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
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
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 email@example.com or call MRT Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm at (818) 591-1701.
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.
Ventura Fwy (101) to Lynn Rd exit. South on Lynn Rd 5.25 miles to Via Goleta. Park entrance is on the left.
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
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
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!