In this episode of California’s Gold, Huell takes a ride into the back country of the Starr Ranch in Southern California. The Starr Ranch Sanctuary is a beautiful haven in the middle of suburban Orange County; once a working ranch, it now remains as a precious remnant of “old California.” Ever since I first saw this episode I’ve been periodically checking in on the wildlife cameras the ranch shares on their web site (as of 2-13-2018 they’re currently down for maintenance but are well worth taking a look at!).
Huell travels to Orange County to the Starr Ranch Sanctuary. He gets a special tour of the facility and takes a close look at their “Owl Cam” which is amazing. Starr Ranch Sanctuary is a 4,000 acre preserve owned and operated by the National Audubon Society. It is located in the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains in southeastern Orange County, California, approximately 60 miles southeast of Los Angeles.