October 22, 2014
9:00 AMBirds of Mason Regional Park

Join an OCParks volunteer and experienced birdwatcher in a program about the birds of William R. Mason Regional Park. On an easy walk of 1/2 mile around Mason, we will view and discuss the different types of birds that use the park in the Fall. We'll try to spot some birds that make a stop at the park to feed during their migration. We'll check for different types of waterfowl in the ponds. We'll talk about the differences between a bird's call and its song, and we'll learn to recognize one or two local birds from their calls or songs.

Water, sunscreen, a hat, and comfortable shoes are recommended. Bring your binoculars to get better views of the birds!

Turn left at the stop sign after the entrance and park in Parking Lot B. We will meet at the picnic table near the Ranger Office by the park entrance.

Event is FREE, standard parking fees apply ($3 per vehicle per entry).
October 22, 2014
10:00 AMIrvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch

Irvine Park Railroad’s ninth annual pumpkin patch is fun for the entire family! Activities include train rides, hay rides, a child-friendly haunted house, a hay maze, a moon bounce, face painting, picture stands, John Deere tractor races and a lot more.

Admission into the pumpkin patch is free. Prices for all other activities vary. School and group discounts available. For additional information and costs, please visit www.irvineparkrailroad.com.

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