Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events October 2018

Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events October 2018

During the month of October 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: 

Third Grade Naturalist Docent Training will take place on Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  If you are retired, a former teacher or an outdoor enthusiast, this program offers docent volunteers a wonderful way to share with young children their love for the Peninsula’s natural environment and to increase their own knowledge in the process.  No experience is needed.  Docents are provided with training and materials.  This will take place at White Point Nature Preserve located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Wildlife Tracking Training at various locations will take place on Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Dedicated volunteers are needed to monitor species including wild foxes in the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve.  There is no experience necessary and all training will be provided.  There are four days of training required.  This program continues on October 13, 20, & 27, 2018. Ages are 16 and up. Visit or at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Guided Nature Walk by Palos Verdes Land Conservancy will take place at Alta Vicente Reserve on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.  You will be exploring the 22 acre restoration site, a gnatcatcher habitat with beautiful views of Catalina Island.  This is considered a moderate to strenuous walk.  Park at Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall located at 30940 Hawthorne Blvd. For more information call (310) 541-7613 ext. 201, or sign up at www.pvplc.org.

Nature & Me Storytime: Stories, Songs, Rhythm and Rhymes will take place on Friday, October 26, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Palos Verdes Library District’s librarian, Marisa Perley, shares books that open children’s eyes to the natural world all around them.  This is for ages 2 to 5 and takes place at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates.  For more information email: mperley@pvld.org.

Full Moon Hike at George F Canyon Nature Preserve will take place on Friday, October 26, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.  Enjoy an amazing nocturnal experience with a guided naturalist who will lead you on a journey to explore nature under an illuminating full moon. Advance reservations are required to join one of these guided night walks.  The group is limited to 20 people and ages 9 and up are welcome.  The price for the event is $12 per person.  For more information and to RSVP go to www.pvplc.org,Events & Activities.

George F Canyon Nature Center Docent Training will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  If you enjoy our local nature and want to share it with others, why not become a nature center docent.  You can greet and interact with visitors in the Center and on the trail, answer basic questions about the Preserve, local nature, or direct visitor to resources,  assist with preparations for field trips, scout badges and other special events.  No experience required and training will be provided. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com or call (310)-541-7613 x 215.

4th Saturday Education Workshop, “Yoga by the Sea,” at the White Point Nature Center & Preserve will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.  Join the wellness coach, Joy Vinson-Roy, for a morning of yoga in the Tongva native plants garden. Dress accordingly for the weather.  This event is free.  The Preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.  For more information contact (M-F) 310-541-7613 or (S- S) 310-561-0917 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, October 6, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Bring the children for an easy, educational hike in this beautiful canyon preserve.  Each month the naturalist will focus on a different aspect of the native habitat and wildlife that thrive here.  This is free and open to the public and all ages are welcome.  The preserve 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. 

The 2nd Saturday Family Science & Storytime will take place at George F Canyon on Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.   Gather up the children 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.  The preserve 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. 

The 2nd Saturday Family Storytime at White Point Nature Education Center will take place on Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  You will 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 3rd Wednesday Wild Bird Walk at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at 8:30 a.m.  Join Wild Birds Unlimited to explore the birds that make the White Point Nature Preserve home.  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 Family Nature Walk at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on October 20, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.  This Naturalist led walk includes a walk through the Tongva Native Plant Demonstration Garden where you will learn how early inhabitants of the Peninsula used these plants in a variety of purposes for thousands of years.  Then walk the trails through beautifully restored coastal sage scrub habitat.  Stop at a former gun emplacement to learn about the military history of the area.  The walk concludes with a visit to the Nature Education Center with multi-media activities for all ages.  This is a moderate walk and is free.  The White Point Education Center is located at 1600 w. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.  For more information contact (M-F) 310-541-7613 or (S-S) 310-561-0917.

The 4th Wednesday Wild Bird Walk at George F Canyon will take place on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at 8:30 a.m.  Join Wild Birds Unlimited to explore the birds that make the White Point Nature Preserve home.  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.

The 4th Saturday Native Plant Sales by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy will be held at George F Canyon and White Point Nature Center on Saturday, October 27, 2018.  Colorful, drought tolerant plants are now available at the monthly plant sale. These plants are grown from seeds harvested right here on this Peninsula and raised at the Conservancy nursery.  These local plant species are beautiful and help attract butterflies and other pollinators.  George F. Canyon plant sale will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and White Point Nature Preserve plant sale will take place at 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.  Plants are sold on a first come, first served basis.  George F Canyon Nature Preserve is located at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates.  White Point Nature Preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.  For more information call (310) 541-7613 from Monday through Friday.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Outdoor Volunteer Days at Alta Vicente Reserve will take place on Saturday, October 13, 2018, 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, October 20, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  This is a great opportunity to help beautify the native demonstration garden and surrounding habitat.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

The 3rd Saturday Family Volunteer Day at the George F. Canyon Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Put on your work clothes and take part in a kid friendly habitat restoration activity: plant seeds, care for native plants, and track wildlife.  Children of all ages will be learning to understand the role that they can play in nature conservation.  This event is free.  George F Canyon is located at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates.  For more information call (310) 541-7613 or RSVP at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Days at Native Plant Nursery will also take place on Saturday, October 6th and October 27, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  You will nurture seedlings to grow shrubs for habitat restoration projects.  You must RSVP by Wednesday, October 3, and Wednesday, October 24, 2018.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Adopt-a-Plot with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy while you enjoy the outdoors and become inspired by nature as a volunteer.  You will help create habitat for rare and endangered species like the PV blue butterly at one of the restoration sites on the Peninsula on your own schedule.  For more information, email info@pvplc.org or call (310) 541-7613 x 215.

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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