365 Things To Do In Palos Verdes – Bird Walks and Canyon Night Hikes

Yes its true, our very own George F. Canyon has not only Bird Walks,  but also offers Canyon Night Hikes.  The Bird Walks are on the first Saturday of every month from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.  Naturalist Loretta Rose is happy to guide you through a few of the riparian habitats on the Peninsula.  You will learn about the canyon’s willow trees and other plants which make up the habitat for our local bird species.  Most of the focus is on the natural history of our local bird species and about how the canyon plays an integral part to their existence.  It will enlighten you as to the survival methods of the various species.  This is a very slow and quiet walk so as not to scare away the birds, and remember to bring your binoculars.  You must call ahead to make reservations, and binoculars are available if needed.

The Canyon Night Hikes are one of the most unique encounters that the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and Nature Center offer.  Of course, it must be a full or near full moon evening.  The tours are guided through the un-lit canyon and introduce you to the nocturnal wonders of the area.   Participants must carry flashlights and you will have an experienced volunteer walk you through the canyon to an opening area where you have a fantastic view of the city lights.  In order to take this hike, you must be at least 8 years of age.  There is a nominal cost of $7 per person for this Canyon Night Hike.  For more information contact  (310)-547-0862.  These hikes start at the Nature Center at 27306 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. 

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