the public.  For more information call (310) 437-0862 or RSVP at www.pvplc.org,Events & Activities.

Family Storytime – Stories, Songs and More for All at White Point Nature Education Center will take place on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.  They will share the joy of storytelling with your children and introduce them to the beauty of our natural surroundings.  Retired Children’s Librarian, Carla Sedlacek, will read stories and lead activities featuring nature themes using exciting props and songs.  Bring the whole family.  The nature center is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.  RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Explore nocturnal sights with an expert Naturalist under a full moon with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at the George F Canyon Nature Preserve on Saturday, November 12, 2016.   Call (310) 547-0862 for reservations and time.  Children must be at least 9 years of age and there is a fee of $12 per person.  Reservations required at www.pvplc.org/Events&Activities.

Birding with Wild Birds at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at 8:30 a.m.  Observe the birds now making a home in the restored habitat at the Preserve.  Binoculars will be supplied for beginners.  The program is free and open to the public.  All ages are welcome.  White Point Nature Education Center is located at 1600 West Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.  RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Birding with Wild Birds at George F Canyon will take place on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at 8:30 a.m.  Explore the birds in nesting season making a home in the Conservancy protected habitat.  The program is free and all ages are welcome.  Parking is available at the Center which is located at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates.  For more information call (310) 547-0862 or RSVP at www.pvplc.org,Events & Activities.

Guided Nature Walk at the White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, November 26, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  You can visit the White Point Nature Preserve and attend a Naturalist-guided hike.  While hiking you can enjoy coastal views and learn more about the plants, animals, restoration area, etc.  White Point Nature Preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.  Meet at the information kiosk between parking lot and Nature Center.  For more information call (310) 541-7613, or RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Outdoor Volunteer Days during the month of November will take place at the Native Plant Nursery on Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m.  You will nurture seedlings and grow shrubs for habitat restoration projects.  You must RSVP at least 48 hours prior to the date you wish to volunteer.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Portuguese Bend Reserve will take place on Saturday, November 5, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  You can help restore this beautiful habitat while looking out at a beautiful view.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Rapid Response Trail Work will take place on Saturday, November 5, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Forrestal Reserve.  Here you will work alongside conservancy staff protecting important wildlife habitat by closing unauthorized trails.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve, on Saturday, November 12, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Help beautify the native demonstration garden and surrounding habitat.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Rapid Response Trail Work will take place on Saturday, November 12, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Portuguese Bend Preserve.  You will work alongside conservancy staff protecting important wildlife habitat by closing unauthorized trails.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Native Plant Nursery will take place on Saturday, November 19, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Help to nurture seedlings and grow shrubs for habitat restoration projects.  Reservation required by Wednesday, November 19, 2016. Sign up at  www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Rapid Response Trail Work will take place on Friday, November 18, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Abalone Cove Reserve.  You will work alongside conservancy staff protecting important wildlife habitat by closing unauthorized trails.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Rapid Response Trail Work will take place on Saturday, November 26, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Forrestal Reserve.  Work alongside conservancy staff protecting important wildlife habitat by closing unauthorized trails.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Alta Vicente Reserve will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Help restore this unique canyon habitat.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve, on Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Help beautify the native demonstration garden and surrounding habitat.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

To read my prior article on the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy click here.

Photo courtesy of Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.

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