Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events February 2019

Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events February 2019

During the month of February 2019, 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 will take place at Filiorum Reserve on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.  Walk Jack’s Hat Trail on this 191 acre property preserved in 2009 linking the Three Sisters and Portuguese Bend Reserves.  This wildlife corridor boasts beautiful ocean views and native habitat.  This is considered a strenuous walk.  Parking is available on the street on Ocean Terrace Drive near Pacifica Drive, in Rancho Palos Verdes.  For more information, please call (310) 541-7613 ext 201 or sign up at www.pvplc.org.

Trail Crew Intro Course will take place on Saturday, February 9, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  This is a great time to join the introductory class to learn more about how you can help improve Peninsula trails.  There is no experience needed, but you need to be 18 or over.  RSVP at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Greeters Training will take place on Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Are you interested in attending fun social events while volunteering to help the Conservancy?  Attend this one day orientation that will prepare you to help reach out to our local community.  RSVP at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Equinoxes, Solstices and Seasonal Changes Workshop at White Point Nature Education Center on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.  If you have ever wondered why we have seasons or the meaning of equinoxes and solstices, come join Dr. Allen Franz for a discussion of the celestial mechanics that shape these phenomena and get a better sense of Earth’s place in the Solar System and how it affects our climate here in Southern California.  The event takes place at the White Point Nature Preserve located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.  RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities. 

Monthly Activities:

The Family Nature Walk at George F Canyon will take place on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.  Families will enjoy this easy and educational walk with a Naturalist through this beautiful canyon preserve and discover the unique variety of birds, mammals, reptiles and insects that call it home.  The walk concludes inside the Nature Center with a hands on exploration of the exhibits.  This event is free and appropriate for all ages.  Stroller friendly.  Leashed dogs 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 Family Science & Storytime at White Point Nature Education Center will take place on Saturday, February 2, 2019, 11:00 a.m.  Bring your family to experience a hands-on-science exploration and celebrate Groundhog Day.  Your family will enjoy stories, songs and activities with retired Children’s Librarian, Carla Sedlacek.  Stay and explore the Nature Center, take a walk on the trails or have a picnic under the historic trees.  This event is free and appropriate for all ages.  Stroller friendly.  Leashed dogs are welcome.  White Point Education Center is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.  RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

The Family Science & Storytime will take place at George F Canyon on Saturday,  February 9, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.  Bring your family to experience a hands on science exploration and listen to our Naturalist share child friendly literature about the Peninsula’s Desert Cottontail Rabbit.  Stay and explore the wildlife exhibits, beautiful preserve trail, and picnic under the shady Learning Tree.  This event is free and appropriate for all ages.  Leashed dogs and strollers are welcome.  The preserve is located at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates.  For more information call (M-F) 310-541-7613 or (S-S) 310-547-0862 or RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities. 

Think about new ways to landscape with native plants this year!  Native Plant Sale at the White Point Nature Preserve will take place on February 9, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Help attract butterflies and other pollinators and beautify your home garden with plants grown in the Conservancy’s nursery.  Purchase colorful, drought tolerant native plants that make fertilizers and insecticides virtually unnecessary and require little or no water.  Naturalists are on hand to give advice.  Plants sold on first come, first served basis.  White Point Nature Preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.  RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.  

The Family Nature Walk at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on February 16, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.  Everyone in the family will enjoy a Naturalist guided walk through the Tongva Demonstration Garden where you’ll learn how early inhabitants used native plants for survival.  Then walk through beautifully restored coastal sage scrub habitat with views of Catalina. For those interested in the military history of the area, continue to walk up to a WWII gun emplacement.  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, stroller friendly, and leashed dogs are welcome.  The White Point Education Center is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.  For more information call (M-F) 310-541-7613 or (S-S) 310-561-0917.

The Wild Birds Unlimited Walk at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at 8:30 a.m.  Join Wild Birds Unlimited to explore the birds that make the White Point Nature Preserve home.  Try to spot a burrowing owl or listen for the call of the endangered gnat catcher.  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.

Think About New Ways to Landscape with Native Plants this Year!  Native Plant Sale at George F Canyon will take place on February 23, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Help to attract butterflies and other pollinators and beautify your home garden with plants grown in the Conservancy’s nursery.  Purchase colorful, drought tolerant native plants that make fertilizers and insecticides virtually unnecessary and require little or no water. Naturalists are on hand to give advice.  Plants sold on first come, first serve basis. George F Canyon is located at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274.  RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

The Wild Bird Unlimited Walk at George F Canyon will take place on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at 8:30 a.m.  Join the Wild Birds Unlimited expert birder to search for the winged creatures that thrive in the coastal sage woodland of this beautiful canyon.  This 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.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Outdoor Volunteer Days at Alta Vicente Reserve will take place on Saturday’s February 2 & February 9, 2019, 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, February 16, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 12;00 noon.  Help beautify the native demonstration garden and surrounding habitat.  White Point Nature Preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.  RSVP at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

The Family Outdoor Volunteer Activity at the George F. Canyon Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at 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 about 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, February 23, 2019, 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, February 20, 2019.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Adopt your own piece of nature!  Become an Adopt-a-Plot volunteer with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.  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 butterfly) at one of the restoration sites on the Peninsula on your own schedule.  For more information, contact 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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