Here’s your chance to see up to 35,000 birds in one day. That’s how many migrating birds can fill Upper Newport Bay this time of year as they fly south along the Pacific Flyway.
We started our hike just before sunrise at 7 a.m. as the sky was beginning to glow in blue and orange.
New England may be famous for its fall foliage displays, but many Southern California trees are putting on a respectable show.
The Irvine Ranch Northern Open Space Preserve delivers a wilderness experience unlike any in Orange County.
The “sunset switch” is the time each day when some animals retreat to rest and others come out to forage or hunt.
Some locals call Fremont Canyon the “Yosemite of Orange County” due to its picturesque rock formations and caves. Its ridgelines offer sweeping views of Orange County and downtown Los Angeles on clear days.
Despite what some suggest, Southern California does have seasons. They are governed by a Mediterranean climate that gives us a dry period and a wet period within a calendar year.
Watching birds is gratifying at so many levels. You don’t have to travel far. You can enjoy it at any pace, from recreation to scientific pursuit. You can include family and friends.
The Irvine Ranch Southern Open Space Preserve encompasses some of the most picturesque environments in Southern California.
Author Florence Williams explores the ‘myriad health benefits’ of spending time outdoors.