Feb
1
Fri
A Walk with Nature: Art Exhibit & Sale @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Feb 1 – Feb 27 all-day
A Walk with Nature: Art Exhibit & Sale @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center

Join us for the Walk with Nature art exhibit and sale featuring more than 30 paintings by local landscape painter Russell Hunziker. Included in the exhibit are original watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings of the beautiful landscapes in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and Channel Islands National Park. Russell has coordinated his captivating paintings with a map of their locations within the Santa Monica Mountains and Channel Islands, as well as inspirational quotes from the famed naturalist John Muir. This is a wonderful opportunity to take an artistic walk through a unique and precious area!

This event is free with free parking. A portion of the funds from art sales will be donated to further arts in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

“ In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks,” wrote John Muir.

Feb
23
Sat
Books & Trails-Kids 4-10 @ Franklin Canyon-Sooky Goldman Nature Center Tickets
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Books & Trails-Kids 4-10 @ Franklin Canyon-Sooky Goldman Nature Center

Join a Naturalist Guide for story time and a hike! Meet at the Sooky Goldman Nature Center up the hill from the main parking lot. The Naturalist will read a nature-themed story, and will lead the group on an easy hike. Wear athletic shoes and bring water.

Feb
24
Sun
“Welcome Walk” @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Feb 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.

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

Tales of the Chaparral; Rock-n-Roll Geology Treasure Hunt for kids. Join Gale Feldman and learn about the ecology and geology of the Santa Monica Mountains. Geared for children 4-10.

 

 

Mar
3
Sun
Sunday Bird Walk @ Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve Tickets
Mar 3 @ 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.

Mar
17
Sun
San Fernando Valley Audubon Bird Walk @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Mar 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.

Mar
30
Sat
“Welcome Walk” @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Mar 30 @ 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.

Apr
7
Sun
Sunday Bird Walk @ Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve Tickets
Apr 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.

Apr
21
Sun
San Fernando Valley Audubon Bird Walk @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Apr 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.

Native Plant Presentation @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Native Plant Presentation @ Rancho Sierra Vista | California | United States

Two cultural plant presentations available. No reservations required.

Interested in how indigenous cultures used plants medicinally and culturally? Kumeyaay ethnobotanist Richard Bugbee presents a discussion on indigenous uses for local native plants.

First presentation begins at 10am. The second presentation will begin at 1pm.