Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events December 2019

Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events December 2019

During the month of December 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: 

Guided Nature Walk by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy will take place at Lower Portuguese Bend Reserve on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.  During the walk, you will follow Sandbox Trail ascending through grasses and low shrubs for nice views of the Pacific Ocean.  This is considered an easy walk.  Park in the dirt lot on Palos Verdes Drive South west of Schooner Drive, and the Portuguese Bend Beach Club and east of Peppertree Drive.  Sign up at www.pvplc.org.

Monthly Activities:

The Family Nature Walk at George F Canyon will take place on Saturday, December 7, 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 the Peregrine Falcon will take place at the White Point Nature Preserve on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.  Bring your family to experience a hands on science exploration of the Peninsula’s Peregrine Falcon. 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 Raccoon will take place at George F Canyon on Saturday, December 14, 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 Raccoons.  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. 

Native plants are beautiful holiday decor and great gifts!  Native Plant Sale at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, December 14, 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, December 18, 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, December 21, 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.

Native plants are beautiful holiday decor and great gifts! Native Plant Sale at George F Canyon will take place on Saturday, December 28, 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:

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Alta Vicente Reserve will take place on Saturday, December 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  You can have fun and help restore this unique canyon habitat (with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean) which is home to many threatened and endangered wildlife species.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Abalone Cove Reserve will take place on Saturdays, December 14th & 28th, 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, December 21, 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, December 21, 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, click here.

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy
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