What we're about

In Southern California and beyond, our naturalists offer a wide range of natural and cultural history activities, including guided nature walks (foraging, birding, wildlife tracking), living history reenactment, storytelling, outdoor music gatherings, volunteer opportunities and more!

Our services are available to the general public, school groups, scouts, religious institutions, businesses, non-profits, public agencies, private parties, neighborhoods and clubs.

Naturalist For You is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, public benefit corporation. All donations are tax-deductible.

Mission: Connecting everyone to local wilderness!

WEBSITE: https://www.naturalist-for-you.org

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Upcoming events (4+)

Maze Stone Historical Hike, Bell View Trail #archaeology #historyhike

Los Primos Mexican Food

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Embark on an easy to moderate 2-mile hike to find the original location of the Indigenous artifact known as the Maze Stone, a "boulder upon which are pitted crude figures and an intricate maze. It may be the key to the story of prehistoric occupation of California," according to Terry Stephenson, author of Shadows of Old Saddleback. The Native American artifact was removed from a ridge between Bell and lower Trabuco Canyon in 1935 and relocated to the courtyard of Bower's Museum in Santa Ana. Identify plants and wildlife along the way and learn about the Ajachement tribe. Full sun exposure, uneven terrain and a few hundred feet of elevation gain.

Watch short YouTube maze stone documentary: https://youtu.be/23Hn12wGsrQ

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Hillcrest Park & The Olde Ship, Fullerton

The Olde Ship

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Fisherman Arthur Walton has bagged his fair share of fish tales. If you're hungry enough to take the bait, meet at The Olde Ship, follow him up the hill to Fullerton's first reservoir and hear farfetched fables about historic landmarks, flora and fauna. He even brags that he is related to Izaak Walton, the famous English author who published The Compleat Angler in 1653. Afterwards, reward yourself with the finest fish 'n' chips and drinks at The Olde Ship British Pub & Restaurant. A jolly English-themed storytelling gathering for the whole family! Easy to moderate 2-mile walk with few hundred feet of elevation gain, steep hills and stairways.

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Pirate Sea Cave @ Dana Point #halloween #pirates #seacave

Ocean Institute

MUST SECURE RSVP: CALL[masked] or EMAIL [masked] with # in party to confirm participation. MEET NEXT TO THE DOCK WHERE THE BRIG PILGRIM TALL SHIP SANK.

Celebrate Halloween with a hike to the hidden SEA CAVE at Dana Point with Captain Will Radford. WEAR A PIRATE UNIFORM AND TALK LIKE A PIRATE. Navigate the rocky TIDE POOLS below steep cliffs. Search for sea hares, crabs, lobsters, octopi, peregrine falcons and other wild beasts. SING SEA SHANTIES and hear tall tales of buccaneers, sea monsters and buried treasure. Bring a full meal in a backpack to enjoy at the cave. UNEVEN/WET TERRAIN, LOOSE ROCKS, SUN EXPOSURE AND CHANCE OF GETTING FEET WET. ROUGHLY 1 MILE ROUND-TRIP. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE WITH MEDICAL OR MOBILITY RESTRICTIONS. Remember, dead men tell no tales...

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INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/queenannesblouse/
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC63GGo7T6WREKWvB6YDjYhg

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San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary

IRWD San Joaquin Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

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Join us for an easy walk around a series of wetlands where a diversity of birds and other wildlife congregate. Stop frequently to observe, appreciate and identify wildlife and plants. Chance of seeing fall migrants. Bring binoculars. Fun for the whole family! Roughly 2-miles round-trip with no elevation gain. Mostly full sun exposure with some shade. Carry water and snacks.

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Past events (1,825)

Icehouse Canyon #sangabrielmountains #shade #creek

Padua Park

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