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Take a Guided Tour at Cambria’s Fiscalini Ranch Preserve

Posted on  March 14, 2014

Take advantage of one of Cambria’s best natural resources, the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve. Located in the center of Cambria, The preserve is perfect for anyone who loves the outdoors. From birds, animals and sea-life to geology and flowers there is something for everyone.

 

Besides just being a great place to visit on your own, the preserve will also be hosting several special events in the next few months. These events are all free, but some have limited space and do require a reservation.

 

Forest Bird Walk

Date: April 19th

Time: 8am – 10am

Bring your binoculars and learn how to identify some of the over 180 species of bird that make the preserve their home.

Email for reservations

 

 

Annual Wildflower Show

Date: April 26- 27th

Time:  12pm-5pm (26th) 10am-4pm (27th)

This two-day event will feature over 400 varieties of native wildflowers and will take place at the Veteran’s Hall in Cambria (1000 Main St) . No Registration is required.

 

 

Wildflower Identification Walk

Date: May 4

Time: 10am-12pm

You can put your newfound wildflower show knowledge to the test with the wildflower identification walk!

D.R. Miller, who organizes the annual wildflower show, will help guest learn how to identify flowers in their natural habitat.

Email for reservations

 

 

About The Fiscalini Ranch Preserve

Admittedly the preserve isn’t the largest of it’s kind, but according to The Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve the area “packs more biological diversity into a confined area than many larger properties.”  The preserve is open during daylight hours. Besides the wild plants and animals it’s also a great location to observe sea life, including grey whale migrations between February and April.

 

The Fiscalini Ranch Preserve was owned by the Fiscalini family for nearly a century before being sold in 1979.  Efforts to develop the land were blocked by several organizations including the Friends of the Ranchland and the American Land Conservancy. Enough money to purchase the land and keep it in it’s natural state was finally raised in 2000 and the ranch is currently managed by the Cambria Community Services District

 

More information about the preserve can be found on it’s website including a full bird species list, a list of mushrooms and a trail map. 

 

The Morgan

A boutique jewel nestled along California’s scenic Central Coast, The Morgan welcomes you with a warmth and personality all its own. As the favorite choice in Hearst Castle hotels, The Morgan at San Simeon is located only 4 miles from the Visitor Center. 9135 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452. 805-927-3878.

www.hotel-morgan.com

 

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