Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events May 2018

Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events May 2018

During the month of May 2018, 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 Land Conservancy at White Point Nature Preserve, will take place on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.  You will be able to view a premier example of the restoration coastal sage scrub habitat and stop at a former gun emplacement to learn about the military history of the area.  There will also be activities for the whole family at the Nature Education Center.  This is considered a moderate walk and is free and open to the public.  The nature preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.  For more information, call (310) 541-7613 x 201 or sign up at www.pvplc.org/events/NatureWalkRSVP.asp.

Big Sunday Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve, will take place on Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  This is a fun event where Angelenos from around the city get together for a Big Sunday Community Celebration Volunteer Day to help beautify the native plant demonstration garden at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

4th Saturday Presentations at the White Point Nature Preserve, “Alchemy Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls by Jeralyn Glass” will take place on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.  Experience this unique presentation by internationally known musician, professor and sound healing practitioner, Jeralyn Glass, to experience one of the most sought after sonic tools worldwide to open and ignite your brain waves, resulting in cleansing, clearing and clarity.  This event is free and will take place at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.  For more information, contact (310) 541-7613 ext 201, or sign up at www.pvplc.org,Events & Activities.

Monthly Activities

The 1st Saturday Family Hike at George F Canyon will take place on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.  Bring the children for an easy, but beautiful walk in the canyon.  The naturalist guide will introduce your children to the wonders of the native habitat that supports many forms of wildlife here on the Peninsula.  Beautiful vistas of the city await those that wish to trek a wee bit further.  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. 

Stories, Songs And More For All at White Point Nature Education Center will take place on Saturday, May 12, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  You will be able to share the joy of storytelling with your children and introduce them to the beauty of the natural surroundings.  Your family will enjoy spending time with retired Children’s Librarian, Carla Sedlacek, for stories and activities featuring nature themes, exciting props and songs.  This event is free.  White Point Education Center is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.  RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

The 2nd Saturday Family Science & Storytime will take place at George F Canyon on Saturday, May 12, 2018, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.   You can gather up the kids and join the nature center for a hands on science experience about one of the unique animal species that make this canyon their home.  This is a free event.  For more information call (310) 547-0862 or RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities. 

Birding with Wild Birds Unlimited at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 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.

The 3rd Saturday Guided Nature Walk at the White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.  The naturalist led nature walk includes a visit to the Tongva Native Plant Gardens, where you will learn how early inhabitants of the Peninsula used native plant species for thousands of years.  Then walk the Preserve’s paths among exquisitely restored coastal sage scrub habitat.  You will stop at a former gun emplacement to learn about the military history of the area. The walk concludes with a visit to the wonderful Nature Education Center for all ages.  This is considered a moderate walk.  The White Point Nature Preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in 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.volunteerhub.com.

The 3rd Saturday at George F Canyon Preserve and Nature Center will take place on Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.  You can wear your casual clothes and take part in a kid friendly habitat restoration activity planting seeds, caring for native plants and tracking wildlife. Children of all ages will begin to understand the role that they can play in nature conservation.  This event is free.  For more information call (310) 547-0862 or RSVP at www.pvplc.org,Events & Activities.

Birding with Wild Birds Unlimited at George F Canyon will take place on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at 8:30 a.m.  Observe the birds in nesting season making a home in the canyon.  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.

Native Plant Sale at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, May 26, 2018, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.  Plants are sold on a first come, first serve basis.  White Point Nature Preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.  For more information call (310) 541-7613.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Outdoor Volunteer Days at Alta Vicente Reserve will take place on Saturday,  May 5, 2018, and May 12, 2108 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Help restore this unique canyon habitat home to many threatened and endangered wildlife species.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteer.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  You will help beautify the native demonstration garden and surrounding habitat.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Native Plant Nursery will take place on Saturday, May 26, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.   You will nurture seedlings to grow shrubs for habitat restoration projects.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Days at Native Plant Nursery will also take place on Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m.  You will nurture seedlings to grow shrubs for habitat restoration projects.  Must RSVP at least 48 hours in advance.  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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