Jan
6
Mon
Pueblo of Isletas Art Exhibit @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Jan 6 @ 11:39 pm – Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm
Pueblo of Isletas Art Exhibit @ Rancho Sierra Vista

Pueblo of Isletas pottery artist Rowan Harrison will exhibiting his artwork that inspires his pottery designs. Rowan is an active presenter at the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center, where he provides various workshops throughout the year inspiring visitors of pottery art and connecting ancient indigenous methods of hand coiled pottery making.

The culture center is open Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 5pm, if you are interested in visiting the exhibit.

Feb
29
Sat
Yoga on the Mountain @ Anthony C. Beilenson Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch Tickets
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Yoga on the Mountain @ Anthony C. Beilenson Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch

Find your center in the outdoors! Join instructors Greg and Dawn for a unique outdoor yoga experience with live acoustic music. All skill levels are welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat; a limited number of mats will be available for first timers.

This is a free event with free parking. Reservations are required. For reservations, visit this webpage. For more information about this event, email samo@wnpa.org or call 805-370-2302.

In the event of rain, Yoga on the Mountain will be canceled.

 

Who Lives Here? Jr. Ranger Program @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Feb 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Who Lives Here? Jr. Ranger Program @ Rancho Sierra Vista

Join ranger Mithra and learn something cool about the many different owls in the Santa Monica Mountains. Practice your scientific exploration skills with an owl pellet dissection activity. Earn a Jr. Ranger badge and get sworn in by a ranger! Family friendly fun for all ages.

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

Make a Yucca Bracelet @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Two workshops available! Use EventBrite link to sign up for each workshop.

Hupa Native Kat High will present two workshops on how to make yucca cordage bracelets from scratch. The morning workshop starts promptly at 10am, and the second workshop will begin at 1pm. Be ready to get a little messy, as making cordage requires to soak the materials in water and strain the juices out of the plant. Limited materials provided. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Please be on time.

To sign up for a work shop follow the links below:

10 am workshop

1 pm workshop

 

For directions to the Culture Center you may call the main Visitor Center at 805-370-2301. The Visitor Center is open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm. In addition, please see the map below. Be aware there is a short walk from the Main Parking area to the Culture Center.

Nature Walk in Topanga State Park @ Topanga State Park-Trippet Ranch Tickets
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Nature Walk in Topanga State Park @ Topanga State Park-Trippet Ranch

Join Naturalists on the Nature Trail in Topanga State Park for a 2 hour tour exploring The Seven Wonders of the Santa Monica Mountains, and other aspects of this incredibly rich and diverse area we live in.

Mar
3
Tue
Hike to Red Rock Canyon from Stunt Rd @ Santa Monica Mountains Tickets
Mar 3 @ 8:30 am
Hike to Red Rock Canyon from Stunt Rd @ Santa Monica Mountains

Moderately paced 4 mile, 800 ft gain hike up a fire road and then down into hidden Red Rock Canyon with bright brick red rock formations. Seasonal streams, good views, chaparral and sage habitats. Meet 8:30 AM at Stunt Road trailhead. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Valley Circle/Mulholland Dr exit south, turn right on Valmar Rd (becomes Old Topanga Cyn Rd), right on Mulholland Hwy for 3½ miles, left on Stunt Rd for 1 mile, park on dirt shoulder on right. Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Mar
7
Sat
Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains at the King Gillette Ranch @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Mar 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!

Volunteer Opportunity at Yerba Mansa Meadow @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Volunteer Opportunity at Yerba Mansa Meadow @ Rancho Sierra Vista
The Yerba Mansa Meadow restoration project seeks to restore/enhance approximately 10.8 acres of wetland, riparian and upland habitat through invasive species removal and revegetation with native plants. This meadow is a good example of an ephemeral wetland that has yerba mansa as a dominant species, and this is somewhat uncommon.
 
This project aims to restore native habitat, and to improve habitat for bird roosting and nesting by introducing native plants that provide a variety of food sources. We will also improve the natural appearance of the wetlands.
 
Native species for this project include species known to occur in and around wetland areas (yerba mansa, mugwort, spreading rush, mule fat, golden current, deer grass, giant wild rye) and common coastal sage scrub species (purple sage, California buckwheat , California sagebrush, elderberry).

Please RSVP through: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/volunteer-opportunity-at-yerba-mansa-meadow-tickets-86287019799 

Wear hiking attire, bring water/resuable water bottle, sunscreen, and a sun hat.
 
This event occurs on the first Saturday of the every month!
For more information, contact:
Lei DeVera at National Park Service tel. 805-370-2300 x 3325
Directions:
 
Main entrance cross street is Via Goleta and Lynn Road, Newbury Park, CA, 91320
GPS Coordinates for Entrance (Via Goleta & Lynn Road): N 34.1569 W -118.9733
Main Entrance: Ventura Fwy (101) to Lynn Rd exit. South on Lynn Rd 5.25 miles to Via Goleta. Park entrance is on the left.
 
It is best to park in the equestrian or overflow parking lot and walk to the restoration. The distance to the restoration site is less than a quarter of a mile.
Mar
8
Sun
Nature Walk in Topanga State Park @ Topanga State Park-Trippet Ranch Tickets
Mar 8 @ 10:06 am – 12:00 pm
Nature Walk in Topanga State Park @ Topanga State Park-Trippet Ranch

We have a very diverse ecology in the Santa Monica Mountains. Come join a Topanga Naturalist as your guide to the varied natural history in our back yard.