Shipley Nature Center is an 18-acre natural area located in Huntington Central Park. The Center includes 4,000 feet of well-maintained trails that meander through several habitats, including oak woodlands, Torrey pines, meadows, and Blackbird Pond, a natural freshwater wetland with mature willows and sycamores. The Nature Center is also a sanctuary for local wildlife and has a 1,500 sq. ft. Interpretive Building with exhibits on local wildlife and ecology. The center holds educational events throughout the year targeted to both children and adults. Learn about the Magic of Composting at one of their quarterly seminars or attend a seasonal family activity on the second Saturday of the month from 11 am to 2 pm. For more information and a schedule of events, visit the Shipley Nature Center website.