WILDFLOWER SHOW:

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See hun­dreds of blooms all un­der one roof at the an­nual show sponsored by Friends of the Fis­calini Ranch Pre­serve.

The com­bi­na­tion of rain and warm weather are bring­ing out many wild­flow­ers early in what has al­ready been a mo­men­tous super bloom through­out California.

But if you want to skip the drive to Car­rizo Plain, wildflower enthusiasts can en­joy hun­dreds of wild­flow­ers all un­der one roof from noon to 5 p.m. Satur­day, April 13, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun­day, April 14, at the Cam­bria Vet’s Hall, 1000 Main St.

The 14th An­nual Cam­bria Wildflower Show, sponsored by Friends of the Fis­calini Ranch Pre­serve, is free to stu­dents of all ages, but we will be ask­ing oth­ers for a $3 donation at the door to help cover costs.

At­ten­dees 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 botan­i­cal names and fam­ily, along with its com­mon names. There will be:

Hun­dreds of bou­quets of fresh flow­ers la­beled with botan­i­cal names and fam­i­lies, along with com­mon names.

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.

Treats at the Wildflower Café.

Help­ful books, plant lists, Na­tive Plant So­ci­ety and Fis­calini Ranch Pre­serve ap­parel. 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.

A ref­er­ence list will be pro­vided to every­one at­tend­ing and a species list will be avail­able for pur­chase. Wildflower books will be for sale. Light fare and bev­er­ages will be avail­able in the “Wildflower Café” dur­ing the show. For more in­for­ma­tion, please call 805-927-2856 or email ffr­p­cam­[email protected]­global.net.

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The 14th An­nual Cam­bria Wildflower Show, sponsored by Friends of the Fis­calini Ranch Pre­serve, is free to stu­dents of all ages, but a $3 donation is re­quested of oth­ers at the door to help cover costs.

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