Calendar

May
21
Sat
Habitat Restoration @ Madrona Marsh
May 21 @ 8:45 AM – 12:00 PM

BirdWould you like to help create and learn about different habitats? Help Mardona Marsh Preserve by removing non-native plants, replace them with locally grown native plants, and pick up trash left at the Preserve. Soon, the work you will have done will attract many birds, butterflies and other insects!

Open to adults and students 14 years and older. Children between the ages of 14-18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. Participants must arrive on time and wear close-toed shoes. Snacks and drinks provided at 10:30 a.m.

To apply to be a Habitat Restoration volunteer, please download and complete: Volunteer Application for Restoration (PDF).

More about Mardona Marsh Preserve here.

 

NOTE: It is always a good idea to verify date, time, location and other information prior to going. While we strive to present information as accurately as possible, event details may change at any time. Always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
 
Contact us at BestoftheSouthBay@gmail.com to add your South Bay event to the calendar.

Family Nature Hike
May 21 @ 11:00 AM
Family Nature Hike @ Los Angeles | California | United States

View a premier example of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy‘s (PVPLC) restoration of coastal sage scrub habitat and stop at a former gun emplacement to learn about the military history of the area. Don’t miss the Nature Education Center with activities for the whole family. Moderate terrain.

3rd Saturday outdoor walks are held year round for families, groups, and individuals.  Led by naturalists, historians, and geologists, all walks are family-oriented. Dogs on leash are welcome.  Wear walking shoes with good traction and sun protection. Bring water. In case of heavy rain, walks are cancelled. No reservations required.

Additional information about White Point Nature Education Center & Preserve.

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NOTE: It is always a good idea to verify date, time, location and other information prior to going. While we strive to present information as accurately as possible, event details may change at any time. Always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
 
Contact us at BestoftheSouthBay@gmail.com to add your South Bay event to the calendar.

Family Volunteer Activity @ George F Canyon
May 21 @ 11:00 AM

Children learn to be stewards of the Earth as they plant native seeds and care for habitat. Your little ones will begin to understand the role that they can play in nature conservation.

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy hosts nature walks throughout the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Check our South Bay Events Calendar for upcoming events and hikes.

NOTE: It is always a good idea to verify date, time, location and other information prior to going. While we strive to present information as accurately as possible, event details may change at any time. Always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
 
Contact us at BestoftheSouthBay@gmail.com to add your South Bay event to the calendar.

May
22
Sun
Nature Hike @ Madrona Marsh
May 22 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

BirdExplore the Madrona Marsh Preserve with a trained docent. All ages are welcome.

Additional information about Mardona Marsh Preserve.

 

NOTE: It is always a good idea to verify date, time, location and other information prior to going. While we strive to present information as accurately as possible, event details may change at any time. Always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
 
Contact us at BestoftheSouthBay@gmail.com to add your South Bay event to the calendar.

Walking Tour of Downtown Torrance @ Torrance Historical Society & Museum
May 22 @ 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Old Town TorranceEvery fourth Sunday of the month- May though October.

Tour leaves promptly at 1:30 p.m. from the steps of the Museum and lasts approximately 90 minutes. Wear comfortable walking shoes. The tour covers about eight blocks. FREE – donations accepted.

The docent led tour begins at the Torrance Historical Society & Museum and will point out many of the historic sites and landmarks of Old Torrance. Guests will also learn about:

  • What’s in the Torrance Memorial Time capsule (located in the Museum)
  • What three Torrance properties are on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Where the new Centennial Time Capsule Plaza is placed
  • The original street names of “Torrance Boulevard” and “Post Avenue”
  • What famous artist was commissioned to paint a mural on the side of the Employment Development Department building
  • About the explosion that helped start Torrance
  • Why the first homes built for the executives were rented, not sold
  • What building was originally intended for the site where Torrance High School now stands
  • How Torrance broke away from the Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Why Torrance does not have a cemetery

The tour is an easy, but brisk walk covering eight blocks – the walk is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. It’s open to the public and requires no reservations. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. You’re invited to bring your camera and a friend!

 

NOTE: It is always a good idea to verify date, time, location and other information prior to going. While we strive to present information as accurately as possible, event details may change at any time. Always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
 
Contact us at BestoftheSouthBay@gmail.com to add your South Bay event to the calendar.

May
25
Wed
Birding with Wild Birds @ George F. Canyon
May 25 @ 8:30 AM

Join expert birder, Bob, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Redondo Beach, to search for the winged creatures that make George F Canyon their home. Free and appropriate for all ages. Binoculars supplied for beginners. No dogs on bird walks, please. Reservations recommended.

Preserve Brochure (PDF):

Brochure

NOTE: It is always a good idea to verify date, time, location and other information prior to going. While we strive to present information as accurately as possible, event details may change at any time. Always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
 
Contact us at BestoftheSouthBay@gmail.com to add your South Bay event to the calendar.

 

May
28
Sat
Habitat Restoration @ Madrona Marsh
May 28 @ 8:45 AM – 12:00 PM

BirdWould you like to help create and learn about different habitats? Help Mardona Marsh Preserve by removing non-native plants, replace them with locally grown native plants, and pick up trash left at the Preserve. Soon, the work you will have done will attract many birds, butterflies and other insects!

Open to adults and students 14 years and older. Children between the ages of 14-18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. Participants must arrive on time and wear close-toed shoes. Snacks and drinks provided at 10:30 a.m.

To apply to be a Habitat Restoration volunteer, please download and complete: Volunteer Application for Restoration (PDF).

More about Mardona Marsh Preserve here.

 

NOTE: It is always a good idea to verify date, time, location and other information prior to going. While we strive to present information as accurately as possible, event details may change at any time. Always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
 
Contact us at BestoftheSouthBay@gmail.com to add your South Bay event to the calendar.

Nature Hike @ Madrona Marsh
May 28 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

BirdExplore the Madrona Marsh Preserve with a trained docent. All ages are welcome.

Additional information about Mardona Marsh Preserve.

 

NOTE: It is always a good idea to verify date, time, location and other information prior to going. While we strive to present information as accurately as possible, event details may change at any time. Always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
 
Contact us at BestoftheSouthBay@gmail.com to add your South Bay event to the calendar.

May
31
Tue
Tour de Torrance @ Madrona Marsh
May 31 @ 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

BirdJoin Audubon leader Ron Melin and friends on a ramble around a great local birding area.

Identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve as well as other parks throughout the city of Torrance. This program occurs every 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday of every month from 8:30am – 10am. All are welcome to attend this walk. Free! Donations accepted.

Additional information about Mardona Marsh Preserve.

 

NOTE: It is always a good idea to verify date, time, location and other information prior to going. While we strive to present information as accurately as possible, event details may change at any time. Always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
 
Contact us at BestoftheSouthBay@gmail.com to add your South Bay event to the calendar.

Jun
2
Thu
Tyke Nature Hike @ Madrona Marsh
Jun 2 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Tyke Nature Hike @ Madrona Marsh | Torrance | California | United States

For ages 3 months – 6 years old. Hey Kids, bring your favorite adult!

Hike on the Madrona Marsh Preserve while listening for birds, looking for frogs, and learning about nature.

 

NOTE: It is always a good idea to verify date, time, location and other information prior to going. While we strive to present information as accurately as possible, event details may change at any time. Always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
 
Contact us at BestoftheSouthBay@gmail.com to add your South Bay event to the calendar.