Residents find freedom in Irvine’s vast open spaces.
Jeffrey Open Space Trail is like a walkable outdoor museum.
Columnist Peggy Cheng offers her guide to family fun on the trail.
This year’s rain has produced a wildflower bloom throughout Irvine’s foothills. Use this guide to help identify and appreciate flowers on The Irvine Ranch.
California native plant of the month
The Irvine Ranch is home to the largest network of urban open space in the nation.
Stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Cleveland National Forest, The Irvine Ranch includes some of the most beautiful and diverse land in the world.
Orchard Hills residents enjoy convenient access to natural open space and hiking trails.
The San Joaquin Marsh is a seasonal home for 327 species of birds.
On a Friday morning in early March, I visited the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine to look for birds. “This is a hot spot,”…