Buttonwillow Ecological Reserve is approximately 1,400 acres. A prairie falcon has been observed on the site, as well as black-tailed hares, cottontails and many species of birds including meadowlarks, mourning doves, turkey vultures and red-tailed hawks. Many of the adjacent lands are intensively farmed in alfalfa, cotton, milo or orchard crops.
Acquisition of the property prevented its conversion to agricultural use. The property was designated as an ecological reserve by the Fish and Game Commission in 2000.
For more information, call the Central Region Fresno office Conservation Building at (559) 243-4014.