The mission of the Natural San Luis Docent Program is “to foster and encourage awareness of the natural heritage of the City of San Luis Obispo region, to share knowledge of the relationships among living organisms, including humans, and their environment, and to help support the activities of the City of San Luis Obispo’s Natural Resources Protection Program.”

Upcoming Events

Feb
25
Sat
9:00 am Docent-led Hike at Johnson Ranch @ Johnson Ranch Trailhead
Docent-led Hike at Johnson Ranch @ Johnson Ranch Trailhead
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Docent-led Hike at Johnson Ranch @ Johnson Ranch Trailhead | San Luis Obispo | California | United States
Johnson Ranch Trailhead directions: Take Higuera Street until it turns into South Higuera Street. Park at turnout located at the intersection of South Higuera Street and Ontario Road. Trailhead is on the right, just off[...]
9:00 am SLO City Ranger Workday @ Islay ... @ Islay Hill, Sweetbay Ln.
SLO City Ranger Workday @ Islay ... @ Islay Hill, Sweetbay Ln.
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Volunteers assist City of SLO Rangers twice per month on specific sections of the open space in need of maintenance. All workdays run from 9am to 12pm. Rain cancels. Meet at the Trailhead listed. Bring[...]
Mar
4
Sat
8:00 am Hike w/ ECOSLO at Reservoir Canyon @ Reservoir Canyon
Hike w/ ECOSLO at Reservoir Canyon @ Reservoir Canyon
Mar 4 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Hike w/ ECOSLO at Reservoir Canyon @ Reservoir Canyon | San Luis Obispo | California | United States
Join Seth for a hike at Reservoir Canyon.  Hikes typically last 2-3 hours, dependent on pace of the group. RESERVOIR CANYON  Directions: Take Highway 101 North from San Luis Obispo. About a mile past city[...]
Mar
11
Sat
9:00 am SLO City Ranger Workday @ Cerro ... @ Cerro San Luis
SLO City Ranger Workday @ Cerro ... @ Cerro San Luis
Mar 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Volunteers assist City of SLO Rangers twice per month on specific sections of the open space in need of maintenance. All workdays run from 9am to 12pm. Rain cancels. Meet at the Trailhead listed. Bring[...]
5:00 pm Protect Price Canyon Monthly Mee... @ Harmony House Yoga
Protect Price Canyon Monthly Mee... @ Harmony House Yoga
Mar 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
This meeting will be a potluck style social gathering. This is a great opportunity to join your neighbors and community for an evening to learn more about what Protect Price Canyon is doing and what[...]
Mar
19
Sun
1:00 pm SLO City Ranger Led Hike @ Reservoir Canyon
SLO City Ranger Led Hike @ Reservoir Canyon
Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ranger led hikes are a great way to learn more about the open spaces you enjoy.  Rangers cover topics from flora and fauna to local history of open spaces.  These hikes are also a great way[...]
Mar
25
Sat
9:00 am SLO City Ranger Workday @ Irish ... @ Irish Hills
SLO City Ranger Workday @ Irish ... @ Irish Hills
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Volunteers assist City of SLO Rangers twice per month on specific sections of the open space in need of maintenance. All workdays run from 9am to 12pm. Rain cancels. Meet at the Trailhead listed. Bring[...]
Apr
8
Sat
9:00 am SLO City Ranger Workday @ Reserv... @ Reservoir Canyon
SLO City Ranger Workday @ Reserv... @ Reservoir Canyon
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Volunteers assist City of SLO Rangers twice per month on specific sections of the open space in need of maintenance. All workdays run from 9am to 12pm. Rain cancels. Meet at the Trailhead listed. Bring[...]
6:00 pm ECOSLO 45th Anniversary Celebrat... @ iFixit
ECOSLO 45th Anniversary Celebrat... @ iFixit
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
ECOSLO 45th Anniversary Celebration: Empowering a Sustainable SLO County @ iFixit | San Luis Obispo | California | United States
ECOSLO Anniversary Celebration! 45 years of empowering a sustainable San Luis Obispo County Gather with long-time and new ECOSLO friends to celebrate 45 years of environmental advocacy, education, and action!  Doors open at 6pm on[...]
Apr
16
Sun
1:00 pm SLO City Ranger Led Hike @ Irish Hills
SLO City Ranger Led Hike @ Irish Hills
Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ranger led hikes are a great way to learn more about the open spaces you enjoy.  Rangers cover topics from flora and fauna to local history of open spaces.  These hikes are also a great way[...]

December SLO Stewards hike with Seth: Laguna Lake

The morning started off a little bit chilly, but as the group progressed under the nice crisp blue skies we warmed up!  It was a good group of six participants, a couple of who had never been to Laguna Lake before.  Seth, the lead volutneer SLO Stewards docent for this hike, always finds it fun to show participants new spots and share information about the surrounding area. The group was rewarded with sweeping views of the morro’s and surrounding valleys as well as listening to the birds chirp away – there was even a few wildflowers still... read more

August Hike with Jan, Felsman Loop

I was joined by four hikers at 7:00 am on a foggy Saturday morning. Two were locals and two were from the Bay Area.  All were enthusiastic hikers.  We set off for the the Felsman Loop.  It’s a trail with moderate elevation gains and a distance of about 2.7 miles.  Lucky for us we had a botanist who was also well-versed in critters, too.  We had a nice easy hike with many stops to investigate some very large beetles and pill bugs that were leaving interesting tracks on the trail.  Ants were busy harvesting seeds and carrying them back to the nest.  Mountain mahogany tails were putting on a display.  The highlight of the day was fishing for spiders!  We found several spider holes in the trail that had a thin layer of web at the entrance to trap unsuspecting creatures.  We stuck a grass stem down the hole and the spider grabbed it.  We all jumped and laughed at the same time! Jan... read more

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