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•Annual Wildflower Show
•Website Updates & New Pages
•Great Kitchens of Cambria Tour Tickets


10th Annual Cambria Wildflower Show
Saturday April 25, 12 - 5 pm
Sunday, April 26, 10 am - 4 pm

Have you ever wondered about the wildflowers, shrubs and trees you see flowering on your spring walks and drives on the central coast? Do you have questions about what makes a wildflower a native or an alien? If you have, you can have your wildflower questions answered at the Tenth Annual Cambria Wildflower Show, presented by Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve.
The show will be held on Saturday, April 25, from noon until 5 pm and Sunday, April 26, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Cambria Veterans Memorial Building, 1000 Main St. You will 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. Fresh flowers will be labeled with its botanical name and family, along with its common name. Over 400 individual specimens are expected to be on display.
The purpose of the show is to enhance the enjoyment of wildflowers by educating, through viewing. Permitted and trained teams of collectors will be picking flowers for educational purposes, from habitats with large populations, so that people can learn to enjoy them in their natural habitats without picking the flowers themselves.
The wildflower show will be free to students of all ages, but we will be asking others for a $3 donation at the door to help cover costs. A reference list will be provided to everyone attending and a species list will be available for purchase. These will be valuable aids to those who would like to continue investigating the wildflowers they see every day.
Wildflower books and seeds will be for sale. Light fare and beverages will be available in the “Wildflower Café” during the wildflower show.
The Wildflower Show Committee is dedicating this year’s event to Nolan Coogan, photographer and one of the shows founders, who died at the end of 2014. We will miss his bright spirit.
For more information, please call 927-2856 or e-mail

FFRP Website Updated
Two New Pages & Interactive Calendar

We are pleased to announce the addition of a Visitors page and a Gallery page to our website, plus an interactive by-the-month calendar on the Calendar (formerly Events) page.

The Visitors page is primarily directed to those who live out of town and plan to visit the Ranch, but also contains important information for ALL visitors to the Ranch. Please do take a peek and see for yourself.

The Gallery page features photographs of the Ranch in all its glory: Ranch Benches, Landscapes, Wildflowers, Birds, Mushrooms, and Other. We will continue to add more photos, so be sure to check back often to see what's new.

The interactive calendar on the Calendar page allows visitors to the website an easy way to see all the specific dates of and information for: Volunteer Opportunities, Special Events, Ranch Walks, and Public Meetings. The current month is shown, then simply arrow (< or >) to the next month or Go To a specific month of interest. Click on links in a listing for more information and/or to be taken to a website. We hope you like this new feature as much as we do!

Please do visit the updated FFRP website and check out all these great new additions!

Bench Photo by Walt Andrus
Wildflowers on the Ranch
Wildflowers on the Ranch
Photo by Nolan Coogan
Great Kitchens of Cambria Tour
$40 Pre-Sale Reservations available now via PayPal


If you prefer, you may also send a check made payable to FFRP. Please include your phone number and a SASE. Mail to P.O. Box 1664, Cambria CA 93428.

All pre-sale tickets, through PayPal or by check, will be mailed out in mid-June.

Click HERE or on the image below for a downloadable PDF event flyer.
Great Kitchens of Cambria Tour

Ranch Walks

Grasses on the Ranch
Grasses on the Ranch
Saturday April 11, 2015

Don Canestro, Reserve Director, on the UC Ken Norris Rancho Marino Reserve, wills show us the diversity of Native and non native Grasses on our Ranch. He will also share information on our Coastal Prairie on the Ranch.
Wildflower Identification on the Ranch
Identification Walk

Sunday May 3, 2015
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.
Bird Walk on the Ranch
A Bird Walk on the Ranch
Saturday, May 9, 2015

Come walk with Jim Royer and learn about our remarkable birds living on our Fiscalini Ranch. We will listen to the songs of our local birds and see them go about their daily activities. Bring a bird book and binoculars if you have them.
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