George F. Canyon Local Saturday Walk – Things to Do In Palos Verdes


Palos Verdes homes owners are able to enjoy and learn more about their beautiful Peninsula by taking nature hikes on the first Saturday of every month.  On Saturday, July 7,  2012, the George F. Canyon Preserve & Nature Center will, not only offer their morning Bird Walk, but their afternoon First Saturday Walk through the Canyon.

The Bird Walks are from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., and at this time of year you are able to catch the tail end of the migration season.  Your experienced naturalist will 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 are home for our local bird species.  They will focus on the natural history of our local bird species and how the Canyon plays an integral part to their existence.  This is a very slow and quiet walk (so the birds are not frightened) and remember to bring your binoculars.  You must call ahead to make reservations and binoculars are available if needed.

The First Saturday Walk will take place in the afternoon from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Your expert guide will introduce you to a new world of discovery in the canyon.  Your guide will not only teach you about the habitat, geology, drainage, wildlife and folklore, but will be able to answer your questions about what makes these Canyons so popular and important to our local wildlife.

These hikes will be starting at the George F. Nature Center at 7306 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates.  For more information about these activities, or to make reservations, please call (310) 547-0862.

Photo courtesy of PVPLC

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