Oct
21
Sat
Malibu Creek Welcome Walk @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Malibu Creek Welcome Walk @ Malibu Creek State Park | Calabasas | California | United States

Join a docent for a walk along the creek and through a wooded valley. Learn about the area’s animals, plants, early inhabitants, and movies filmed in the park. Meet at the lower parking lot by the restrooms for this leisurely two hour walk.

Coyote Scat ID Party @ Audubon Center at Debs Park Tickets
Oct 21 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Coyote Scat ID Party @ Audubon Center at Debs Park | Los Angeles | California | United States

Come work with the biologists from the National Park Service to dissect sterilized coyote scat (poop!) collected in L.A. and to identify the contents!

We will provide protective equipment and tools. Please bring lunch and snacks if you’ll want to eat during the event.

We ask that participants under age 16 come with a parent or guardian. And to our younger audiences, please realize that scat dissection is a delicate science and requires patience and focus.

If you have magnification equipment or table lights that you would like to bring, feel free, but we have plenty to share as well!

Please RSVP (October 21 | November 18)  and email us at lacoyoteproject@gmail.com with any questions!

Fall Campfire Program/ Fogata @ Marsh Park Tickets
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fall Campfire Program/ Fogata @ Marsh Park | Los Angeles | California | United States

FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

FREE MARSHMALLOWS AND ACTIVITIES

 

PARA TODA LA FAMILIA

ACTIVIDADES Y MALVAVISCOS GRATIS

Oct
22
Sun
Beach and Wetlands Birdwatching @ Malibu Lagoon State Beach Tickets
Oct 22 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Beach and Wetlands Birdwatching @ Malibu Lagoon State Beach | Malibu | California | United States

Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society presents a morning of birdwatching. Adult Walk 8:30 a.m. – Beginner and experienced, 2-3 hours. 40-75 species depending on season.

We look at everything during this leisurely walk to the beach. Species range from 40 in June to 60-75 during migrations and winter. We meet at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot and begin walking east towards the lagoon. We always check the offshore rocks and the ocean. When lagoon outlet is closed we continue east around the lagoon to Adamson House. We put out special effort to make our monthly Malibu Lagoon walks attractive to first-time and beginning birdwatchers. So please, if you are at all worried about coming on a trip and embarrassing yourself because of all the experts, we remember our first trips too. Someone showed us the birds; now it’s our turn.

Wheelchair accessible on the crushed granite path to the beach, after that it’s just beach sand.

Directions: Malibu Lagoon is at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road. Look around for people wearing binoculars.

Parking: Parking machine recently installed in the lagoon lot: 1 hr $3; 2 hrs $6; 3 hrs $9, all day $12 ($11 seniors); credit cards accepted. Annual passes accepted. You may also park (read the signs carefully) either along PCH west of Cross Creek Road, on Cross Creek Road, or on Civic Center Way north (inland) of the shopping center. Lagoon parking in shopping center lots is not permitted.

Fire: Death, Destruction, and Resurrection @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Fire: Death, Destruction, and Resurrection @ Rancho Sierra Vista | California | United States

Come join us for a morning hike outdoors! Learn how fire effects our rare Mediterranean vegetation and the life cycles it goes through. We will walk through some previously burned areas on a moderately paced 1.6 mile hike, with some rocky areas and steps.

Please wear appropriate hiking footwear and bring water, hat, snacks, and sunscreen.

Meet at main parking lot.

Birdwatching for Young Children and Parents @ Malibu Lagoon State Beach Tickets
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Birdwatching for Young Children and Parents @ Malibu Lagoon State Beach | Malibu | California | United States

Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society presents a morning of birdwatching.
Children and Parents Walk 10:00 a.m. – One hour session, 40 to 75 species possible.

We meet at the metal-shaded viewing area between parking lot and channel. The walk starts at 10:00 AM to allow time for families to get it together on a sleepy Sunday morning. Our leaders are experienced with kids so please bring them to the beach! We have an ample supply of binoculars that children can use without striking terror into their parents. We want to see families enjoying nature. (If you have a Scout Troop or other group of more than seven people, you must call Lu (310-395-6235) to make sure we have enough binoculars and docents.)

Directions: Malibu Lagoon is at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road. Look around for people wearing binoculars.

Parking: Parking machine recently installed in the lagoon lot: 1 hr $3; 2 hrs $6; 3 hrs $9, all day $12 ($11 seniors); credit cards accepted. Annual passes accepted. You may also park (read the signs carefully) either along PCH west of Cross Creek Road, on Cross Creek Road, or on Civic Center Way north (inland) of the shopping center. Lagoon parking in shopping center lots is not permitted.

