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Must-see phenomenon

Nov 29, 2020

Must-see phenomenon

It’s a December phenomenon all of us should experience – watching up to 35,000 birds gather at Upper Newport Bay. The bay is one of…

Irvine has more parks and open space

Oct 1, 2020

Irvine has more parks and open space

CALIFORNIA’S NO. 1 PARK SYSTEM might not have been. In the late 1950s, L.A. County’s unbridled growth was headed for The Irvine Ranch. Instead of…

So many paths to explore

Sep 2, 2020

So many paths to explore

Irvine is regarded as one of the most bike-friendly cities in Southern California, offering 301 miles of on-street bike lanes and 63 miles of off-street bikeways.

Exploring Bommer Canyon

Sep 1, 2020

Exploring Bommer Canyon

It’s a great time to observe wildlife in Bommer Canyon, from the acorn woodpecker to the cactus wren.

Native plant of the month: Chaparral currant

Aug 2, 2020

Native plant of the month: Chaparral currant

Chaparral currant, (Ribes malvaceum), is a deciduous native shrub with fragrant, nectar-rich pink tube flowers that dangle like chandelier clusters. Peeling red-brown bark adds to…