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Native Garden

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Native Garden

Dec 1 2016 - 8:00am to 9:30am
ACR Conservation Center

8:00-9:30am (fall hours) - Native Gardening: Help in the garden by weeding, planting, starting plants, adding habitat features or tool maintenance. Share your knowledge, skills, energy and experience, or just come to learn or help.

Hosts: David Self, ACR Resource Ecologist & Susan Maxwell, Volunteer Gardener/Naturalist

Contact ACR Resource Ecologist David Self at 707.431.8184 for more information.

Pre-registration is appreciated. Register on the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup Page.

Meet at ACR's Conservation Center, 226 Center Street, Healdsburg, CA



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Birds & Botany

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Birds & Botany

Dec 2 2016 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Hike the forests, meadows and hills around Pine Flat and up Redhill with ACR Volunteer Patrick Woodworth & ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self. We’ll be watching (and listening) for birds on the hike out. After lunch, we'll botanize as we consider the seasonal interplay between bird foods, habitat history and current activity of the birds.

Registration Required through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page. Limit 15 

Bring Lunch, water and binoculars

Meeting Spot Schoolhouse Flat, 30 minutes up Pine Flat Rd from Jimtown and Hwy 128.  Drive about 8 miles up Pine Flat Rd. and park in the pullout by the sign: Schoolhouse Flat. Look for the white egret truck.

General Info Hikes are hosted by Audubon Canyon Ranch staff. No pre-registration is necessary unless otherwise noted. Suggested donation $15-25/person. Contributions support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. All donations are greatly appreciated!

Questions? Email ACR Resource Ecologist David Self or call 707.431.8184 or visit the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page.

Steep, Wild Country, No Facilities, No Pets Please dress for the weather and bring at least one quart of drinking water. You may also wish to bring a hat, an extra layer and a snack. There are no toilets, no water fountains, no restaurants, no trash collection...this is a primitive and wild place! Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the outing. For hikes you will want shoes that protect your toes and give you good traction on uneven ground, such as sneakers or hiking boots. Please leave your pets at home.

The Modini Mayacamas Preserves This private nature sanctuary, owned and managed by Audubon Canyon Ranch, has a range of different public access opportunities. Pine Flat Road, a public county road with pullouts, meanders through the preserve, allowing visitors to enjoy the views and birdwatching from roadside pullouts anytime without appointment. Please drive very cautiously, this is a one lane winding road with very limited sight lines. The sanctuary also hosts public guided hikes, which are posted on this website's calendar. For independent hiking, attend an orientation sessions, which are also posted here.



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Useful Plants of Pine Flat

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Useful Plants of Pine Flat

Dec 4 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join Dave Self, ACR Resource Ecologist, to learn a dozen useful plants, their uses by wildlife, and their status in the changing ecology of Pine Flat.

Register through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page. Limit 15.

Meet at 9:00am at the junction of Pine Flat Road & Red Winery Road.

Check the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup Page the night before in case we reschedule due to weather.

Suggested donation $15-25/person. Contributions support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. All donations are greatly appreciated!

Steep, Wild Country, No Facilities, No Pets Dress for the weather and bring at least one quart of drinking water. You may also wish to bring a hat, an extra layer and a snack. There are no toilets, no water fountains, no restaurants, no trash collection...this is a primitive and wild place! Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the outing. For hikes you will want shoes that protect your toes and give you good traction on uneven ground, such as sneakers or hiking boots. Please leave your pets at home.

The Modini Mayacamas Preserves This private nature sanctuary, owned and managed by Audubon Canyon Ranch, has a range of different public access opportunities. Pine Flat Road, a public county road with pullouts, meanders through the preserve, allowing visitors to enjoy the views and birdwatching from roadside pullouts anytime without appointment. Please drive very cautiously, this is a one lane winding road with very limited sight lines. The sanctuary also hosts public guided hikes, which are posted on this website's calendar. For independent hiking, attend an orientation sessions, which are also posted here.

Questions? Contact ACR Resource Ecologist David Self at 707.431.8184 or visit the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page.



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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

Dec 5 2016 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
Bouverie Preserve

Bouverie Stewards work intimately with the land throughout the year at the Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen. This dedicated crew assists with all sorts of habitat protection and restoration work, while learning about the ecology behind the project. The team meets most weeks on Monday from 8:30am to Noon. For more information, email ACR Resource Ecologist Jen Potts or call 707.938.4554 ext. 305.

Click here for directions to Bouverie Preserve.



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Access Orientation

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Access Orientation

Dec 10 2016 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self for an introduction to the Modini Mayacamas Preserves. We'll visit several trailheads for an overview of the Preserves. Then you'll learn about ACR and the Preserves, and about our rules. When you complete and sign the paperwork, you'll be given a trail guide and permit for independent exploration and hiking. Afterwards, you can head off on your own.

Register through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page

Meet beside Pine Flat Rd at Red Winery Rd, 4020 Pine Flat Rd, Geyserville, CA. Look for the White Egret Truck at the Junction of Red Winery & Pine Flat Rds.

General Info Hikes are hosted by Audubon Canyon Ranch staff. Suggested donation $15-25/person. Contributions support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. All donations are greatly appreciated!

