Story Category: Flora & Fauna

An Omnipresent Look

When my husband, Brian, and I get a chance to watch the sun set over the Pacific, his go-to line…

Open Space

Imagine space: with the 50-year anniversary of Apollo 11 celebrated just last month, perhaps in your mind you see the…

Emergent Invasives, the IPP, and You

Many are surprised to hear that, second only to direct habitat destruction, invasive species pose the greatest global risk to…

Fading Out: Are Monarchs a Thing of the Past?

Monarchs. You know them, but will your grandchildren? These once common creatures are rapidly disappearing. Since the 1980s, 99.4% of…

Fun with Fungi!

The hills are green, and the rivers, streams, and creeks are flowing. The rain has come, and the plants and…

Why Close the Trails?

After four consecutive days of rain this month, bringing a record 4.5 inches within ten days, OC Parks Rangers made…

Volunteer and Protect What You Love!

The canyons surrounding Laguna Beach have captured the inspiration of both artists and nature lovers throughout history. Those of us…

Take Nothing But Pictures…

This week, we’re excited to share a special guest blog from volunteer John Foley. Thanks, John! Growing up in Los…

Catching a Weed Before It’s Too Late

In our efforts to preserve and protect our open space, one of the most common challenges we face is invasive…

“Keep Calm and Love Animals” – Lessons from the Field

Nothing like planning for the upcoming school year to reflect on hard-earned accomplishments while pondering what’s ahead. Wait, what…but it’s…

Rules, Schmules!

We all love our open space. Whether it’s from the physical, mental, or spiritual aspect, everyone can benefit from the…

Tiny Wonders

“Look!  Look!  Look deep into nature and you will understand everything.”  –Albert Einstein Springtime is here on the trails! The canyon…