The Caring Fairies at Oso Creek Fairy Trail

Visit the Caring Fairies at the Oso Creek Trail in Mission Viejo! 

We are happy to announce the return of Lily, Queen of the Fairies and all the Caring Fairies back from Ireland to a new home at the Oso Creek Trail in Mission Viejo.  Thanks to the Mission Viejo Friends of the Arts Committee, the Caring Fairies were invited to build their homes along the trail.  The Oso Creek Trail attracted the Caring Fairies because of its natural beauty with all the Oak & Sycamore trees, butterfly garden, mosaics, plant maze, and lush rolling hills -- reminding them of their rural home back in Ireland. 

To build your own fairy garden or fairy home, join Andreas Frank, our resident Fairyologist at the Potocki Center for the Arts, for one of the workshops for children and adults this summer. 

If you would like to volunteer to maintain the trail, please email our fairyologist at 

We need your help to support The Caring Fairies to Orange County.  Your funding will be used for supplies and maintenance for the fairy trail, training volunteers, and supporting community workshops and events.   If you would like to make a donation directly, please visit our fundraising campaign at or your can make a direct donation by contacting us at

Some early spottings of the fairy homes have been seen on the Oso Creek Trail, you can follow their arrival on Facebook 

As Fairy Violet Starlight says, “The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.  They must be felt with your heart.”

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A Very Special Thank You to the Mission Viejo’s Friends of the Art Committee who helped bring the Caring Fairies to the Oso Creek Trail!  

The Oso Creek Trail is located in Mission Viejo, California.  This beautiful creek naturally flows from north of the Santa Ana Mountains and eventually joins Trabuco Creek in flowing to the Pacific Ocean. The Oso Creek Trail contains 5.5 miles of trails, and the word Oso means BEAR in Spanish. Many beautiful mosaic and metal bears are located throughout the trails.  

The Oso Creek Trail started in April 1997 as a community collaboration where volunteers gathered each year in late spring to celebrate the Earth and the arts of Mission Viejo.  The goal of the community efforts is to produce a long-term benefit for many future generations to enjoy.  

The trail has been developed with numerous amenities and features that serve to educate and honor the community.  These features include the Peace Obelisk to honor the victims of 9/11, the mosaic history walls in the Character Garden, the vibrantly painted butterflies, the Celebration Garden, the Wave Wall on the Upper Oso Creek Trail, and the community murals surrounding the Village Green.  

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