3 ways to enjoy local parks and open space


Join this challenging docent-led mountain-bike ride on June 10. Climb State Spur to Cathedral Rock, then descend into Fremont Canyon while passing some of OC’s most spectacular geological formations. You’ll see Mini-Moab, Sierra Peak and a Tecate cypress forest before a descent into Black Star Canyon. ocparks.com/events.

Nighttime Bugs 

Explore biodiversity on The Irvine Ranch through insects. You’ll use blacklights (low-energy, low-frequency UV lights) to attract them, then examine them and record your findings. Bring a camera, as you’ll see creatures you normally don’t see. Limestone Canyon, 8-10 p.m. June 10. letsgooutside.org/activities.

Trail Stewardship 

Get up close and personal with the trails you use. You’ll team up with other volunteers to clear footpaths, prune vegetation and rebuild eroded sections of trails. Expect to hike up to 4 miles with provided tools. No experience necessary. Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, 8 a.m.-noon June 11. letsgooutside.org/activities.