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Eagle Viewing

Join a volunteer naturalist at Dana Pt. Park (near Cpt. John's Marina) to get a glance at Jackie and Shadow, parents of 2 eggs on the Fawnskin eagle's nest. Robin will have a spotting scope set up and can answer all your eagle questions.

    • Bald Eagle
Categories: Discovery Center

Volunteer Restoration at the Lytle Creek Nursery

Lytle Creek Native Plant Nursery, Lytle Creek Ranger Station

About this Event

Easy | 3-4 hours max. | Number of Volunteers: 20 | Family Friendly



Nursery Work

9:30AM - 1:00PM meet at the Lytle Creek Ranger Station

Restoration - Forest Nursery


Join us for a fun day out in the forest nursery. This is an easy project that anyone can participate in.

Projects vary by season from painting sheds, installing fencing and other maintenance projects to watering plants, weeding, planting, bumping up seedlings to bigger pots or collecting native seeds - whatever needs to be done that day.

By growing and planting native plants from locally collected seeds, we protect native habitat, sensitive species, as well as unique cultural resources.

You can feel good knowing you are helping to restore the Forest we all enjoy and love. 🌱

No training needed. Families welcome. Bring lunch, water, and sun protection. No services nearby.

Thanks to our partners at the US Forest Service.

Email at volunteer@mountainsfoundation.org for more information.


Pinecone Birdfeeders

Join one of our naturalists at Chirp Nature Center in the Village to make your very own pinecone birdfeeder! Take it home and watch your backyard birds stop by for a treat.  The address is 40850 Village Dr., Big Bear Lake (weather dependent). Free!

    • PineCone BirdFeeder Discovery Center
Categories: Discovery Center

Cougar Crest walk

Meet at the Cougar Crest Trail parking lot for a guided walk with a naturalist. The walk is one hour and easy/moderate. Learn about the flora and fauna of Big Bear, as well as some history. If there is inclement weather, the hike will be cancelled. No sign-ups are required. Just meet at the trailhead and find our naturalist. Wearing layers and good hiking shoes is recommended. Bringing water is also suggested. An Adventure Pass is required in the parking lot.

    • Discovery Center Nature Walk Volunteer
Categories: Discovery Center

Woodland Trail Hike

Meet at the Woodland Trail parking lot for a guided hike with a naturalist. Guided hikes with a Discovery Center volunteer naturalist are  available on many of your favorite Big Bear trails on weekends. Hikes will be 1 hour long, and vary from easy to moderate. Learn about the flora and fauna of Big Bear, as well as some history.  If there is inclement weather, the hike will be cancelled. No sign-ups are required. Just meet at the trailhead and find our naturalist. Wearing layers and good hiking shoes is recommended. Bringing water is also suggested. An Adventure Pass is required for all locations

    • Discovery Center Nature Walk Volunteer
Categories: Discovery Center

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