Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events October 2019

Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events October 2019

During the month of October 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: 

Palos Verdes Pastoral with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, will take place on October 27, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. at  Terranea Resort.  A garden to table dining event featuring the best of California’s handcrafted local foods and wines will be presented.  The space is limited and tickets for the event are $250.  For more information go to www.pvplc.org.

Nature Walk Leader Training will take place at the Land Conservancy Office, at Saturday, October 5, 2019, and October 19, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  You can share the love of nature with your local community by becoming a nature walk leader.  Help to host free nature walks at various trails on the Peninsula every 2nd Saturday of the month.  Applicants must be at least 18 years old.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Wildlife Tracking Training will take place at Ladera Linda Community Center on Saturday, October 5th, 12th & 19th, 2019, (must attend all dates) from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.  Help conduct weekly monitoring of wildlife on the preserves from October 2019 to March 2020.  No experience is needed.  Applicants must be 16 year +.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Explore creatures of the night on a Full Moon Hike with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy on Friday, October 11, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.  You can make a reservation to join a guided night hike at George F Canyon and learn about the mysterious nocturnal creatures that inhabit this canyon after dark.  This hike is for 9 years and older at $12 per person.  Reservations are required at www.pvplc.org. or call (310) 541-7613.

Guided Nature Walk by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy will take place at George F Canyon on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.  You will wander along a willow filled canyon stream with coastal sage scrub restored habitat.  Look down on the Peninsula’s rare Catalina Schist from one of the few places you can see the rock exposed.  This is considered an easy to moderate walk.  Park at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates.  Sign up at www.pvplc.org.

Monthly Activities:

The Family Nature Walk at George F Canyon will take place on Saturday, October 5, 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 Featuring Peninsula’s Hummingbirds will take place at the White Point Nature Preserve on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.  Bring your family to experience a hands on science exploration of the Peninsula’s Hummingbirds. Listen to our wonderful librarian, Carla Sedlacek, sharing related children’s literature.  Afterwards you can explore the wildlife exhibits in the Nature Center and take a self guided walk on the trails.  This event is free and appropriate for all ages.  Leashed dogs and strollers are welcome.  The preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.  For more information, call (M-F) 310-541-7613 or (S-S) 310-547-0862 or RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities. 

The Family Science & Storytime Featuring the California King Snake will take place at George F Canyon on Saturday, October 12, 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 California King Snake.  Stay and explore the wildlife exhibits and beautiful preserve trail, then 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. 

Fall is a Great Time to Plant! Native Plant Sale at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, October 12, 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 Wild Bird Unlimited Walk at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Wednesday, October 19, 2019, at 8:30 a.m.  Join the Wild Birds Unlimited to explore the birds making White Point Nature Preserve home.  Try to spot a burrowing owl or listen for the call of the endangered gnatcatcher.  This program is free and all ages are welcome.  Binoculars supplied for beginners.  Parking is available at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.  For more information call (310) 547-0862 or RSVP at www.pvplc.org,Events & Activities.

The Family Nature Walk at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, October 19, 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 Bird Unlimited Walk at George F Canyon will take place on Wednesday, October 23, 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.  Binoculars supplied for beginners.  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.

Do you Know Fall is a Great Time to Plant? Native Plant Sale at George F Canyon will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Help attract butterflies and other pollinators to your garden with local native 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.  

Volunteer Opportunities:

Beautify Lunada Bay Outdoor Volunteer Day with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy on Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Help beautify Lunada Bay along with partner, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, to help weed and mulch a new native plant restoration area that will be home to attractive, drought tolerant plants for wildlife and the community to enjoy in a beautiful location with ocean views.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Alta Vicente Reserve will take place on Saturdays, October 5th, and 26th, 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 with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Abalone Cove Reserve will take place on Saturday, October 12, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Help restore this unique shoreline reserve by planting native shrubs, removing invasive weeds, water native plants and more!  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, October 19, 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, October 19, 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 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.

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, call (310) 541-7613 x 215.

To read my prior article on Palos Verdes Hikes and Trails Events, click here.

Photo of the PV Blue Butterly courtesy of Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

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