In celebration of the release of the Natural History Museum's book Wild LA: Explore the Amazing Nature In and Around Los Angeles, Vroman's Bookstore hosts an exclusive hiking tour of Eaton Canyon, led by Wild LA contributors Lila Higgins and Greg Pauly.
Tickets are available on Eventbrite, and must be purchased BEFORE THE EVENT. No same day walk-ups will be accepted. All tickets include one spot on the hike and one copy of Wild LA.
We will meet at the Eaton Canyon Nature Center at 11am for check in and an introduction by our guides before we start the hike. The hike will run about an hour. Be sure to dress appropriately and don't forget your sunscreen!
Eaton Canyon Natural Area & Nature Center is located at 1750 N. Altadena Dr. in Pasadena.
Parking: Park in the paved lot and an overflow dirt lot. Parking is also available on the street.
The handing out of books and a book signing with Lila Higgins and Greg Pauly will immediately follow the hike.
If there are any questions please call Vroman’s at (626) 449-5320 or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Wild LA contributors and tour guides:
Lila M. Higgins grew up on a farm in the United Kingdom, where she had lots of time for unstructured play in the wild. Her love for nature, especially insects, grew out of this time and led her to study entomology and environmental education. Her work at Mass Audubon Society's Drumlin Farms sanctuary and at the Mary Vagle Nature Center focused on connecting people to nature, particularly in urban settings. Currently she oversees NHMLA's community science program and loves getting people involved in studying the plants and animals that live in Los Angeles.
Dr. Gregory B. Pauly is Curator of Herpetology and Co-Director of the Urban Nature Research Center at NHM. Since joining the Museum in 2012, he has focused his research on the impacts of urbanization on wildlife. He is an advocate for community science and believes partnerships between professional scientists and community members can revolutionize scientific research. His fieldwork has involved studying frogs in tropical rainforests, lizards in the Mojave Desert, and introduced geckos across Southern California neighborhoods. He has authored or coauthored numerous scientific publications, including several with community scientist coauthors.