Vicki Billings is a volunteer with the Irvine Ranch Conservancy (IRC), which offers hikes and other programs on much of the 57,000 acres of open space on the Irvine Ranch.
I’ve had the good fortune to give dozens of tours to residents, students and industry professionals wishing to learn more about Irvine’s trees and landscapes.
“It’s a challenging day for a hike.” That’s what our docent told us before we took off on a 3-mile trek. Indeed, the temperature was…
You may not realize it, but we share the Irvine Ranch’s nearly 60,000 acres of open space with a host of animals that we rarely see.
The late host of TV’s ‘California’s Gold’ grasped for words to describe the Irvine Ranch
Each summer, Irvine falls in love again with a picturesque little cove that never seems to age. Its waters teem with exotic marine life.
The coastal hills of Irvine, Newport and Laguna Beach form the largest natural preserve from Camp Pendleton to Malibu – and one of the rarest ecosystems on earth.
Approaching a gate near the Quail Hill trailhead, we found a roadrunner staring down at us atop a rock on a hill.
Age-wise, decades separate the two: William White is 78, Steven Mallonee just 15. Even so, they share a strong bond that bridges the years — Irvine Boy Scout Troop 36.
Irvine is nationally renowned for schools and safety. Now it’s gaining a reputation for parks as well.