Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for May

May 1 – 31, 2019

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy offers a calendar full of special events and monthly activities.

One of the South Bay’s best kept secrets is the surprising amount of natural habitat to be found in the area and it is the mission of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy to “preserve land and restore habitat for the enjoyment and education of all.”

For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://pvplc.org/ or call (310) 541-7613.

Check out what’s on tap for May….

Special Events

Bird Day LA Activities with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, May 4th. Spend your Bird Day LA spotting amazing local birds with help from the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Visit one of the nature centers at either George F Canyon in Rolling Hills Estates or White Point in San Pedro and receive a map and special bird ID card to use on a self-guided hike through these specially restored preserves. All ages and binoculars are available. Want to help create unique habitat for endangered birds like the cactus wren? Join us from 9 am to 12 noon at the Alta Vicente Reserve in Rancho Palos Verdes. A bird specialist will provide a special tour for volunteers! For more information and to sign up, visit: pvplc.org or email: info@pvplc.org.

Guided Nature Walk at Forrestal Reserve by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, May 11th, 9am. Appreciate some of the best wildflower viewing and dramatic geological formations on the cliffs of this former basalt quarry. See the faults, folds and igneous intrusions visible in this sedimentary bedding. Moderate to strenuous. RPV. Park in lot at Ladera Linda Community Center. Meet near gate. 32201 Forrestal Drive, RPV. Sign up at www.pvplc.org.

Endangered Species Planting Day with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, May 18th, 9am – 12pm. Volunteers will have the unique opportunity to plant habitat for the federally endangered Palos Verdes blue butterfly and coastal sage scrub for the threatened California gnatcatcher in the White Point Nature Preserve located in San Pedro. Have fun while creating a home for rare wildlife now and in the future as well as a beautiful place for the community to enjoy! 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, 90731. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Wildlife of the Peninsula Presentation by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, May 25th at 11am. Stewardship Associate Josh Weinik will share updates about the status of peninsula wildlife including the cactus wren, blue butterflies and gray fox observed by citizen science volunteers and motion sensor cameras on the preserves. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, 90731. RSVP at: www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Monthly Activities

Family Nature Walk by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at George F Canyon Preserve, May 4th, 11am. Families will enjoy this easy and educational walk with our Naturalist through this beautiful canyon preserve to discover the unique variety of birds, mammals, reptiles and insects that call it home. The walk concludes inside the Nature Center with a hands on exploration of our exhibits. Free and appropriate for all ages. Stroller friendly. Leashed dogs welcome. Free. 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274. For more information, contact (M-F) 310-541-7613 or (S-S) 310-547-0862 or RSVP at: www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Family Science & Storytime Featuring the Rattlesnake with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at the White Point Nature Preserve, Saturday, May 4th, 11am. Bring your family to experience a hands-on-science exploration of the Peninsula’s Rattlesnake. Then listen as our wonderful librarian, Carla Sedlacek shares related children’s literature. Afterward explore the wildlife exhibits in the Nature Center and take a self-guided walk on the trails. Free and appropriate for all ages. Stroller friendly. Leashed dogs welcome. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Outdoor Volunteer Day at Alta Vicente Reserve, Saturday, May 4th & May 25th, 9am – 12pm. Have fun and help restore this unique canyon habitat home to many threatened and endangered wildlife species. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve, Saturday, May 11th & May 18th, 9am – 12pm. Help beautify the native demonstration garden and surrounding habitat. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, 90731. Sign up at: pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Family Science & Storytime Featuring the Peregrine Falcon with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at George F Canyon Nature Preserve, May 11th, 11 am. Bring your family to experience a hands-on-science exploration and listen to our Naturalist share children’s literature about the Peninsula’s Peregrine Falcon. Stay to explore the wildlife exhibits and the beautiful preserve trail. Bring your lunch to enjoy a picnic under the shady Learning Tree. Free and appropriate for all ages. Leashed dogs and strollers welcome. 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274. RSVP at: www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Get Mom a beautiful blooming plant for Mother’s Day! Native Plant Sale at the White Point Nature Preserve, Saturday, May 11th, 11 am to 3 pm – Mom will love attracting butterflies and other pollinators and beautify her garden with local native plants grown in the Conservancy’s nursery. Purchase colorful, drought tolerant native plants that make fertilizers and insecticides virtually unnecessary and require little or no water. Naturalists are on hand to give advice. Plants sold on first-come, first-serve basis. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. Visit: www.pvplc.org for more information.

Wild Birds Unlimited Walk at the White Point Nature Preserve, Wednesday, May 15th, 8:30 am. Join Wild Birds Unlimited to explore the birds making White Point Nature Preserve home. Try to spot a burrowing owl or listen for the call of the endangered gnatcatcher. Free. All ages welcome. Binoculars supplied for beginners. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. RSVP at: www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Family Nature Walk with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at the White Point Nature Preserve, Saturday, May 18th, 11 am. Everyone in the family will enjoy a Naturalist guided walk through our Tongva Demonstration Garden where you’ll learn how early inhabitants used native plants for survival. Then walk through beautifully restored coastal sage scrub habitat with views of Catalina. For those interested in the military history of the area, continue to walk up to a WWII gun emplacement. Stay to explore the Nature Education Center. Free and appropriate for all ages. Stroller friendly. Leashed dogs welcome. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. RSVP at: www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities

Family Outdoor Volunteer Activity at George F Canyon Nature Preserve, May 18th, 11 am. Put on your grubbies and take part in kid-friendly activities to plant seeds, care for native plants and track butterflies. Children of all ages will begin to understand the roles that humans play in efforts to conserve and restore our natural areas. Free. 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. RSVP at: www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Wild Birds Unlimited Walk at George F Canyon Preserve by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Wednesday, May 22nd, 8:30 am. Join Wild Birds Unlimited’s expert birder to search for the winged creatures that thrive in the coastal sage and woodland of this beautiful canyon. Free. All ages welcome. Binoculars supplied for beginners. 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. RSVP at: www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Attract Rare Butterflies like the El Segundo Blue to Your Garden! Native Plant Sale by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at George F Canyon, May 25th, 11 am to 3 pm. Help attract butterflies like the endangered El Segundo Blue Butterfly and other pollinators to your garden with local native plants grown in the Conservancy’s nursery. Purchase colorful, drought tolerant native plants that make fertilizers and insecticides virtually unnecessary, and require little or no water. Naturalists are on hand to give advice. Plants sold on first-come, first-serve basis. 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274. Visit: www.pvplc.org for more information.

Adopt your own piece of nature! Become an Adopt-a-Plot volunteer with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy – Enjoy the outdoors and become inspired by nature as a volunteer. You will help create habitat for rare and endangered species like the PV blue butterfly at one of our restoration sites on the Peninsula on your own schedule. For more information, contact: info@pvplc.org or (310) 541-7613, x 215.