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Hiking

Hikers enjoying the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks On Saturday, September 25, nature enthusiasts can celebrate National Public Lands Day outdoors…

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Invasive Species Control

The Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks consist of unique biodiverse urban wildlands with important ecosystems that need protecting. One of the…

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Wildlife

Fox Sparrow ​The Fox Sparrow is a large, plump-bodied sparrow with rust-colored feathers with a mix of gray and brown…

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Plant Species

A bright, beautiful shrub species, the woollyleaf ceanothus (Ceanothus tomentosus) is part of the Buckthorn family and is commonly found…

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Wildfire Prevention

Fire Watch volunteers monitor conditions and look for wildfires. In 2020, Orange County communities experienced three major wildfires that burned…

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Wildlife

Common Buckeye Butterfly ​The Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia) is a medium-sized butterfly named for the conspicuous target-shaped eyespots found on…

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Stewardship

Long-time volunteer, Ken Kadlec Irvine Ranch Conservancy (IRC) and the City of Irvine have been hard at work managing invasive species on the Irvine Ranch…

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Wildlife

Greater Roadrunners Part of the Cuckoo family of birds, the roadrunner is a large, slender ground-dwelling bird that can measure…

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