Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events March 2019

Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events March 2019

During the month of March 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 and volunteer opportunities which are listed below.

Special Events: 

Nature & Me Storytime at George F Canyon Nature Preserve will take place on Friday, March 1, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. Palos Verdes Library District’s librarian, Marisa Perley, shares books that will open children’s eyes to the natural world.  This is for ages 2 to 5.  Email: mperley@pvld.org if you have any questions.

Cactus Wren Monitoring Training at Alta Vicente Reserve, will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. to assist in monitoring this charismatic and rare species for the annual program to locate cactus wren breeding territories and acres of habitat use.  Monitoring begins in March and lasts through August.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Guided Nature Walk by Palos Verdes Land Conservancy will take place at Portuguese Bend Reserve on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.  Hike Fire Station trail to Eagle’s Nest.  Enjoy ocean views while walking through recently restored wildlife habitat. This is considered a strenuous walk.  Park in the lot adjacent to the soccer/baseball field at Rancho del Mar High School located at 38 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes.  For more information, please call (310) 541-7613 ext 201 or sign up at www.pvplc.org.

Education Workshop: “Military History of White Point Nature Preseve,” will take place on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.  White Point has a long history as an important national defense site.  Join docent, John Horne, to hear about the Battle of Los Angeles and see bunkers that once housed two enormous naval guns and the 20 year Nike missile era.  This event is free.  White Point Nature Education Center & Preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities. 

Monthly Activities:

The Family Nature Walk at George F Canyon will take place on Saturday, March 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, March 2, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.  Bring your family to experience a hands-on-science exploration of the Peninsula Raccoon.  Then listen to our wonderful librarian, Carla Sedlacek, share related children’s literature.  Then explore the wildlife exhibits in 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,  March 9, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.  Bring your family to experience a hands on science exploration and listen to our Naturalist share children’s literature about the Peninsula’s Hummingbirds.  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. 

Plant now for butterfly flight season in Spring!  Native Plant Sale at the White Point Nature Preserve will take place on March 9, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  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 Saturday, March 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.  RSVP at  www.pvplc.org,Events & Activities.

The Wild Birds Unlimited Walk at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Wednesday, March 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.

Plant now for butterfly flight season in Spring! Native Plant Sale at George F Canyon will take place on Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  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.  George F Canyon is located at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates.  RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.  

The Wild Bird Unlimited Walk at George F Canyon will take place on Wednesday, March 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 March 2nd, 9th, 23rd and 30th, 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, March 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, March 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.

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 Palos Verdes Hikes and Trails Events, click here.

Photo courtesy of  White Point Nature Center.

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