The end of summer doesn't have to be the end of family fun outdoors -- with the kids back in school and the weather starting to cool off, families may be in the search of activities they can enjoy together on the weekend. In OC Parks’ Irvine Ranch Open Space, Irvine Ranch Conservancy naturalists are leading several activities next weekend that are perfect for families.
A unique way to spend time with the family is by having an adventure under the open sky at night. Come discover the brightness of a full moon’s light at the Full Moon Hike in Black Star Canyon on Saturday, October 4. This easy 3-mile nature walk is open to ages 8 and up.
If you have budding artists in the family, join in the fun at Painting Our Fall Feathered Friends on Sunday, October 5. The activity begins with a short hike on a flat trail in Limestone Canyon to watch how birds behave in the wild. Then, participants will have a chance to view birds up close and paint what they see. Art supplies and binoculars will be provided, and this activity is open to ages 7 and up.
All of these programs are free, and require pre-registration for all participants (children and their parent or guardian). To register and to find more information about the above activities, please visit www.LetsGoOustide.org/Activities.