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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sunset Moonrise Herb Walk in Ojai with Lanny Kaufer: Monday, July 15, 2019

Sunset Moonrise Herb Walk in Ojai with Lanny Kaufer: Monday, July 15, 2019

Ojai herbalist Lanny Kaufer’s March and April Full Moon Sunset Nature Walks were so much fun he’s doing one again on the night before the July full moon. The following night, though technically the official full moon, would have the group out too late for most people on a weeknight. On Monday, July 15, the […]

Summer Solstice Nature Hike on Pine Mountain Sunday June 23

Summer Solstice Nature Hike on Pine Mountain Sunday June 23

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 […]

Nature Hike to Potrero John Camp in the Sespe Wilderness

Nature Hike to Potrero John Camp in the Sespe Wilderness

Thanks to a wet winter and spring, the wildflowers and herbs in the mountains above Ojai are thriving as we approach the summer months. Join native plant guide Lanny Kaufer on Saturday, June 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a Nature Hike to Potrero John Camp, deep in the Sespe Wilderness of the Los […]

Obi Kaufmann and The State of Water | Herbwalks June 29th

Obi Kaufmann and The State of Water | Herbwalks June 29th

Author of the bestselling and award winning California Field Atlas, Obi Kaufmann will make a return appearance in Ojai on Saturday, June 29, on the statewide book tour for his next published work, The State of Water, Understanding California’s Most Precious Resource (HEYDAY, June 2019). Obi’s February 2018 visit here as the guest of Ojai’s Lanny Kaufer, included […]

Memorial Day Nature Hike in Matilija Canyon | May 27, 2019

Memorial Day Nature Hike in Matilija Canyon | May 27, 2019

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 […]

Bounty of a Working Medicinal Herb Garden on Saturday, April 27, 2019

Bounty of a Working Medicinal Herb Garden on Saturday, April 27, 2019

Gardener/herbalist Carol Wade and native plant guide Lanny Kaufer invite you to join them on Saturday, April 27, for a workshop at Ojai’s Earth Island Medicinal Herb Garden — miraculously spared by the 2017 fire — to appreciate the nature still standing, the resiliency of the natural world and of our human bodies, and the […]

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