Docent Walks

Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve sponsors monthly guided walks focusing on the beauty and natural diversity of the Ranch. Forest Loop and Bluff trail walks, led by experienced docents, feature an opportunity to view and understand the rich and complex ecosystems of plants and animals that inhabit the Ranch. In addition to the Forest Loop and Bluff Trail walks, docents offer special interest walks that follow the seasonal and migratory changes that occur on the Ranch. Topics for the special interest walks include geology, birds, butterflies, wildflowers and native cultures.

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Street parking is available at all entrances. Please do not block our neighbor's driveways or mailboxes.

Docent & Single Topic Walks

Jun 29
10am - 12pm
Docent - Condors and Their Place in the Ecosystem

Find out about the history of the High Mountain Condor Lookout in the Los Padres National Forest and its partnership with the California Condor Recovery Program. Participants will hear an update on California Condors, as well as information on condor tracking and condor biology. Children are welcome when accompanied by an adult.

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Jul 27
10am - 12pm
Single Topic - Looking for Marine Mammals

Carolyn Skinder, Director of the Coastal Discovery Center, will lead a walk along the Bluff Trail looking for otters, harbor seals, dolphins, and humpback and gray whales.

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Aug 3
10am - 12pm
Single Topic - Living with Wildlife

Join Kelly Vandenheuvel, along with several rescued birds or mammals from Pacific Wildlife Care.

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Sep 14
10am - 12:30pm
Docent - Birding Walk

Join our birding expert, Jim Royer, on walk to view the many varieties of birds that inhabit and visit the Ranch.

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Oct 26
10am - 12pm
Docent - Seeds, Space and Time Travelers

Barbara Renshaw and Jeff Reifel, docents for the Historical Society of Morro Bay and the Elfin Forest, will take us into the forest to search for seeds.

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