If it’s been awhile since you’ve communed with nature, or maybe just visited the local experts at Placerita Nature Center, the annual Open House is a good time to go. On May 11, 2019 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. the public is invited to see animal presentations, take hikes, pan for “fool’s gold” and participate in hands-on nature crafts. There will also be live music, caricatures, and the gift shop is open.
The annual event is free to attend and many families pack a picnic lunch for the day. The Placerita Nature Center has weekly events as well.
Every Saturday they hold a Family Nature Walk at 11 a.m. and a Native Live Animal Presentation at 1 p.m.
Every second Saturday of the month there is a docent-led Bird Walk starting at 8 a.m. for beginning to advanced birders. Bring binoculars, a field guide and water.
Every third Saturday of the month there is a Twilight Hike. The following is the Twilight Hike schedule:
April 20 at 7:00 p.m.
May 18 at 8:00 p.m.
June 15 at 8:00 p.m.
July 20 at 8:00 p.m.
Every third Sunday of the month there is a Community Nature Education Series held at 2 p.m. with a different topic each month. Check the website calendar for the current schedule.
Every fourth Saturday of the month there is a “Blooms of the Season” wildflower walk from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Every second Saturday of the month there is a “Nature Tots” program for children 3 to 5 years old from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Pre-Registration is required.
Placerita Nature Center is located at 19152 Placerita Canyon Road in Newhall. Call 661-259-7721 or visit Placerita.org.