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Fall Equinox Nature Hike on Pine Mountain “Sky Island” on Sunday, September 22, 2019

Fall Equinox Nature Hike on Pine Mountain “Sky Island” on Sunday, September 22, 2019

On Sunday, September 22, Ojai native plant educator Lanny Kaufer will lead his 7th annual Fall Equinox Nature Hike in the peaceful Mixed Conifer Forest on the “sky island” known as Pine Mountain (elevation: 7000 feet) at the time of year when the pine nuts are dropping. He promises that first-time visitors to this area will be […]

September Meeting – Ventura County Garden Club – The Life Cycle of Bees

September Meeting – Ventura County Garden Club – The Life Cycle of  Bees

The next Ventura County Garden Club regular meeting will be on Wednesday, September 4th (2019) at St. Paul’s Episcopal & Emmanuel Church, 117 N. 7th Street, in Santa Paula. The general meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m., followed with a presentation by Roberta Cordell, on the subject of “Bee-Keeping” and “The Life Cycle of  Bees”.  […]

Arroyo Hondo Preserve Herb Walk and Native Plant Sale | Saturday 9-7-19

Arroyo Hondo Preserve Herb Walk and Native Plant Sale | Saturday 9-7-19

The Arroyo Hondo Preserve is an amazing example of California’s biodiversity. The lushness of the landscape and the variety of plants and plant communities at the Preserve are exceptional. It’s no surprise that it’s been described as “the jewel of the Gaviota Coast.” So Ojai native plant educator Lanny Kaufer is going back once more […]

EPA Reauthorizes Using ‘Cyanide Bombs’ On Coyotes And Wild Dogs, Activists Complain

EPA Reauthorizes Using ‘Cyanide Bombs’ On Coyotes And Wild Dogs, Activists Complain

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER   The Environmental Protection Agency is reauthorizing the use of cyanide traps to kill wild animals to protect ranchers’ livestock. EPA officials are re-authorizing the use of M-44 chemical trap devices through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services department as well as in agencies across the west, according to the […]

Sunset-Moonrise Herb Walk in Ojai with Lanny Kaufer | Wednesday, 8-14-19

Sunset-Moonrise Herb Walk in Ojai with Lanny Kaufer | Wednesday, 8-14-19

On Wednesday evening, August 14, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Ojai native plant educator Lanny Kaufer will continue what has become a fun and popular new monthly activity. He’ll lead an Herb Walk up to a vista point above the Ojai Valley where participants can watch the simultaneous sunset and moonrise. Following the walk is […]

PSA for VCAS – Free Family Star Party – Saturday, August 24th, 2019

PSA for VCAS – Free Family Star Party – Saturday,  August 24th, 2019

Free Star Party and Perseid Meteor Watch Saturday, August 24th from 8:00 to 10:00 pm at the Moorpark College Observatory. Watch a PowerPoint on what’s up then see the night sky through the best telescopes in Ventura County. 7075 Campus Rd. Moorpark. FMI https://www.facebook.com/VCAS.Astronomy/ PSA for VCAS – Free Family Star Party – Sat August 24th, 2019 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm Moorpark […]

PSA for Ventura County Astronomical Society – Friday August 16, 2019

PSA for Ventura County Astronomical Society – Friday August 16, 2019

Is Galaxy Evolution Knowable? Can we know what a Galaxy will look like in a billion years based upon a single snapshot from the present? Dr. Louis Abramson of UCLA will explore these questions and more on Friday,  August 16, 2019 from 7:15 to 9 pm, Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Rd, Moorpark 93021 This […]

Arroyo Hondo Preserve Herb Walk and Native Plant Sale | Saturday July 20

Arroyo Hondo Preserve Herb Walk and Native Plant Sale | Saturday July 20

Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer will lead an Herb Walk at Arroyo Hondo Preserve on the Gaviota Coast north of Santa Barbara on Saturday, July 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The walk will conclude with a direct-from-the-grower native plant sale hosted by Santa Barbara Natives (SBN), a native plant nursery founded by […]

VCAS Reminder: “T” Minus 9 days and Counting

VCAS Reminder: “T” Minus 9 days and Counting

👉VCAS Needs You Saturday, July 20th!👈 It’s Our Open House & Apollo 11 Public Star Party 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. Gates open at 7pm. Star Party is from 8 to 11 pm Suggestions on what to bring: + LOTS OF TELESCOPES! [It’s a Star Party 1st 🔭] + While at your telescope – Have your smart phone […]

Pleasant Valley Historical Society Presents Bee and Butterfly Day

Pleasant Valley Historical Society Presents Bee and Butterfly Day

The Pleasant Valley Historical Society will have its annual Bee & Butterfly Day on Sunday July 14 from 1 to 4 PM.  The event takes place at the Charles L. Honn Botanical Garden at 720 Las Posas Road in Camarillo.  This is a family friendly event and the Garden and Museum are open to the […]

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