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  Yellowstone is opening the park in phases with limited services We’re open! Yellowstone is opening in phases with limited services.     EXPERIENCE YELLOWSTONE Discover the magic of the world’s first national park. If you’re looking to experience the wonders of Yellowstone this summer, we have continued with our phased re-opening. Additional lodging will be […]

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 […]

Whale Watching Season Begins in Oxnard!

Whale Watching Season Begins in Oxnard!

Oxnard, CA – It’s that time of year to catch a glimpse of nature’s gentle giants during Whale Watching Season taking place off the coast of Oxnard.  The season officially begins the day after Christmas, December 26, 2019, and continues through April 2020.  Trips depart from Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard. Island Packers, Ventura County’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Register Now for Landscape Classes in Oxnard

Register Now for Landscape Classes in Oxnard

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Herb Walks | The California Field Atlas | Spend the Day with Award-winning Author-Illustrator Obi Kaufmann

Herb Walks | The California Field Atlas | Spend the Day with Award-winning Author-Illustrator Obi Kaufmann

Herb Walks with Lanny Kaufer has arranged with author Obi Kaufmann for an intimate event in Ojai on Saturday, February 10th, 2018 at the Ventura River Preserve and a downtown indoor location. This unique workshop will be of great interest to naturalists and artists alike. Obi will join Lanny on a nature walk in the morning and then share the […]

Here’s even more evidence that you need to spend time enjoying nature

Here’s even more evidence that you need to spend time enjoying nature

“I saw this little flower as I was coming back from my class…and it really gave me a strong sense of hope.” Connecting with nature improves people’s moods. Pixabay Twentieth Century German social psychologist Erich Fromm first advanced the notion that humans hold an inborn connection to nature.

Seven tips for shooting nature photos with your smartphone camera

Seven tips for shooting nature photos with your smartphone camera

Make every day Nature Photography Day! Leaning outside the viewing window on this Alaskan train allowed me to include some of the cars in the photo to give context to the rest of the scene. Shot with a Nokia Lumia 910. Stan Horaczek National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson is responsible for some of the best […]

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