Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events June 2019

Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events June 2019

During the month of June 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 will take place at George F Canyon Nature Center, on Friday, June 7, 2019, at 9:30 a.m.  Join the group for stories, songs, rhythm and rhymes.  Recommended for ages 2 to 6, but all ages are welcome.  No reservations are required, and it is free to the public.  The Nature Center is located at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates.  For more information, contact Marisa Perley at mperley@pvld.org or (310) 377-9584 x 238.

Guided Nature Walk by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy will take place at White Point/Royal Palms on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.  Explore the preserve and demonstration garden followed by a visit to the tide pools at Royal Palms State Beach.  See unusual geologic formations on the coastal bluffs walking down to the shoreline while learning more about the cultural history of the area from the abalone fishing industry of the late 1800s to the recent landslide.  This is considered an easy to moderate walk.  Park at White Point Nature Education Center, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.  Sign up at www.pvplc.org.

Walking Meditation in the Native Plant Demonstration Garden by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.  You will join Vivian Blanco, owner of Casa Ayurveda, who will guide you through a walking meditation practice that will bring you back in touch with nature and deliver peace to your mind, body and soul. White Point Nature Education Center is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.  Sign up at www.pvplc.org.

Butterflies & Bagels with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy will take place at George F Canyon Nature Center on Saturday, June 29, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  You can celebrate species of butterfly that live here on the Peninsula! Enjoy a family-friendly morning of art projects, storytelling, music easy habitat restoration and butterfly spotting.  The Nature Center is located at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates.  Sign up at www.pvplc.org.

Monthly Activities:

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy National Trails Day at Portuguese Bend Reserve will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Join the celebration of 40 miles of trail for National Trails Day at Portuguese Bend by helping maintain native shrubs and remove invasive weeds or assist with trail maintenance projects! The work will help improve the land for people and wildlife alike.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

The Family Nature Walk at George F Canyon will take place on Saturday, June 1, 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 (S-S) 310-547-0862 or (M-F) 310-541-7613 or RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities. 

The Family Science & Storytime at White Point Nature Education Center will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.  Bring your family to experience a hands-on-science exploration of the Peninsula’s Raven & Crow.  Then listen to our wonderful librarian, Carla Sedlacek, share related children’s literature.  Explore 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, San Pedro.  RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

The Family Science & Storytime Featuring the PV Blue Butterfly will take place at George F Canyon on Saturday, June 8, 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 only butterfly that is being reintroduced on the Peninsula.  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. 

Tidy up your Garden in time for Outdoor Summer Fun!  Native Plant Sale at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  These beautiful and resilient plants will attract butterflies and other pollinators with plants grown in the Conservancy’s native plant 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 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates.  RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.  

The Family Nature Walk at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, June 15, 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, San Pedro.  RSVP at www.pvplc.org,Events & Activities.

The Wild Birds Unlimited Walk at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Wednesday, June 19, 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.

Tidy up your Garden in time for Outdoor Summer Fun! Native Plant Sale at George F Canyon Preserve will take place on Saturday, June 22, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Help to attract butterflies and other pollinators with plants grown in the Conservancy’s native plant 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, June 26, 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 Day at Alta Vicente Reserve will take place on Saturday, June 15 & June 29, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  You can have fun and help restore this unique canyon habitat home to many threatened and endangered wildlife species.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

The Family Outdoor Volunteer Activity at the George F. Canyon Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, June 15, 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 butterflies. 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 Day at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, June 22, 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.

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 of PV Blue Butterfly courtesy of Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

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