Saturday, October 1, 2011

October Special Events at the Irvine Ranch

The following are 13 special events this month, in celebration the fifth anniversary of the designation of 40,000 acres of open space on the historic Irvine Ranch as a National Natural Landmark (NNL) by the U.S. Department of the Interior. To learn more about the landscape, plants and animals that live on the Natural Landmark, visit http://www.irlandmarks.org. For more information about special events in October to celebrate the Landmark’s fifth Anniversary, go to http://www.irlandmarks.org/activities . Become a friend of the Landmarks at www.facebook.com/irlandmarks and stay current on all the latest happenings in the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks. (Picture above is from the Sinks)

Discover the Landmarks – Wilderness Access Day, Saturday, October-1, 9am to 3pm, Augustine – Limestone Canyon, IRC. http://www.irlandmarks.org/activities.

Study the Landmarks – Adapt or Perish – Examples in Nature in Round Canyon, Monday, October-3, 8am to 10am, Portola – Round Canyon, IRC. http://www.irlandmarks.org/activities

Celebrate the Landmarks – Sunset Photographic Hike – a Different Prospective, Saturday, October-8, 3:30pm to 6:30pm, Augustine, IRC. http://www.irlandmarks.org/activities

Traverse the Landmarks – Bommer Canyon to the Sea, Sunday, October-9, 8am to 12:30pm, Bommer Canyon, COI. http://www.irlandmarks.org/activities

Experience the Landmarks – Native American Crafting – Basket Weaving in Baker Canyon, Sunday, October-9, 9am to noon, Black Star, IRC. http://www.irlandmarks.org/activities

Discover the Landmarks – Wilderness Access Day, Saturday, October-15, 9am to 3pm, Bommer Canyon, COI. http://www.irlandmarks.org/activities

Bike the Landmarks – Challenging MTB Ride – FREEK Loop – 4-5 Hour Pace, Saturday, October-15, 7:30am to 12:30pm, Black Star, IRC. http://www.irlandmarks.org/activities

Run the Landmarks – Trail Run through Oak Woodlands, Sunday, October-16, 8:30am to 11am, Irvine Regional Park/OEC/Weir, IRC. http://www.irlandmarks.org/activities

Explore the Landmarks – Bugs and Plants – Exploring the Arthropods and Flora of the OC Wildlands, Sunday, October-16, 9am to 1pm, Black Star , IRC. http://www.irlandmarks.org/activities

Ride the Landmarks – Equestrian Ride in Limestone Canyon to the Sinks, Friday, October-21, 9am to noon, Augustine, IRC. http://www.irlandmarks.org/activities

Adventure in the Landmarks – Tales and Characters of the Santa Ana Mountains, Sunday, October-23, 9am to noon, Irvine Regional Park/OEC/Weir, IRC. http://www.irlandmarks.org/activities

Hike the Landmarks – Limestone Grand Tour Distance Hike, Thursday, October-27, 8am to 2:30pm, Augustine, IRC. http://www.irlandmarks.org/activities

Write the Landmarks – Words in the Wild: Using Writing to Connect to Nature, Saturday, October-29, 2pm to 5pm, Irvine Regional Park – Lot 15, IRC. http://www.irlandmarks.org/activities

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