Nov
2
Thu
Patterns of Nature: Art Exhibit & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – Dec 28 @ 5:00 pm
Patterns of Nature: Art Exhibit & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center | Calabasas | California | United States

Patterns of Nature: Art Exhibit & Sale

Nov 2 – Dec 28, 2017  9 am – 5 pm

Lesley Goren explores the flora of the Santa Monica Mountains through the use of pattern and bold color. Her paintings reflect the joyful beauty of the surrounding hillsides and trails.

A portion of the funds from art sales will be donated to continue arts in the park.

Meet the Artist  Sat, 12/2  1 pm – 3 pm 

 

Datura Wrightii, Lesley Goren, gouache on paper, 11 x 14″
Dec
16
Sat
Malibu Creek Welcome Walk @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Dec 16 @ 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.

Ranger Game Day! @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Ranger Game Day! @ Rancho Sierra Vista | Thousand Oaks | California | United States

Winter break is approaching and rangers are inviting you to visit the Satwiwa Culture Center where they challenge you to play strategic, fun-filled games with Rangers or with your family and friends. Games will range from board games, card games, and cultural games that were played by the Chumash and Tongva. Games will be provided, however you are welcome to bring your own.

The program and parking are free. No reservations required.

Dec
17
Sun
San Fernando Valley Audubon Bird Walk @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Dec 17 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
San Fernando Valley Audubon Bird Walk @ Malibu Creek State Park | Calabasas | California | United States

Considered the recreational crown jewel of the Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu Creek State Park has over 8,000 acres of rolling tall grass plains, oak savannahs and dramatic peaks. It’s no wonder many call it “The Yosemite of Southern California.” Seasoned birders and beginners alike will enjoy good bird watching and a beautiful, easy hike.

Meet at the second (lower) day-use parking lot. Entrance to the park is on the west side of Las Virgenes Rd., just south of Mulholland Hwy. Entrance fee is $12 per car.

Dec
24
Sun
Beach and Wetlands Birdwatching @ Malibu Lagoon State Beach Tickets
Dec 24 @ 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.

Birdwatching for Young Children and Parents @ Malibu Lagoon State Beach Tickets
Dec 24 @ 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.

Jan
7
Sun
Sunday Bird Walk @ Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve Tickets
Jan 7 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Sunday Bird Walk @ Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve | Los Angeles | California | United States

Our Sunday walks are easy, informative, and fun. No birdwatching expertise is required. Binoculars are (almost) a must — loaners are available if you contact the walk leader in advance. The Reserve contains a lake that is home to spectacular water birds and the Reserve hosts migrating birds as well as local residents.

More information, pictures, directions, accurate map, contacts at www.sfvaudubon.org/events.

Jan
21
Sun
San Fernando Valley Audubon Bird Walk @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Jan 21 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
San Fernando Valley Audubon Bird Walk @ Malibu Creek State Park | Calabasas | California | United States

Considered the recreational crown jewel of the Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu Creek State Park has over 8,000 acres of rolling tall grass plains, oak savannahs and dramatic peaks. It’s no wonder many call it “The Yosemite of Southern California.” Seasoned birders and beginners alike will enjoy good bird watching and a beautiful, easy hike.

Meet at the second (lower) day-use parking lot. Entrance to the park is on the west side of Las Virgenes Rd., just south of Mulholland Hwy. Entrance fee is $12 per car.

Jan
27
Sat
San Fernando Valley Audubon Young Birders Group Walk @ Franklin Canyon Park Tickets
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
San Fernando Valley Audubon Young Birders Group Walk @ Franklin Canyon Park | Beverly Hills | California | United States

A Young Birder is any young person who is serious about birding, knows some birds, and is willing to learn. SFVAS conducts Young Birders Group walks to foster that learning, helping to create the next generation of birders. The world needs birders, to watch, to identify, to count and to speak out for protection of habitat. It’s not work, though — it’s fun. Meet in the parking lot below the Sookie Goldman Nature Center.

Malibu Creek Welcome Walk @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Jan 27 @ 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.