Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events August 2020

Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events August 2020

Special Events: 

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy is slowly opening up its trails & hikes for all to enjoy. This is exciting to hear since we have been unable to enjoy all of the great outdoor opportunities the Conservancy has to offer.

The Nature Walk for families will take place at Vicente Bluffs Reserve, on Saturday, August 8, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. The nature walk leaders will be giving an overview of the unique nature, wildlife and botanical highlights of the area. Then you set off for a self guided walk from the bluff top at Point Vicente to Oceanfront Estates and observe the endangered El Segundo blue butterfly during its flight season along restored coastal sage scrub habitat. RSVP at www.pvplc.org,Events & Activities. The Reserve stretches around the bluffs of Lower Point Vicente (6 acres), the Pelican Cove property (9 acres), and the habitat areas within the Oceanfront Estates project (69 acres). The area contains rare coastal bluff scrub habitat and unique geological formations including dramatic hexagonal shaped columns of rock formed from black basalt. Trail reconstruction and native plant restoration activities are supported by a California Coastal Conservancy grant with the goal to reduce sedimentation along the state coastline. Monitoring of the Reserve resulted in the discovery of exciting and unexpected colonies of the endangered El Segundo blue butterfly.

The Docent Zoom Orientation will take place on Sunday, August 30, 2020, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. This is a great opportunity to become a Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Docent, where you can share your love of nature with the community. The orientation will introduce you to the different opportunities available. These opportunities include volunteering in the Nature Centers and engaging with visitors, helping with native plant sales, supporting the new Nature Club for Families and/or leading Nature Walks. Docents can also sign up to teach local 3rd graders about the natural history of the Peninsula. They will provide all the training, lesson activities, and materials. As a volunteer you can also enjoy enrichment activities as part of the friendly Docent Community. For more information sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com. For questions about the program please contact the Education Program Manager,  Holly Gray, at hgray@pvplc.org.

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

Photo of the El Segundo blue butterfly courtesy of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

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