Pacific Swell | Southern California environment news and trends

Butterfly-in at Mason Park in Irvine

Mason Park in Irvine is having an event celebrating its new Butterfly Habitat. They're offering butterfly host and nectar plants for sale for adults, and face painting and crafts for kids. (Or, I suppose, vice versa.)

And Back to Natives' Reginald Durant is offering a habitat gardening workshop from 10 to noon. According to the release, "Reginald was the chief landscape designer for the "Costa Mesa Green Home," which is certified 'Platinum' by the US Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) for Homes Program.   Reginald also provided the landscape design for "Project 319," Living Green Homes' first green single-family residential development, one of the first of its kind in Orange County to earn the Build It Green, GreenPoint Rated designation.  Reginald was a guest designer at both the Los Angeles Garden Show at the LA Arboretum and the Southern California Spring Garden Show at South Coast Plaza."

Back to Natives is a group that does habitat restoration and public education in Orange County - at Mason Park, they've got an ongoing effort to restore some Coastal Sage Scrubterritory.

Event's rain or shine - and looking like rain. But if you're near Irvine, might be a fun thing to check out.