Special interest Walks
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve

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Birdwatching is always great..190 Species have been observed on the Ranch.

Download Jim Royer's bird list.



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This year's show will be held on Saturday, April 29, from noon until 5:00 pm and Sunday, April 30, from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm at the Cambria Veterans Memorial Building,1000 Main Street.
You are invited to come and see a display of fresh wildflowers collected from the Monterey County line to the Morro Bay Estuary and from the coastal bluffs to the ridge of the Santa Lucia Mountains. An entry donation of $3 is requested; students are free.
There will be:
  • Hundreds of bouquets of fresh flowers labeled with botanical names and families, along with common names.
  • Edible, medicinal, rare and endangered, invasive and poisonous plants will be identified.
  • Plants are displayed in antique and interesting bottles and vases.
  • Botanists will be on hand to answer your plant questions.
  • Great treats at the wildflower Café.
  • Helpful books, plant lists, wildflower seeds, Fiscalini Ranch Preserve apparel – see our new line of T-shirts.



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Wildflower Identification Walk
Sunday May 7, 2017(please note it is Sunday)
10:00-12:0

D.R. Miller, organizer of the annual Wildflower show, will take participants on a wildflower walk on the Fiscalini Ranch to hone their plant Identification skills.

Reservations required:
email for reservations

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Historical and Current Day Plant Uses
Sunday June 25, 2017
1:30 - 3:00 pm

Join local naturalist, Al Normandin, as he identifies and talks about plants found on the Ranch. He will focus on historical and current uses of plants for medicine, food, and every day living, as well as those toxic plants to avoid. Historical medical uses as well as the plant basis for many of today's meds will be discussed. All pretty flowers will be identified. Please, no dogs.


Reservations required:
email for reservations
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The annual Great Kitchen Tour of Cambria will be on July 29, 20917. The tour is a fund raising event for the Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve Which supports the docent walks. For more information go to cambriakitchentour.com