While the term "fall foliage" might not come to mind while the weather is still warm, Orange County is indeed showing signs of the changing seasons. From the mountains to the sea, signs of autumn are evident throughout the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks.
On the ground, many native plants are "waking up" from their summer slumber and beginning to leaf. Other plants, such as Poison Oak (pictured), Buckwheat and the Sycamore tree change color just like their relatives on the East Coast.
There are fall-themed programs coming up across the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks. More information and registration is available at www.LetsGoOutside.org.