Nature Programs/ Special Events

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Out of the Wilds and into Your Garden

Crawly Critters – Common reptiles and amphibians of local gardens and their habitats.
Saturday, Nov. 4, 2-4 pm

Leroy Abrams and his Los Angeles flora: unique L.A. County plants for the small garden.
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2-4 pm

DRAWING IN NATURE Learn the basics of using colored pencils, including blending, burnishing and impressed line, while incorporating the techniques of botanical drawing. Bring a lunch and wear walking shoes. Saturdays, September 9 , November 11, 10:00AM - 3:00PM. Adults only. $80 per person for unit of two classes. Call (562) 570-1745 to register. Pre-registration is required. Visit

El Dorado Audubon Society Meeting Join us for intriguing presentations and discussion on the conservation of native birds and their habitats. Thursday evenings, September 21, October 19, November16. Free program. AUDUBON BIRD WALK Whether you’re a new birder or just want to sharpen your skills, join members of El Dorado Audubon for a morning walk through the Nature Center. Sundays, September 10, October 8, November 12, 8PM. Free program.

The Nature Center will be blooming with thousands of California native plants for sale. Your purchase benefits the Center and supports habitat restoration. Event begins at 9:30 AM. Current members of “Friends” get in early at 9:00 AM.Public sale hours 9:30AM-2PM. Come early for the best selection. Saturday, October 14.

Come to the Nature Center to celebrate the power and wisdom of storytelling from the Long Beach Storytellers. Saturday, November 18, 7:30 - 9:30 PM. Ages 12 & up. $5 per person. Call (562) 570-1745. TURTLE SHOW Members of the Southern California Turtle and Tortoise Care Society will display turtles from all over the world. Saturday, September 16, 10AM – 3 PM. Free program

FAMILY NIGHT WALKS What do the animals do at night? Find out on a naturalist-led exploration of the darkened trails of the Nature Center. All ages. An adult must accompany persons under the age of 18. Tuesdays, 7 - 9PM. $5 per person. Under 2 years old, free. 22682 September 12 22683 October 10 22684 November 14