Herb Walks Photo Gallery

Lanny’s Google album of plant and animal photos from a March, 2023, hike in Murray Canyon, one of the Indian Canyons on the ancestral homeland of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and a visit to the Living Desert Zoo


Know Your Native Plants hike on Saturday, March 19, 2022

I led a native plant identification hike in Rice Canyon on the Ojai Valley land Conservancy's Ventura River Preserve. Don Edwards took a few photos. Thanks, Don! I've labeled the plants shown in the photos.

Potrero John Nature Hike: May 22, 2021

Photos by Sophia Mantzavinos and Diana Boydstun of a nature hike on Potrero John Creek in the Sespe Wilderness of the Los Padres National Forest on May 22, 2021.

Acorn Processing Workshop with Christopher Nyerges: Saturday, November 2, 2019

Christopher Nyerges joined Herb Walks' Lanny Kaufer for an Acorn Processing Workshop at Euterpe Farms. He brought his seasoned crew of Enrique Villaseñor, Helen Sweany and James Ruther. Noted Ojai naturalist Bruce Vincent was also in attendance. A great time of learning and doing was had by all! Photos by Lanny Kaufer, Helen Sweany and James Ruther. Note: these are in random order until I have time to order them chronologically (LK)

Full Moon Sunset Nature Walk on April 18, 2019

Photos by Sandy Milone, Orit Heartlight, Jeanne Black and Lanny Kaufer

Supermoon Sunset Nature Walk on Wednesday, March 20, 2019

On the evening of the Vernal Equinox we hiked up Shelf Road on the Valley View Preserve above Ojai to see the rising of the full supermoon and the setting of the sun. Although we had a beautiful walk and saw a nice sunset, clouds on the eastern horizon obscured our view of the moonrise. It was a great walk, though, with a great group of people and lush surroundings from all the rain we've had this winter. Photos by Janeal Colbert and Susanne Lammot.

Foraging and Survival Field Workshop with Christopher Nyerges: March 9, 2019

On March 9, 2019, renowned author and survivalist Christopher Nyerges, with his companions Enrique Villaseñor and James Ruther, joined Lanny Kaufer in Ojai for this workshop. A morning plant walk on the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy's Ventura River Preserve was followed by an afternoon workshop at Euterpe Farms. More photos of this workshop by Enrique can be seen at https://photos.app.goo.gl/z53ANvNstnorCuzk9

Matilija Canyon one-year fire anniversary hike

I took a hike up Matilija Creek with Roger House to survey the changes and regrowth in the canyon one year after the December 2017 fire.
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Wild Beers Workshop with Pascal Baudar on August 11, 2018

Special guest forager and author Pascal Baudar led a workshop with Lanny in Ojai based on his latest book, The Wildcrafting Brewer. All photos by Lanny Kaufer

Pine Mountain Nature Hike on June 24, 2018

Photos by Jason Robins, Sarah Raskin and Lanny Kaufer on the Summer Solstice Nature Hike on Pine Mountain. All photos by Jason unless noted.

Sustainable Foraging with Dan De Lion: Sunday, February 25, 2018

East coast forager extraordinaire Dan De Lion joined us at Steel Acres Farm and Greater Goods in Meiners Oaks for a day of foraging, eating, teaching and sharing. Photos by Vanessa Rogers and Lanny Kaufer.
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Up Highway 33 after the Thomas Fire

I drove out Matilija Canyon Road and up Highway 33 on December 31, 2017, three weeks after the start of the Thomas Fire. This is what I saw.
Cherry Creek Road

Arroyo Hondo Preserve Herb Walk: Saturday, August 19, 2017

Photos by Jeanne Black on an Herb Walk with Lanny Kaufer at the Land Trust for Santa Barbara's Arroyo Hondo Preserve on the Gaviota Coast north of Santa Barbara.
Rainbow Trout pool

Winter Medicinal Plant Workshop with Dr. James Adams: February 11, 2017

Photos by Jason Robins of hike on Ojai Valley Land Conservancy's Ojai Meadows Preserve and hands-on preparation at kitchen in Ojai.
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Memorial Day Nature Hike to Potrero John Camp: May 25, 2015

Photos of native plants in Potrero John Canyon near Ojai, CA taken during a nature hike led by Lanny Kaufer (www.HerbWalks.com)

Seaside Wilderness Park, Ventura, CA

Photos from several Herb Walks with Lanny Kaufer on the Ocean's Edge and River's Edge Trails at Seaside Wilderness Park in Ventura, CA. Photos by Lanny Kaufer, Rondia Kaufer and Amy Herron. All plants are CA natives unless otherwise noted. http://www.HerbWalks.com
Dune Landscape

Kirkwood, CA in the Eldorado National Forest: July 11-13, 2014

Plants, scenery and locations in the area of Kirkwood Ski Resort in the Eldorado National Forest south of Lake Tahoe at 7000-8000 ft. elevation while visiting to officiate at Ben and Lisa Grangereau's wedding at The Hideout.
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Primitive Skills Day: June 14, 2013

Special guest Jim Robertson joined us for an Herb Walk in Sisar Canyon and a day of aboriginal skills practice under his direction. Activities included fire making, acorn processing, net making, flint knapping, and,for those who stayed overnight, cooking wild soup and other foods in the coals, campfire singing, archery practice, and throwing hunting sticks and atlatls.
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S.T.E.P. Herb Walk at Arroyo Verde Park on Saturday, February 22, 2014

Lanny led an Herb Walk for the Ventura Skills Training and Emergency Planning group focusing on edible, medicinal and other useful plants for survival. Photos by Amy Herron.
Talking about Coast Live Oak

Herb Walk & Workshop with Julie Tumamait- Stenslie: November 16, 2013

Presented by Herb Walks with Lanny Kaufer. Photos by Ben Grangereau. Thanks to the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy and Euterpe Farms.
Chumash Tribal Chair Julie Tumamait-Stenslie

San Antonio Creek Herb Walk: April 7, 2013

Photos by Ben Grangereau. Taken on an Herb Walk with Lanny Kaufer
Bee on the Black Sage

Arroyo Verde Park Herb Walk: March 16, 2013

Native and naturalized plants seen on an Herb Walk on Arroyo Verde Park Trail in Ventura, California. Photos by Lanny Kaufer
Flannel bush flower

Matilija Canyon Herb Walks, March 2013

Photos from 2 Herb Walks in Matilija Canyon on March 10 and March 13, 2013. Photos taken by Steve Alcantar, Lee Ann Dawson, Saje Joyner and Lanny Kaufer. Participants: If you would like any photos of you removed from this album, please let me know at lanny@herbwalks.com

Herb Walks with Julie Tumamait-Stenslie: November, 2011

Special days with special guest Julie Tumamait-Stenslie on the Horn Canyon Trail. Photos by Greg Pasetta, Alyssa Pasetta, Marc Alt, Baruska Knight.

West Sulphur Mountain Road: Jan-Feb 2011

Native and non-native plants found during two Herb Walks on West Sulphur Mountain Road. Ventura, CA Photos by Lanny Kaufer, Val Schorre, Greg Pasetta
Hummingbird Sage

Condor Comix

From 1988 editions of the now-defunct Ojai Valley Voice, a comic strip by Eric Gottesman (drawings) and Lanny Kaufer (concept/content), under the pseudonyms EGGE and ELKE. The Ojai Valley Voice was published by the late Jeffrey W. San Marchi until his untimely demise on December 23, 2007.
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