The Cambrian

Flowers: Variety of species

Don Canestro of Cambria and his daughters give wildflowers a close look at the 2009 Wildflower Show.
Don Canestro of Cambria and his daughters give wildflowers a close look at the 2009 Wildflower Show. COURTESY PHOTO

Sun-cups and wild radish, vetches, tidy-tips and lupine will be among the fragile attractions at the sixth annnual Cambria Wildflower Show Saturday and Sunday, April 24 and 25, at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1000 Main St.

More than 400 vases of the quietly spectacular seasonal species are to be on display at the show, which is open from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Entrance donation at the door is $3, but students of all ages are admitted free. For details, call 927-2856 or go to www.ffrpcambria.org.

Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve’s members and helpers will collect (with permission) all display flowers from the Monterey County line to the Morro Bay Estuary, from coastal bluffs to the Santa Lucia ridge.

At the show, wildflower experts will answer questions and help attendees identify what’s growing in their own yards or along their favorite hiking trails (bring a photo). To further hone wildflower-identification skills, take show-organizer D.R. Miller’s wildflower walk on the preserve from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday, May 2. For reservations, call 927-2202 or e-mail reservations@cambriaranchwalk.com.

— Kathe Tanner

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