Apr
27
Sat
Books & Trails-Kids story time and Nature Walk Ages 4-10 @ Sooky Goldman Nature Center-Franklin Canyon Tickets
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Books & Trails-Kids story time and Nature Walk Ages 4-10 @ Sooky Goldman Nature Center-Franklin Canyon

Join a Franklin Canyon Docent for a nature-themed Story Time followed by a Guided Nature Walk around the lake at Franklin Canyon.
Recommended ages are 4-10.
Please be on time, as not all Story Time readings happen inside the Nature Center

City Nature Challenge Guided Walk at Franklin Canyon @ Sooky Goldman Nature Center Amphitheater Tickets
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
City Nature Challenge Guided Walk at Franklin Canyon @ Sooky Goldman Nature Center Amphitheater

Join a California Naturalist Guide for an introduction to the City Nature Challenge and a guided walk to find photo subjects for your challenge entries.
This will be an east nature walk around the upper canyon of Franklin Canyon park, including visits to the Redwood Grove, the Heavenly Pond, and the Lake.
We’ll work together as a team to find insects, plants, and wildlife to help LA become a winner for this international challenge!
No registration required and FREE! We will start promptly at 10:00 a.m.
Please wear a hat and walking shoes. Bring your smartphone or camera and water.

Apr
28
Sun
Guided Wildflower Hike @ Topanga Lookout Trailhead Tickets
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Guided Wildflower Hike @ Topanga Lookout Trailhead

Join Tom Hayduk, MRT’s resident native plant enthusiast and expert, to explore the wildflowers and plants along the Topanga Lookout Trail in our Cold Creek Preserve. This guided hike will cover the plants in bloom and offer stunning views of the preserve, Topanga Canyon and neighboring valleys.

“Welcome Walk” @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Apr 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.

May
4
Sat
Cold Creek Guided Bird Walk | Bird LA Day 2019 @ Cold Creek Preserve Tickets
May 4 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Cold Creek Guided Bird Walk | Bird LA Day 2019 @ Cold Creek Preserve

On Bird LA Day, be the first to experience Mountains Restoration Trust’s first bird-dedicated trail with renowned ornithology experts, Dr. Tom Smith and Dr. Brenda Larison from UCLA. MRT will provide binoculars and Dr. Smith and Larison will share their bird knowledge with you.

Our bird-dedicated trail, made possible by San Fernando Valley Audubon, traverses through five different habitats in the lower Cold Creek Preserve (coastal sage scrub, chaparral, grassland, riparian, and oak woodland habitats) where you often find wrentits, acorn woodpeckers, Cooper’s hawks, among many others. Marking this newly dedicated trail are signs with various bird and habitat identifications.

Please arrive at the trailhead at 8 am ready to bird! To view a map for travel and parking instructions, click here. We will provide binoculars but please come prepared with comfortable hiking shoes with good grip, hiking clothes, a hat/sunglasses, plenty of water, and your favorite bird guide! Space is limited to 30 participants, so please RSVP. No previous birding experience is required to RSVP for the event.

Bird lists generated from the nearest e-Bird hotspot will be emailed out prior to the event and a complete list of the birds of the Santa Monica Mountains can be found here and of the entire Los Angeles area here. #BirdLADay and #BirdsofMRT.

May
18
Sat
Stop and Smell the Roses with Docent Tom @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
May 18 @ 8:45 am – 1:00 pm
Stop and Smell the Roses with Docent Tom @ Malibu Creek State Park

Tom has been leading spring hikes for years and they’re a great, fun way to explore one of L.A.’s most spectacular parks, Malibu Creek State Park. You’ll learn about the animals, plants and flowers that fill our parkland.
NORTHEAST HIKE – Meet at the park’s West Gate on Crags Road near Malibou Lake at 8:45am. Be cautious of “No Parking” signs, so you’ll need to park a few blocks from the gate off the road. We’ll hike to end of the Lost Cabin Trail, see the base of the Malibou Lake Dam, and return to West Gate.
Each hike is between 3.5-4.5 hours, depending on the pace of the group. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, bring 2 quarts of water, lunch or snacks, a wide brimmed hat and sun screen. Rain cancels. PLEASE RSVP by the Thursday before the hike. Contact Tom at 818-216-7696 or tgkaplan54@gmail.com and be sure to leave your phone number.

Full Moon Hike @ Franklin Canyon Tickets
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Full Moon Hike @ Franklin Canyon

Join a Naturalist Guide on a Moderate hike to an overlook to view the Full Moon, identify planets, and locate constellations.
Bring Water and a jacket for changing temperatures.
Hike meets in the Lower Ranch Parking Lot-GPS 1936 Lake Dr, 90210

Full Moon Hike @ Franklin Canyon Tickets
May 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Full Moon Hike @ Franklin Canyon

Join a Naturalist Guide on a Moderate hike to an overlook to view the Full Moon, identify planets, and locate constellations.
Bring Water and a jacket for changing temperatures.
Hike meets in the Lower Ranch Parking Lot-GPS 1936 Lake Dr, 90210

May
25
Sat
“Welcome Walk” @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
May 25 @ 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.

Jun
16
Sun
Full Moon Hike @ Franklin Canyon Park Tickets
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Full Moon Hike @ Franklin Canyon Park

Join a Naturalist Guide on a Moderate hike to an overlook to view the Full Moon, identify planets, and locate constellations.
Bring Water and a jacket for changing temperatures.
Hike meets in the Lower Ranch Parking Lot-GPS 1936 Lake Dr, 90210