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
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
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.

Mar
14
Sat
“Welcome Walk” @ Malbu Creek State Park Tickets
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
"Welcome Walk" @ Malbu Creek State Park

Join a docent for a leisure walk under the oaks and along the creek in Malibu Creek State Park. We’ll talk about the the park’s history, plants and animals, and see how nature is recovering after the Woolsey Fire. The walk is approximately 2 1/2 hours and families are welcome. Meet at 10am in the park’s Main Trailhead parking lot (second lower lot) by the restrooms. Bring water, hat, camera and your wonderful smiles! For more information, contact docent Dean Arnold at dean.arnold333@gmail.com

Mar
15
Sun
San Fernando Valley Audubon Bird Walk @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Mar 15 @ 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.