HEALTH CLASSIC HERB WALK AND SLIDESHOW TALK ON SATURDAY, JUNE 3 Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer will join the faculty of the 25th Annual Health Classic at the beautiful La Casa De Maria Retreat Center in Montecito on Saturday, June 3, from 11:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. His program will consist of an Herb Walk on the […]

Ready to escape the burn area and experience the spring wildflowers in the mountains? Join Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer and a friendly group of like-minded lovers of the outdoors for a Nature Hike to Potrero John Camp, deep in the Sespe Wilderness of the Los Padres National Forest, on Saturday, May 12, from 9:00 a.m. […]

Following a great hike there in March, the Herb Walks with Lanny Kaufer program will return to the secluded Stunt High Trail along Cold Creek in the Calabasas Hills on the north side of the Santa Monica Mountains on Sunday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This will be an easy, slow-paced walk, […]

The Herb Walks with Lanny Kaufer program will make its way up the scenic Maricopa Highway to Pine Mountain on Sunday, June 24, for a Summer Solstice Nature Hike. Attendees will visit some of the most spectacular scenery and natural habitat that Ventura County has to offer with Ojai native plant guide and Herb Walks […]

Fall Equinox Nature Hike on Pine Mountain with Lanny Kaufer  Sunday, September 30, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Learn identification and uses of native plants and explore the ecosystem of the Mixed Conifer Forest at 7000 feet during pine nut season Cost: $25 adults; $20 seniors 62-up and students 13-18 Kids 5-12 free, one per […]

With the weekend workers in mind, on Memorial Day Monday, May 27, Ojai naturalist Lanny Kaufer will lead a group 2 miles into Matilija Campground in the heart of the Matilija Wilderness, one of his favorite locations in the Los Padres National Forest. The views of the surrounding mountains are stunning and there is a great diversity of riparian and […]

Celebrate the Summer Solstice on Sunday, June 23, with a Nature Hike on Pine Mountain led by native plant educator Lanny Kaufer. He’ll visit some of the most spectacular scenery and habitat that Ventura County has to offer just when many late spring wildflowers are blooming at an elevation of 7000 feet.  According to Craig Carey, author of Hiking and Backpacking Santa […]