El Dorado Nature CenterBy
Our Dad Blogger Robert shares about The El Dorado Nature Center. Can’t wait to check it out!
One of our favorite things to do as a father and daughter outing is to go on a nature walk.When you think of the city of Long Beach usually visions of nature don’t usually come to mind. However, Long Beach has a great place for a nature walk at the El Dorado Nature Center. Nestled just off of the 605 freeway and Spring Street is a wildlife habitat that is so much fun to explore. There are 3 different trails that you can take, a one mile, 2 mile, or a quarter mile trail that is paved,making it enjoyable for those with wheelchairs or strollers. I was happy to see plenty of benches and shade along the trails which helped us soak in the oasis like setting at our own relaxed pace.
During our nature walk my daughter found a squirrel, dragon flys, lizards, beetles and many plants and trees that she loved to point out to me. After finding a bee my daughter told me that bees make honey ( who knew?).
At the end of our walk we spent some time at the indoor visitors center and learned about the many environmentally themed classes and activities that are upcoming. My family is already planning a return trip.
The Nature Center is closed Mondays, there is no admission charge, however it is $7 to park. For more info head here.