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Naturalist For You

Silverado, CA, USA
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About Naturalist For You
Guided natural and cultural history tours (interpretive walks/hikes), plant and wildlife identification, foraging/bushcraft, local waterfalls, birding, tracking, storytelling, outdoor music gatherings, simple living workshops, living history, bouldering, overnight car camping, backpacking, friction fire, acorn processing, bug eating and visits to local landmarks in national forests, national parks, state parks, county parks, city parks, nature reserves, nature preserves and private lands throughout Orange County, Southern California (Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Diego, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties), US, Mexico (Chihuahua and Sonora) & UK (England, Wales and Scotland). Activities are provided by environmental education charity for public benefit. Optional donation of $10 per person.
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CatholicMom wrote a review Mar 2022
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I participated in a foraging hike with Joel. He was barefoot almost the entire time! He taught us about edible plants and other survival skills. My favorite experience was eating raw cactus; I had no idea it was so delicious. In the picture, there's Joel teaching us about a diy toothbrush. His nature knowledge is incredible. He is very personable and explains things easily. I also attended a family hike with him in the past; he was amazing with the kids. His volunteer, Ginny, is also wonderful.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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lmn842 wrote a review Sep 2017
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Our family has been on many trails with Joel and we always have a great time and learn so much. I highly recommend signing up for one of his waterfall hikes, or foraging hikes, or storytelling hikes, any of his hikes!
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Date of experience: May 2017
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Response from NaturalistJoel, Director & Head Naturalist at Naturalist For You
Responded Sep 19, 2017
It is always a pleasure to serve you! Thank you. Happy trails!
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DawnLeeB wrote a review Jun 2017
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Fantastic time hiking to the waterfall in Trabuco Canyon. Along the way Joel showed us what plants are edible and surprisingly, there are many. We now can survive a disaster by simply retreating into nature and feeding off the ample food. It's a slightly technical hike with some steeper sections, several creek crossings and lots of poison oak dodging. we later we saw a beautiful waterfall and the teenagers caught and released some newts. There was even a small swimming hole to take a dip. I have been on many hikes with Joel and I learn something new every time. Highly recommended! Get out and see what is in your back yard. -Troy Bogert
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Date of experience: June 2017
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Response from NaturalistJoel, Director & Head Naturalist at Naturalist For You
Responded Sep 19, 2017
We try our best to provide accurate, educational and entertaining content to empower our guests. Thank you!
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Lela T wrote a review Nov 2016
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Go on a guided hike and learn about the local flora and fauna. We love Naturalist for You! We go with our 3 and 4 year olds and Joel is great about connecting with them too.
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Date of experience: September 2016
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Response from NaturalistJoel, Director & Head Naturalist at Naturalist For You
Responded Sep 19, 2017
We can't do it without you! Thank you!
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Margaret M wrote a review Aug 2016
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Venturing into the wilderness? There is none better than Joel Robinson of "Naturalist for You". Even John Muir himself would not be able to provide the experience of connecting with nature that Joel provides. Joel's talents lie in the ability to communicate about his a passion for all things NATURE. He gives hints and highlights about the birds, the bees, the flower, and the trees. He points out amazing things that the average person does not see. His long experience and education provides the foundation to observe and describe. If you want an entertaining and educational experience...there is NONE BETTER than Joel Robinson at Naturalist for You!
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Date of experience: September 2015
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Response from NaturalistJoel, Manager at Naturalist For You
Responded Aug 4, 2016
Thank you for the kind words! It is an honor to serve the community. I stand ready to share more nature experiences with everyone! Happy trails!
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