Activities

Friday, July 20, 2018

The Lure and Lull of Limestone Canyon and The Sinks Equestrian Ride or Dripping Springs

Equestrian
equestrian horses

Take a leisurely equestrian ride through beautiful Limestone Canyon, home of oak woodlands, grasslands, and coastal sage scrub.  View evidence of the old ranch days when cattle once roamed the area, and see some of the wild flowers that are native to our area.  You will also see some of the designated natural landmarks of […]

The Lure and Lull of Limestone Canyon and The Sinks Equestrian Ride or Dripping Springs
Date:
Fri, 07/20/2018
Time:
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
8 miles
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
Full
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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Advanced Trail Run in Limestone

Hiking & Fitness

Join us for a strenuous, extremely challenging, fast-paced, early morning trail run in Limestone Canyon. Along the way we’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of Orange County and possible wildlife sightings. We will start running along a paved road to East Loma dirt trail then on to Box Springs and into Limestone Canyon. This approximately […]

Advanced Trail Run in  Limestone
Date:
Sat, 07/21/2018
Time:
6:30 AM - 8:15 AM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
5
Distance:
8 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
Full
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It’s Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm

Stewardship

Want to stand knee-deep in rows of blooming color? Want to refresh your senses while giving back to Nature? Then sign up to help behind the scenes at the Irvine Ranch Conservancy’s one-of-a-kind Native Seed Farm in Irvine!  You will be harvesting seeds from quirky native summer wildflowers, like Yellow Pincushion and California Wishbone Bush. […]

It's Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm
Date:
Sat, 07/21/2018
Time:
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Native Seed Farm
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
8
Spaces Left:
Full
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It’s Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm

Stewardship

Want to stand knee-deep in rows of blooming color? Want to refresh your senses while giving back to Nature? Then sign up to help behind the scenes at the Irvine Ranch Conservancy’s one-of-a-kind Native Seed Farm in Irvine!  You will be harvesting seeds from quirky native summer wildflowers, like Yellow Pincushion and California Wishbone Bush. […]

It's Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm
Date:
Sat, 07/21/2018
Time:
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Native Seed Farm
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
8
Spaces Left:
Full
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Talbert Regional Park – Pampas Grass Removal Project

Stewardship

Help us enhance Talbert Regional Park and it’s habitat by joining our team of volunteers in an effort to abate the mighty Pampas Grass. Volunteers will be educated on the origin of the invasive plant and its harmful effects on native habitat. Volunteers will also be trained how to properly remove the invasive plant. Sturdy […]

Talbert Regional Park - Pampas Grass Removal Project
Date:
Sat, 07/21/2018
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Talbert Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
1 miles
Minimum Age:
16
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FULL: Lavender Wands at Modjeska

Interpretive

REGISTRATION IS FULL! Keep on the lookout for future events at the Helena Modjeska Historic House and Gardens. The lavender is full bloom at Helena Modjeska Historic House and Gardens. Handfuls of this flower would be bundled and woven together with ribbon to help preserve its longevity. These fragrant bundles, historically placed around the home […]

FULL: Lavender Wands at Modjeska
Date:
Sat, 07/21/2018
Time:
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where:
Helena Modjeska Historic House and Gardens
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
8
Spaces Left:
Full
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Family Hike: Black Star Canyon

Interpretive
black star red rocks

Enjoy an early evening family hike in Black Star Canyon, part of the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks. We will hike along a flat trail and cross a creek as we watch for red-tailed hawks and mule deer. The hike will average 3-4 miles round trip at an easy pace with a medium level of interpretation. […]

Family Hike: Black Star Canyon
Date:
Sat, 07/21/2018
Time:
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where:
Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
2
Distance:
3.5 miles
Minimum Age:
8
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Full
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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Hiking Through History: Black Star

Interpretive

Have you ever wondered what the Earth looked like before humans? Our feet are going to become our time machines as we hike through time and look at some fossils that show us what some animals looked like long ago. This is a family friendly, interpretive hike at Black Star’s beautiful Red Rocks where we […]

Hiking Through History: Black Star
Date:
Sun, 07/22/2018
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
2
Distance:
2 miles
Minimum Age:
6
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Full
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Afternoon Adult Beginner Mountain Bike Ride: Limestone Canyon to The Sinks

Mountain Biking

A slow-paced beginner mountain bike ride for adults in Limestone Canyon through sycamores, oaks, and habitat native to California. The route takes us to The Sinks, Orange County’s own mini “Grand Canyon.” Along the way, we will stop and talk about the local habitat, and hope to see some of our local native animals and […]

Afternoon Adult Beginner Mountain Bike Ride: Limestone Canyon to The Sinks
Date:
Sun, 07/22/2018
Time:
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
Variable
Distance:
8 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
6 of 20
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Sunset Mountain Bike Ride to Cathedral Rock

Mountain Biking

Think you would enjoy a challenging, but relaxing evening biking in the wilderness on empty trails with both a sunset and a nice view of city lights, then join us on this summer time ride to Cathedral Rock. Cathedral Rock is located at the high point on the south/east ridge of Fremont Canyon; this spot […]

Sunset Mountain Bike Ride to Cathedral Rock
Date:
Sun, 07/22/2018
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where:
Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
12 miles
Minimum Age:
14
Spaces Left:
5 of 15
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Monday, July 23, 2018

Tai Chi in the Canyon

Hiking & Fitness

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise renowned for the benefits of its slow, non-stressful physical exercises as well as its meditative qualities. Baker Canyon offers a natural setting as a perfect location for deep breathing of the fresh air, energizing our internal energy (Qi) and using it to root ourselves to the land. The class will perform […]

Tai Chi in the Canyon
Date:
Mon, 07/23/2018
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
2 of 10
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Modjeska’s Mid-summer Camp for Kids

Interpretive

CAMP IS NOW FULL. “How now, spirit! Whither wander you?” “How now, spirit! Whither wander you?” Campers ages 9 to 16 years of age can explore the world of Shakespeare and be inspired while in the Forest of Arden! Hear fun history about William Shakespeare and famous Shakespearean actress Helena Modjeska within her beautiful Orange County […]

Modjeska's Mid-summer Camp for Kids
Date:
Mon, 07/23/2018 - Sat, 07/28/2018
Time:
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where:
Helena Modjeska Historic House and Gardens
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
9
Spaces Left:
Full
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CANCELLED: J.O.Y. for Nature: Geology Rocks!

Interpretive
black star red rocks

Earth rocks! Discover what makes up the core of our planet and the many different geological features that are found throughout the world. Become a geologist as you take on the study of rocks and geological formations. We will peek into other geological studies, such as the study of rocks, minerals, and history of Earth. This is […]

CANCELLED: J.O.Y. for Nature: Geology Rocks!
Date:
Mon, 07/23/2018
Time:
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
2
Distance:
3 miles
Minimum Age:
9
Spaces Left:
21 of 25
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