Food 4 Thought Lecture Series

Sunday, October 1, 2023 2:00 PM Birds in Black…and Blue Corvids of Santa Ynez Valley Presented by: Dennis and Jess Beebe Dennis and Jess will highlight the natural history of five species of corvids found in the Santa Ynez Valley:  American Crows, Common Ravens, Yellow-Billed Magpies, California Scrub Jays, and Stellar’s Jays…examining aspects of these […]

Creepy Creatures

In celebration of Halloween, local experts showcase live snakes, scorpions, spiders, owls, bats and more. There will also be exhibits of animal bones, skulls, and preserved specimens and arts and crafts activities. Witches serve popcorn and punch and there is live music too! Call for more information at 805-963-0691 Admission:  Donation appreciated

Trout in the Classroom

The Neal Taylor Nature Center "Trout in the Classroom" is a program designed to allow visitors, including local school children on field trips, to experience raising trout in an up-close, first-hand environment. Visitors can observe raising trout from eggs to fry and Nature Center volunteers are on hand to answer questions. The result is an […]

Fish Derby

Cachuma Lake Recreation Area

The Fish Derby is a two-day annual fishing event held on Saturday and Sunday in April. To participate in the Fish Derby, registration is required before or during the event. Cash prizes are awarded for different categories of fish caught in Cachuma Lake, and merchandise prizes are distributed throughout the event. Participants of all ages […]