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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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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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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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A garter snake found in Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park ​As the weather starts to warm up across the Irvine…

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Great Blue Heron Part of the heron family (Ardeidae), the great blue heron (Ardea herodias) is the largest of the…

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Cactus Wren The Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks consist of diverse habitats including coastal sage scrub, chaparral, grassland, oak woodland and…

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Western bluebird The Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks are home to a variety of wildlife all year long, but during the…

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​Wandering through the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks, you’ve most likely come across a wide variety of native animals. Scurrying through…

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A gray fox caught on an Irvine Ranch Conservancy wildlife camera There is a little-seen but very special mammal living…

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Red-tailed hawks It’s winter on the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks! While many U.S. states are experiencing snow, Orange County residents…

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