The Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve Web Series - Torrey Pines Association
Preserving Wild Dudleya brevifolia 2017
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Hosted by David Hogan of The Chaparral Land Conservancy, this short film portrays the fragile state of the Dudleya brevifolia's survival and the continuing efforts to preserve its future.

This film was produced by RyonLeeMedia in honor and memory of Jim Karnik. His unwavering dedication to San Diegos natural wild life, and his pursuit to educate all who visit these wonderful and fragile sites was unparalleled...Jim's keen insight, love of nature, and artistry will be missed by all.
The Big Bloom 2017
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Join Torrey Pines docent, Margaret Fillius, as we explore the Guy Flemming trail and experience the spectacular wildflower bloom of 2017. After 6 years of drought, which have stressed many plants and trees in the reserve, it is wonderful to see the landscape once again covered in a carpet of color.
Birding at Torrey Pines
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
In this short film local birder, Jack Friery, talks about some of the tools and techniques used for birding as we explore the Torrey Pines Extension and point out several common birds found there.
Beetle Attack!

Learn how a tiny bark beetle has killed hundreds of rare Torrey Pines and what is being done to control the loss.
Mindfulness in Nature
Mindfulness In Nature is an opportunity to clear your mind, refresh your body and dissolve into the heart of Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve as Nature begins a new day.

Let the River Flow, Los Peñasquitos Lagoon
Not only have we lost 90% of our wetlands along the Coast of California, the inlets to lagoons such as Los Peñasquitos Lagoon tend to get blocked by sand and cobble. This short film takes a look at this issue and the periodic inlet dredging required to keep the lagoon tidal flushing and healthy.

The Beauty & Danger of Torrey Pines Sandstone Bluffs
Don't step too close! That's the message of geologists, rangers, and your fellow hikers alike when it comes to appreciating the golden cliffs of Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve up close. 
Playing by the Rules
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve offers beautiful scenery and hiking trails close to the homes and businesses of San Diego, Del Mar, and La Jolla, but bans food and dogs. Ranger Lisa Urbach shows us why these special rules exist.


A Walk through Time
Beyond their stunning beauty, the cliffs of Torrey Pines stand like ramparts in the epic battle between the uplifting land and the restless sea. Join geologist Wolfgang Berger as he leads us on this tour of geology in action.
Sharing a Love of Nature
The volunteers of Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve provide many services to the Reserve and its visitors. In this film, the Torrey Pines Association celebrates the myriad activities of the Torrey Pines Docent Society. Find out more about the role of docents at the Reserve, and why they love what they do.
Between Rocks and Waves
Sun, sand, and surf: the same elements that offer rest and relaxation to visitors provide a challenge to the organisms that live here. Join marine biologist Brett Lear on a tour of Torrey Pines State Beach and meet some of the creatures that live between the bluffs and the waves.
The Trails of the Torrey Pines Extension
This little-known sector of the Reserve is located on the north side of Penasquitos Lagoon, and is accessible only via residential neighborhoods. The rewards are great: mature trees, ocean and lagoon views, and much more solitude than you can experience in the main part of the Reserve.
Torrey Pines Series - Birds and Bees, Flowers and Seeds
In this segment, interpretive specialist, Diane Greening, talks about the importance of pollination and the various ways plants are pollinated.

The Trails of Torrey Pines
Whether easy, moderate or challenging, the trails of Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve offer natural beauty and peace in the midst of metropolitan San Diego. Explore this haven from the mesa top through groves of rare Torrey pine trees down to the unspoiled beach.
Attack of the Invasives!
Alien carpobrotus, aka iceplant or sea fig, once smothered the land along Los Penasquitos Marsh Preserve, but now an army of volunteers fights to keep it and other invaders in check. Meet the Whacky Weeders, and Darren Smith, State Parks Environmental Scientist, as they do battle against invasive aliens to preserve the delightful tapestry of native species.
The Wild Flowers of Torrey Pines
A look at some of the famous wildflowers of Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. These colorful plants survive through scant rainfall and salt-laden winds, but are threatened by off-trail activity that compacts the soil and disperses weed seeds. 
 Five Facts About Torrey Pine Trees
This webisode is a great learning tool to teach children about the rare Torrey Pine.
The Lodge that "Miss Scripps" Built
With construction of the original coast highway in 1915, Torrey Pines Park became the gateway to San Diego, and Torrey Pines Lodge the focal point. Lodge continues to welcome visitors to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

Art in the Pines
This film gives an overview of the very successful Art in the Pine event that took place at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve in 2010.

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