As the sun begins to set on the summer season and signs of fall draw near, there’s no better time to explore the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks than now! Labor Day weekend is an opportunity to escape the daily grind and discover the natural resources and wildlife in your own backyard. Whether looking to explore the great outdoors by foot, bike, or even horse, a variety of activities welcome nature lovers to explore the Landmarks during Labor Day weekend and beyond.
Labor Day weekend symbolizes the end of summer and offers people with busy lifestyles a chance to step away from the daily stresses of life and enjoy what matters most. Make time to slow down and enjoy Orange County’s natural habitats by registering for a free program on the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks.
Also on Saturday, Sept. 2 from 8:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m., visitors can give back to nature by spending a morning at the Irvine Ranch Conservancy’s Native Seed Farm in Irvine. This family-friendly stewardship opportunity puts the tools in your hands, as you will be harvesting seeds from summer wildflowers such as vinegarweed, yellow pincushions, and California buckwheat.
For those with a green thumb, the Native Plant Nursery at the City of Irvine’s Quail Hill offers skilled and first time gardeners a chance to roll up their sleeves and give back to the lands. Plant seedlings and help weed out invasive species in picturesque Quail Hill on Sunday, Sept. 3 over Labor Day weekend or another date throughout the fall for this hands-on stewardship program.
Visit the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks during Labor Day weekend and all throughout the year. All activities are free with required pre-registration, which closes at 4 p.m. the day prior to each event. Remember to pack a snack, water, and wear appropriate clothing and sunscreen. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian, age requirements for programs vary. For more details on programs on the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks, visit LetsGoOutside.org/activities.