P-22 Day Festival @ Shane's Inspiration In Griffith Park Tickets
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
P-22 Day Festival @ Shane's Inspiration In Griffith Park  | Los Angeles | California | United States

October 22 is now forever known as P-22 Day, by official declaration of the City of LA. That’s right, Los Angeles recognizes the importance of its resident cougars.

Mark your calendars and come celebrate my special day with our second annual festival in Griffith Park. It’s free and open to the public. You can pose with me (well, my likeness) in a photobooth, try out a virtual reality experience of a wildlife crossing and the LA River, meet Ranger Rick, learn from experts on how to coexist with wildlife, view an urban wildlife garden installation, join in with the California Conservation Corps for a Bioblitz Dance, go on a ranger led walk, take a workshop on how to set up a wildlife camera, listen to live music, enjoy delicious food, and discover many more exhibits and activities.

The P-22 Day Festival is part of Urban Wildlife Week, October 15-22, a series of events across the Santa Monica Mountains and the Los Angeles area including a 50-mile hike lead by National Wildlife Federation’s California Director, Beth Pratt-Bergstrom, and many partners. They will walk through the Santa Monica Mountains and Los Angeles-–taking a similar path to the one that P-22 may have followed.

Their journey, tracked virtually by millions worldwide, will illustrate how the promise of connectivity is integral not just for the future of mountain lions, but for all wildlife such as salamanders, birds and butterflies. A rally at the site of the proposed wildlife crossing in Agoura Hills will kick-off the walk.

More information at: http://urbanwildlifeweek.org/

P-22 Day & Urban Wildlife Week is a program of the National Wildlife Federation and #SaveLACougars

Oct
27
Fri
Scare-amount Ranch @ Paramount Ranch Tickets
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Scare-amount Ranch @ Paramount Ranch | Agoura Hills | California | United States

For nearly 100 years, Paramount Ranch has set the scene for hundreds of movies, TV shows, and photo shoots. That includes a number of monster, paranormal, and other supernatural films and shows, from “The Forbidden Trail” (1932) to “Van Helsing” (2004), and episodes of the X-Files and HBO’s Westworld. In keeping with that theme, the National Park Service will host a first-of-a-kind event on October 27 called Scare-amount Ranch.

The family-friendly Halloween event will combine elements of film history and nature. Kids activities will include making fake movie blood and nocturnal-animal-themed crafts. Groups can choose from two self-guided hikes into the backlot woods, one which will family-friendly, the other for those looking for a little scare.

Other activities will include a screening of the 1966 classic Munster, Go Home, which was filmed at Paramount Ranch; selfies in the jailhouse; a spider zoo and bug trap; and ranger stations throughout the ranch grounds.

The free event with complimentary parking takes place from from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Flashlights and a jacket are recommended.

Oct
28
Sat
Make a Difference Day: Crayfish Removal Open House @ Medea Creek Tickets
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Make a Difference Day: Crayfish Removal Open House @ Medea Creek | Agoura Hills | California | United States

Make a Difference Day is held on the fourth Saturday in October every year, and it’s one of the largest annual single days of service nationwide. Folks of all ages, religious backgrounds, and races come out and help make a difference in their communities through acts of service.

This year, join Mountains Restoration Trust as we work to make a difference in the streams of Agoura Hills!! We’ll be hosting a Crayfish Removal Open House as we try to make a difference for the aquatic communities in the Santa Monica Mountains. We’ll be working in Medea Creek out in Agoura Hills.

Registration for this event is FREE, but required! Register here. Volunteers under the age of 18 will need to have the Parent/Guardian Consent Form signed to participate. Just be sure you turn it in to our staff on the day of the event!

Parking for the event: You can park in a dirt lot in the southwest corner of Agoura Road and Kanan Road, right across from Islands Restaurant. Driving south on Kanan, cross Agoura Road and go a little past the dirt lot. About 100 feet after crossing the intersection, there will be a place for you to turn in and pull in to the dirt lot.MRT staff will have plenty of signs to guide you!

Have any questions? You can email our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@mountainstrust.org, or give us a call at (818)591-1701. We’re in the office Monday through Friday, from 8am to 4:30pm.

Young Birders Walk @ Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve Tickets
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Young Birders Walk @ Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve | Los Angeles | California | United States

A bird walk for enthusiastic young birders led by young birders. Join us (parents allowed, too!) as we explore the Wildlife Pond and surrounding area. Binoculars available to borrow.