​Please RSVP as soon as possible, as seats are limited.

Wildlife Art Show at the Gallery at Warner Springs

​31652 Highway 79, House #1 
Warner Springs, California 92086

June 1, 2019: SPEAKER EVENT

Leigh Bittner from the Wildlife Research Institute speaking about the local wildlife's challenges.

“All Things are Connected”

WRI works to protect our local raptors and other wildlife. Leigh Bittner, Managing Director of the Wildlife Research Institute, Inc.

Wine graciously donated by Shadow Mountain Vineyard


Dr. Winston Vickers and Jamie Bourdon (UC Davis and SMER)

“Living with mountain lions in Southern California and the effort to save habitat and corridors for their long term persistence.” 

Wine graciously donated by Sierra Roble Winery and Vineyard

Featured artist: Heather Lara

A technical artist that specializes in animal art using various and unique media

May 3rd through July

Hikes and speaker events are being offered in coordination with the Show.

All Speaker Events are from 4:00-6:00 PM

July 13th: “Wildlife Connectivity in Southern California”: will discuss their Wildlife Connectivity program for our red ion. Trish Smith and Cara Lacey with The Nature Conservancy.

Wine graciously donated by Emerald Creek Winery

Tickets: $20 per person, per event
Appetizers, featured local wine, at demo and presentation all included.

Space is limited, so please RSVP quickly to Pam Nelson,, and if mailing a check, post mark 10 days prior to the event of your choice.

Payment Options:

Use your Paypal account Payment addressed to
Send check payable to Sierra Club SMG.
Mail to: Sierra Club SMG c/o Pam Nelson

38723 Hwy 79 Warner Springs, CA 92086
Questions? call 951-767-2324

Hikes-Free  An approximately 2-mile hike that winds through chaparral and oak woodlands on the California Riding and Hiking Trail will be the route for these hikes. The excursions culminate at the Gallery to view the wildlife artwork on display. This easy hike is on a recently graded dirt road. The walk takes 90 minutes.

Please park at the Chapel on Stage Road, 1/4 mile north on CA-79 from the gallery. We will be starting the hike there. Sign up and see more info


---May 26, 2019 2-4 PM



Our next Earth Day Festival planning meeting will be September 26, 2019, Thursday, 1:00 pm at Vail Headquarters

​Tentative date for 2020 Earth Day: Saturday, April 4, 2020

Our scheduled Outreach Meeting is coming up fast!

Thursday, June 6, 1:00 pm, at Vail Headquarters.



​​​Thursday, June 13, General Meeting
​Temecula Library
30600 Pauba Rd
Temecula CA 

Doors open at 6:00 pm

Social time: 6:30

Speaker: 7:00

Speaker:  Billie Beckley

M.S. Candidate | Marine Ecology 
San Diego State University 
Coastal and Marine Institute 
Kelp Ecology Laboratory

TOPIC:  Kelp forests and marine reserves​

Billie is a 3rd year master’s student in Dr. Matthew Edwards’s Kelp Forest Ecology Lab at San Diego State University.  She is broadly interested in marine conservation ecology and understanding how disturbances affect the biodiversity, productivity and resilience of marine systems. She received her bachelor of science in 2014 from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania. Following graduation, she worked as a research technician at the University of Maryland's Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology on blue crab restoration, bluefin tuna rearing, sponge microbial ecology and algae biofuel research. She moved to San Diego from Baltimore, MD in 2016 to begin her master’s work on kelp forest ecology. Billie was drawn to San Diego for its extensive kelp forest ecosystem and opportunity to pursue a field-based thesis. Her current thesis research focuses on local kelp forest conservation, specifically how an increase in storm-like disturbances affects kelp forest structure.