Nov
24
Sun
“Welcome Walk” @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
"Welcome Walk" @ Malibu Creek State Park

Join a docent for a refreshing walk along Malibu Creek, through a wooded valley. Learn about fire restoration, plus the park’s animals, plants, early inhabitants, and movies filmed on location. Meet at the Main Trailhead parking lot (second, lower lot) by the restrooms.

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

Winter Solstice Festival @ Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center Tickets
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Winter Solstice Festival @ Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center | California | United States

Join us for a full day of Native American hand-crafted art, music, storytelling, dance demonstration, and family fun.

More than a dozen Native American Indian artists will show and sell artwork reflecting Chumash, Tongva, Wichita, Hupa, Cahuilla, Apache, Kumeyaay, Dine/Navajo, and many other Native cultures.

This is a great opportunity to purchase beautiful and unique Native American art for the holidays and meet our local artists.

Native American flute music, traditional dance demonstrations, and stories will be performed throughout the day. All ages welcome.

Dec
3
Tue
Hike to the Nike Site @ Mulholland Gateway Park Tickets
Dec 3 @ 8:30 am
Hike to the Nike Site @ Mulholland Gateway Park

Moderately paced 6 mile, 600 ft gain hike along old dirt Mulholland to cold war Nike site. Great views of SF Valley and Encino Reservoir. Meet 8:30 AM at top of Reseda Blvd in Tarzana. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Reseda Blvd exit, turn south and go 3 miles to Mulholland Gateway Park. Choice to park along street below the white line at beginning of fee area or pay fee and park above. Meet at trailhead at the top. Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Dec
7
Sat
Transit to Trails: Hike & Explore King Gillette Ranch @ Vista Hermosa Natural Park Tickets
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Transit to Trails: Hike & Explore King Gillette Ranch @ Vista Hermosa Natural Park

Open to all!

Want to visit a new hiking trail but need a ride? We got you! Join us on a free hike led by one of our experienced and bilingual naturalists, or if you’d prefer you can explore the park on your own.

For questions regarding accessibility, contact us at: info@communitynatureconnection.org

All fitness levels are welcome!
Family-friendly.
All minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

WHEN:
Bus Arrives at 9:00 AM and will return by 4:00 PM.
Seating is on a first come, first-served basis.

WHERE:
Meet in the parking lot of Vista Hermosa Natural Park.
We’ll board the bus and then head to King Gillette Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains.

WHAT TO BRING:
Wear weather-appropriate clothes and comfortable shoes. Pack water, a lunch, snacks, sunblock, a hat, and sunglasses in a backpack.

Presented by Community Nature Connection in association with Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, all working to connect you to your public lands!

Can’t make it? Trips are scheduled at Vista Hermosa Natural Park on the 1st Saturday of every month!

Dec
10
Tue
Hike in Las Virgenes Canyon @ Las Virgenes Canyon Tickets
Dec 10 @ 8:30 am
Hike in Las Virgenes Canyon @ Las Virgenes Canyon

Moderately paced 6 mile 800 ft gain hike on picturesque trail and along a seasonal stream among the beautiful grasslands of Simi Hills. Meet 8:30 AM at trailhead kiosk. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Las Virgenes Rd exit north 1.75 miles to end; street parking. Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Dec
14
Sat
Winter Solstice-Afternoon Hike @ Franklin Canyon-Lower Ranch Tickets
Dec 14 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Winter Solstice-Afternoon Hike @ Franklin Canyon-Lower Ranch

Join us for a free guided hike to learn how the changing seasons change the night sky.

The Winter solstice is the shortest day of the year, and the longest night.
This year it occurs just before the Christmas holiday, so we’re celebrating a week early!

Indigenous Celebrations occurred on this day to celebrate the Moon.

Hike meets in the Lower Ranch Parking Lot-GPS 1936 Lake Dr, 90210

Dec
28
Sat
“Welcome Walk” @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Dec 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
"Welcome Walk" @ Malibu Creek State Park

Join a docent for a refreshing walk along Malibu Creek, through a wooded valley. Learn about fire restoration, plus the park’s animals, plants, early inhabitants, and movies filmed on location. Meet at the Main Trailhead parking lot (second, lower lot) by the restrooms.

Jan
5
Sun
Sunday Bird Walk @ Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve Tickets
Jan 5 @ 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
7
Tue
Hike to MASH Site in Malibu Creek State Park @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Jan 7 @ 8:30 am
Hike to MASH Site in Malibu Creek State Park @ Malibu Creek State Park

Moderately paced 6, mile 600 ft gain hike including Lookout Trail with great views, Century Lake, MASH site, and Reagan picnic area. Meet 8:30 AM at Cornell & Mulholland dirt parking area. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Kanan Rd exit, go south on Kanan Rd ½ mile, turn left on Cornell Way and veer to right continuing south 3 miles (past Paramount Ranch) to paved entrance for dirt parking area on east side of street just south of Mulholland Hwy. (Entrance on Lake Vista Rd.) Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.