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Thank you for your patience and understanding as we recover from the damage from the Thomas Fire on our trails. In the coming months trails will likely open and close depending on rain and changing trail conditions. Click here for current information and trail notifications »

Archive for May, 2015

Desire Under the Oaks

By on May 16, 2015 in Notes from the Nursery Manager with 1 Comment
Desire Under the Oaks

One of the more frequent questions I get in my capacity as local plant nerd is what can I plant underneath my oak trees. Planting under oaks is tricky for a number of reasons. First, they are large and evergreen, thus allowing precious little sunlight to reach the ground anywhere near the trunk. Secondly, oak […]

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National Trails Day – Free Guided Nature Hikes and Walks

By on May 16, 2015 in Events with 0 Comments
National Trails Day – Free Guided Nature Hikes and Walks

Celebrate National Trails Day with free guided nature hikes and walks Saturday June 6, 2015 In celebration of the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day, the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy staff and docents will lead free guided nature hikes and walks on five of our Nature Preserves. The events will all begin at 8:30 AM […]

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All About Ojai: Urban Carnivores

By on May 7, 2015 in Around Our Valley, Events with 0 Comments
All About Ojai: Urban Carnivores

Update 7/79/15: Thank you to Jenny Fitzgerald who gave a fantastic talk about mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains a few weeks ago for our All About Ojai series. For those of you that wanted more information on the Liberty Canyon puma crossing project, here is a short film about it: ALL ABOUT OJAI: Environmental […]

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Rocks, Roots & Weather

By on May 7, 2015 in Around Our Valley, Events with 1 Comment
Rocks, Roots & Weather

Works by Patty Van Dyke Twenty percent of the sales from this show will go the OVLC with deep appreciation. Red Brick Gallery 315 E. Main St., Ventura, CA 93001 May 19 – July 28 Anne Lamott says there are really only three prayers – “Please, please, please,” “Thank you, “ and “Wow!” This series […]

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National Trails Day

By on May 4, 2015 in Around Our Valley, Events with 0 Comments
National Trails Day

Saturday, June 6th, 2015 There will be guided hikes at five our or preserves. Check back for details soon.

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Bird Walk Checklist

Bird Walk Checklist

We had a fabulous bird walk at the Ojai Meadows Preserve this past Saturday with Jesse Grantham. Here is the list of the birds we saw, as a few photographs of the highlights thanks to Mike! 35 species total 5 Turkey Vulture 1 Cooper’s Hawk 1 Eurasian Collared-Dove 10 Mourning Dove 1 Greater Roadrunner 3 […]

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OVLC Restoration Volunteer Highlights

OVLC Restoration Volunteer Highlights

The OVLC has been fortunate to have a number of locals volunteering at our preserves. A regular volunteer group at both the Ojai Meadows Preserve and the Ventura River Steelhead Preserve is Once Upon a Watershed. Once Upon a Watershed is an outdoor education program that provides hands-on watershed education, restoration, and stewardship to 4th, […]

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