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Spring Equinox Nature Hike & Plant Sale at Taft Gardens and Nature Preserve with Lanny Kaufer on Saturday, March 21

Spring Equinox Nature Hike & Plant Sale at Taft Gardens and Nature Preserve with Lanny Kaufer on Saturday, March 21

Now that Mother Nature has had three winters worth of rain with which to recover from the 2017 fire, Ojai naturalist Lanny Kaufer is going back for a private tour of the amazing Taft Gardens & Nature Preserve on Saturday March 21, from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The property, located west of Ojai in […]

Spring Foraging & Survival Workshop with Christopher Nyerges to include primitive fire-making

Spring Foraging & Survival Workshop with Christopher Nyerges to include primitive fire-making

Join Ojai herbalist Lanny Kaufer and special guest author/forager/survivalist Christopher Nyerges on Saturday, March 28, in Ojai to learn seasonal foraging and primitive firemaking. Participants will identify and process edible greens, soap sources, and other useful plants, learn to ignite a fire using only natural plant materials, and enjoy other activities from Christopher’s vast repertoire […]

Ventura Audubon – Volunteer Naturalists Need in 2020 | Learn about endangered shorebirds

Ventura Audubon – Volunteer Naturalists Need in 2020 | Learn about endangered shorebirds

Share your knowledge with others Make a difference in the lives of these endangered birds! Attend a free 4-hr training session*, choose one: *  all sessions run from 9am-1pm   ·       March 7th ·       March 28th ·       April 11th ·       April 25th ·       May 2nd   WE will teach you about the western snowy plover […]

Wilderness course starts Feb. 19

Wilderness course starts Feb. 19

By John Hankins The local Sierra Club’s Wilderness Basics Course begins Feb. 19, the popular and premiere hands-on course that will make you savvy and safe in the backcountry on an overnight or day hike, sponsored by experts of the Los Padres Chapter and friends. Those friends include people from the Ojai Search and Rescue […]

Presidents’ Day Herb Walk & Stone Soup Picnic on Monday, February 17, 2020

Presidents’ Day Herb Walk & Stone Soup Picnic on Monday, February 17, 2020

Join Ojai herbalist and forager Lanny Kaufer on Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 17, for an Herb Walk and “Stone Soup” Picnic at Euterpe Farms in Ojai. He’ll walk the borders of the farm adjacent to the Ventura River Preserve identifying edible and medicinal plants such as sagebrush, purple sage, white sage, and elderberry. Then he’ll […]

Marine Biologist and Naturalist Holly Lohuis to Speak at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum Speaker Series on February 19th

Marine Biologist and Naturalist Holly Lohuis to Speak at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum Speaker Series on February 19th

Oxnard, CA: The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is proud to welcome Marine Biologist and Naturalist Holly Lohuis to its 2020 Speaker Series on Wednesday, February 19th, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. She will be speaking on “Embracing Change Through Ocean Exploration: Complexities of Ocean Environments and the Inspiration for a Sustainable Future of Our […]

Channel Islands Maritime Museum to Host “Celebration of the Whales” Festival on March 22, 2020

Channel Islands Maritime Museum to Host “Celebration of the Whales” Festival on March 22, 2020

Oxnard, CA – The Channel Islands Maritime Museum will host a free family-friendly whale-themed festival March 22, 2020, from 11 am to 3 pm in conjunction with the 23rd annual Celebration of the Whales event at Channel Islands Harbor.  The festival will feature hands-on educational booths, including a live touch tank, craft activities, a bounce […]

Ira The Lion Celebrates His 6TH Birthday at Moorpark College

Ira The Lion Celebrates His 6TH Birthday at Moorpark College

America’s Teaching Zoo (ATZ) at Moorpark College invites the community to celebrate Ira the Lion’s 6th birthday on Feb. 1. The day of festivities includes Ira unwrapping edible gifts made by his student trainers and guests singing “Happy Birthday” before eating birthday cake at 1 p.m. Children and adults can visit the craft station to decorate […]

Ventura County Public Works Agency Reopens the Ojai Valley Bike Trail through Casitas Springs Area

Ventura County Public Works Agency Reopens the Ojai Valley Bike Trail through Casitas Springs Area

Ventura County Public Works Agency’s (VCPWA) Watershed Protection District (WPD) is working to reduce repeated flooding in the Casitas Spring community and State Route (SR) 33 by constructing the Fresno Canyon Diversion Project. The new Fresno Canyon Diversion, which is nearly finished, constructs a new storm drain facility, approximately 1,500 feet in length. The project […]

Full Moon Sunset Herb Walk and After-Party on Saturday, February 8, 2020

Full Moon Sunset Herb Walk and After-Party on Saturday, February 8, 2020

On Saturday evening, February 8, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Ojai native plant educator Lanny Kaufer will lead a plant identification Full Moon Sunset Herb Walk to a vista point above the Ojai Valley where the group can watch the moon rise at 5:15 p.m. and the sun set at 5:25 p.m.  Following the walk, […]

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