Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for October

October 1 – 31, 2019

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

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.

Take a look at what’s on tap for October….

Special Events

Palos Verdes Pastoral with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Terranea Resort, October 27, 5 pm. A garden-to-table dining event featuring best of California handcrafted local foods and wines. Spaces are limited. Tickets $250 each and sponsorships at: pvplc.org

Nature Walk Leader Training at Land Conservancy Office, Saturday, October 5th and October 19th, 9am – 12pm. Share our love of nature with your local community by becoming a nature walk leader! Help us host free nature walks at various trails on the Peninsula every 2nd Saturday of the month. 18 and older please. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com

Beautify Lunada Bay Outdoor Volunteer Day with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, October 5th, 9am -12pm. Beautify Lunada Bay along with partner the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy to help weed and mulch a new native plant restoration area that will be home to attractive, drought tolerant plants for wildlife and the community to enjoy in a beautiful location with ocean views. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com

Wildlife Tracking Training at Ladera Linda Community Center, Saturday, October 5th, 12th and 19th (must attend all dates), 8:30am – 11:30am. Help conduct weekly monitoring of wildlife on the preserves from Oct 2019 – Mar 2020. No experience needed. 16 year +. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com

Full Moon Hike to Explore Nocturnal Creatures with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Friday, October 11th, 7:00pm. Reservations required. 9 yrs. +. $12 person. Reservations required at pvplc.org or (310) 541-7613.

Nature Walk at George F Canyon by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, October 12th, 9am. Wander along a willow filled canyon stream with coastal sage scrub restored habitat. Look down on the Peninsula’s rare Catalina Schist from one of the few places you can see the rock exposed. Easy to Moderate. 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, RHE. Sign up at www.pvplc.org.

Monthly Activities

Family Nature Walk by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at George F Canyon Nature Preserve, Saturday, October 5th, 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 Hummingbirds with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at the White Point Nature Preserve, Saturday, October 5th, 11am. Bring your family to experience a hands-on-science exploration of the Peninsula’s Hummingbirds. 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.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Alta Vicente Reserve with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, October 5th and 26th, 9am – 12pm. Have fun and help care for this restoration area that is home to many threatened and endangered wildlife species with spectacular view of Pacific Ocean. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Family Science & Storytime Featuring the California King Snake with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at George F Canyon Nature Preserve, Saturday, October 12th, 11 am. Bring your family to experience a hands-on-science exploration and listen to our Naturalist share children’s literature about the California King Snake. 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.

Fall is a Great Time to Plant! Native Plant Sale at White Point Nature Preserve, Saturday, October 12th, 11 am to 3 pm. These beautiful and resilient plants will attract butterflies and other pollinators with plants grown in the Conservancy’s native plant 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.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Abalone Cove Reserve with Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, October 12th, 9am – 12pm. Help restore this unique shoreline reserve by planting native shrubs, removing invasive weeds, water native plants and more! Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com

Wild Birds Unlimited Walk at the White Point Nature Preserve, Wednesday, October 16th, 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.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, October 19th, 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 Outdoor Volunteer Activity at George F Canyon Nature Preserve, Saturday, October 19th, 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

Family Nature Walk with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at the White Point Nature Preserve, Saturday, October 19th, 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

Wild Birds Unlimited Walk at George F Canyon Preserve by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Wednesday, October 23rd, 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
Do you Know Fall is a Great Time to Plant? Native Plant Sale by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at George F Canyon, Saturday, October 26th, 11 am to 3 pm. Help attract butterflies 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 as an Adopt-a-Plot volunteer with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. You’ll enjoy the outdoors, be inspired by nature and learn about local native plants and wildlife. 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.