May
5
Sat
Hand in Hand with Nature – Pottery Exhibit & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
May 5 @ 9:00 am – Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm
Hand in Hand with Nature - Pottery Exhibit & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center | Calabasas | California | United States

Hand in Hand with Nature – Pottery Exhibit & Sale

Potter Kirsty Iredale finds continual inspiration from the plants and creatures of the chaparral surrounding her Santa Monica Mountains
studio.

Her functional art captures nature’s designs in clay. A portion of the funds from art sales will be donated to further arts in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

Dates:  May 5 – June 28    9 – 5 daily

Meet the Artist Reception:  Sat, May 5    1 pm – 3 pm

 

Jun
23
Sat
Crayfish Removal Open House @ Medea Creek Tickets
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am
Crayfish Removal Open House @ Medea Creek | Oak Park | California | United States

Come help us remove crayfish from your creeks and streams! Crayfish are a non-native species to California, and they’re considered invasive because they cause quite a bit of damage to the aquatic ecosystems. They prey on native species, reduce water quality, and cause problems with creek bed erosion. We need your help in trapping and removing the crayfish as well as picking up trash along the stream.

PARKING: You are free to park anywhere within reason. This is near a residential area, so please be respectful of the folks who live there!

Our staff will meet volunteers on the Medea Creek Trail, which starts at the corner of Conifer Street and Parkview Drive.

This event is great fun for volunteers of all ages! Volunteers 12 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers under the age of 18 must bring the Parental Consent Form with a parent or guardian’s signature if the parent or guardian is not attending.

Registration is free, but required. Registered volunteers will receive an email confirmation with more details.

Have more questions? Contact us at volunteer@mountainstrust.org or call MRT Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm at (818) 591-1701.

Park After Dark: Sunset Tarantula Hike @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Park After Dark: Sunset Tarantula Hike @ Rancho Sierra Vista | California | United States

It’s the season for migrating male Tarantulas!

Take a sunset stroll as we search for male tarantulas looking for potential mates. Along the hike rangers will share facts about these traveling tarantulas. Who knows, you might learn a thing or two about our local spiders in the Santa Monica Mountains.

There are no reservations required to attend this evening program. Please wear layers for changing weather conditions and bring water and a flashlight just in case. Meet in main parking lot.

All ages are welcome and the parking is free.

Directions:

Ventura Fwy (101) to Lynn Rd exit. South on Lynn Rd 5.25 miles to Via Goleta. Park entrance is on the left.

Jun
24
Sun
Sunday Walks @ Trippett Ranch, Topanga State Park Tickets
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Seven Wonders of the Santa Monica Mountains; Join docent Read Howarth for our last Sunday Walk of the season.

Jun
30
Sat
Young Birders Walk @ O'Melveny Park Tickets
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Young Birders Walk @ O'Melveny Park | Los Angeles | California | United States

Come out and enjoy a Young Birders Walk led by young people. (Parents welcome, too!) Binoculars will be available to be borrowed. Meet in the parking lot.

Malibu Creek Welcome Walk @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Jun 30 @ 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 “Main Trailhead Parking” (lower parking lot) by the restrooms for this leisurely two-hour walk.

Jul
1
Sun
Sunday Bird Walk @ Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve Tickets
Jul 1 @ 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.

King Gillette Ranch and Beyond Art Exhibit & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm
King Gillette Ranch and Beyond            Art Exhibit & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center

King Gillette Ranch and Beyond – Art Exhibit & Sale

Amy Rippee’s vibrant landscape paintings invite others to wander the trails and roads of the Santa Monica Mountains, from King Gillette Ranch to the sea.

A portion of the funds from art sales will be donated to continuing arts in the Santa Monica Mountains.

July 1 – 30      9 am – 5 pm daily

Meet the Artist:  Sat, July 7   1 pm – 3 pm  

In-Pool Sound Experience and Artist Workshop @ Peter Strauss Ranch Tickets
Jul 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Olga Lah 4pm
Variant Depths
Olga Lah in collaboration with Davy Sumner will present a sound experience in the middle of the pool that relates to the surrounding art installation. Encounter a multimedia approach to a historic site that offers a new vision of the surroundings.

Davy Sumner

Anna Breininger 3pm
My House is the Villa Planted in the Valley
Join the artist for a walk through and discussion about the work and her practice. Afterward participants are invited to a mini workshop where we will observe elements from nature and turn them into patterns and designs. No artistic experience necessary. Drawing and painting materials will be provided by the artist but feel free to bring a personal sketchbook if desired.

Anna Breininger

Jul
7
Sat
Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains at the King Gillette Ranch @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Jul 7 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains at the King Gillette Ranch @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center | Calabasas | California | United States

Bring your binoculars, bird guide, and/or camera and join us for an easy bird walk around the grounds of King Gillette Ranch. This area attracts many songbirds, water birds, woodpeckers, and raptors and we are always treated to something interesting. Kids are welcome and the walk is less than a mile at a very easy pace as we stop often to observe the birds.

 

We leave promptly at 8:30 from the flagpole. Heavy rain cancels (but I will be there for anyone who wants to walk in it!). See you there!