Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon Society
|Last updated August 1, 2015
Serving the Palos Verdes Peninsula and
the Greater South Bay Area
Audubon leaders Martin Byhower and Stephanie Bryan will lead this walk through the garden, located in Palos Verdes.
See Martin's recent article on birdwalks in the Garden. There is a minimal charge for nonmembers of the SCBG
Foundation; you may join at the entrance. The garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Blvd, Palos Verdes. Click the link
above for directions.
|South Coast Botanic Garden Birdwalk, Select Sundays and Wednesdays (see dates below);
Leaders: Steve Dexter, Manuel Duran, Ed Griffin
August 9; September 13 Time: 8 A.M. - 12 Noon South Coast Botanic Garden
All Second Sunday birdwalks at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park are
canceled indefinitely due to construction at the Park.
All Third Wednesday birdwalks at South Coast Botanic Garden will be
canceled from June through October.
Visit the best birding areas in the South Bay with Dave Moody and Friends. Meet at Madrona Marsh Nature Center
parking lot. Click the link above for directions.
|"Tour de Torrance," Tuesdays; Leader: Dave Moody; on the following
August 4, 18; September 1, 15, 29 Time: 8:30 A.M. Madrona Marsh Nature Center
Madrona Marsh is the last vernal marsh in the LA Basin. It is home to a number of rare habitats that attract many
hard-to-find species of plants, birds and other animals. These free walks are held on the second Wednesday of each
month, beginning at 8 A.M. from the gate on Plaza del Amo, just west of Madrona Ave. Click the link above for directions.
| Madrona Marsh Birdwalk, Second Wednesday, last Saturday; Leader: Bob Shanman
August 12, 22; September 9, 26 Time: 8 A.M. Madrona Marsh Nature Center
If you find a sick, injured, or orphaned bird (or other mammal) the South Bay Wildlife
Rehab organization can help. Visit their website or call (310) 378-9921 for assistance.
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|IMPORTANT! PV/SB Audubon field trips are generally free, but donations of any amount
are much appreciated and will help support programs of the PV/SB Audubon chapter.
Our September speaker is Dr. Lenny Vincent, who will tantalize us with a discussion and presentation of images of spider
biology including web building, predation techniques, defense against enemies, molting, births, growth, courtship,
reproduction and external and internal anatomy, and various uses of silk including web building. He will also
touch on the topic of dangerous spiders and which ones are common here in Southern California with his guide to
identification, which can be referenced in his website: ocspiderguide.com. The presentation will also illustrate how
spiders differ from other arthropods.
Click here for the full program description. Everyone welcome! Come and enjoy the program, have some light
refreshments, socialize with friends, and fill out a ticket for the door prize drawing. Prizes are donated by Wild Birds
Unlimited. The Madrona Marsh Nature Center is located at 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance, CA 90503.
There will be no PV/SB Audubon 3rd Tuesday Get-Together in August due to the Chapter's Annual
Strategic Planning Meeting. This meeting will take place 8 A.M. to Noon on Saturday August 15 at
the Madrona Marsh Nature Center. All Audubon members and friends are welcome.
|PVSB Audubon 3rd Thesday Get-Together
“Spiders” Presented by Dr. Lenny Vincent
September 15, 7:00 P.M. at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center
|PVPLC’s Cactus Wren Citizen Science Monitoring
You are invited to join our new Citizen Science Program for monitoring the charismatic
cactus wrens in our preserves. This will be an annual program to track the birds, their nests,
and their success in rearing babies. Training will take place in February. The monitoring will
begin in March and last through August. Volunteers are asked to perform a minimum of four
hours of monitoring monthly.
If you would like to join this program, please respond to Ann Dalkey, Stewardship Associate
in Research, Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.
310-541-7613 x208 (Office days Tues-Thurs) or email@example.com