Questions? Contact ACR Resource Ecologist David Self or 707.431.8184 or visit the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page.

Steep, Wild Country, No Facilities, No Pets Please dress for the weather and bring at least one quart of drinking water. You may also wish to bring a hat, an extra layer, and a snack. There are no toilets, no water fountains, no restaurants, no trash collection...this is a primitive and wild place! Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the outing. For hikes you will want shoes that protect your toes and give you good traction on uneven ground, such as sneakers or hiking boots. Please leave your pets at home.

The Modini Mayacamas Preserves This private nature sanctuary, owned and managed by Audubon Canyon Ranch, has a range of different public access opportunities. Pine Flat Road, a public county road with pullouts, meanders through the preserve, allowing visitors to enjoy the views and birdwatching from roadside pullouts anytime without appointment. Please drive very cautiously, this is a one lane winding road with very limited sight lines. The sanctuary also hosts public guided hikes, which are posted on this website's calendar. For independent hiking, attend an orientation sessions, which are also posted here.



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Winter Arts & Nature Celebration

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Winter Arts & Nature Celebration

Dec 10 2016 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Celebrate the season and winter solstice by creating beautiful arts & crafts, observe the rhythms of the season with winter waterbird watching, and get inspired with nature-based entertainment for families and people of all ages.

Suggested donation $15-25/person. Contributions support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. All donations are greatly appreciated!

For more information, email ACR Education Program Coordinator Eileen Shanahan or call 415.868.9244, ext. 116.

For directions to Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.



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Documenting Wildlife on the Mayacamas

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Documenting Wildlife on the Mayacamas

Dec 11 2016 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Come and spend the morning with ACR Volunteer, Docent and Wildlife Camera Specialist Ginny Fifield to learn about some of the wildlife that inhabits the Modini Mayacamas Preserves. We'll learn about identifying field signs of mountain lions, bobcat, coyotes and more. We will also visit two wildlife trail cameras, where we'll view new unseen photos/videos - to see if the field signs match the pictures! Total hike is about 3 miles. Ginny is a Docent at the Martin Griffin Preserve, and a Modini Mayacamas Preserves Volunteer, with lots of great field and camera experience studying coyotes and mountain lions. 

Click here to see past footage from the wildlife cameras.

Check our Meetup page in the morning in case we reschedule due to weather. 

Pre-registration is required. Limited to 15 participants. Register through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page

Bring Water and dress warm

Meet Ginny at the junction of Pine Flat Road and Red Winery Road, 3/4 mile north on Pine Flat Road from Hwy 128 at Jimtown. 4020 Pine Flat Rd, Geyserville, CA (map). Look for Ginny's silver Prius.

General Info Hikes are hosted by Audubon Canyon Ranch staff. No preregistration is necessary unless otherwise noted. Suggested donation $15-25/person. Contributions support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. All donations are greatly appreciated!

Questions? Contact ACR Resource Ecologist David Self or 707.431.8184 or visit the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page.

Steep, Wild Country, No Facilities, No Pets Please dress for the weather and bring at least one quart of drinking water. You may also wish to bring a hat, an extra layer, and a snack. There are no toilets, no water fountains, no restaurants, no trash collection...this is a primitive and wild place! Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the outing. For hikes you will want shoes that protect your toes and give you good traction on uneven ground, such as sneakers or hiking boots. Please leave your pets at home.

The Modini Mayacamas Preserves This private nature sanctuary, owned and managed by Audubon Canyon Ranch, has a range of different public access opportunities. Pine Flat Road, a public county road with pullouts, meanders through the preserve, allowing visitors to enjoy the views and birdwatching from roadside pullouts anytime without appointment. Please drive very cautiously, this is a one lane winding road with very limited sight lines. The sanctuary also hosts public guided hikes, which are posted on this website's calendar. For independent hiking, attend an orientation sessions, which are also posted here.



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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

Dec 12 2016 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
Bouverie Preserve

Bouverie Stewards work intimately with the land throughout the year at the Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen. This dedicated crew assists with all sorts of habitat protection and restoration work, while learning about the ecology behind the project. The team meets most weeks on Monday from 8:30am to Noon. For more information, email ACR Resource Ecologist Jen Potts or call 707.938.4554 ext. 305.

Click here for directions to Bouverie Preserve.



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Native Garden

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Native Garden

Dec 15 2016 - 8:00am to 9:30am
ACR Conservation Center

8:00-9:30am (fall hours) - Native Gardening: Help in the garden by weeding, planting, starting plants, adding habitat features or tool maintenance. Share your knowledge, skills, energy and experience, or just come to learn or help.

Hosts: David Self, ACR Resource Ecologist & Susan Maxwell, Volunteer Gardener/Naturalist

Contact ACR Resource Ecologist David Self at 707.431.8184 for more information.

Pre-registration is appreciated. Register on the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup Page.

Meet at ACR's Conservation Center, 226 Center Street, Healdsburg, CA



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An Introduction to Trees of the Modini Mayacamas Preserves

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An Introduction to Trees of the Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Dec 17 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join this hike with ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self for an introduction to the 15 most common tree species found on the Modini Mayacamas Preserves. Learn how to identify them, where they are found, and a little about their ecology including strategies for surviving fire.

We'll be walking about 3 miles. The pace will be leisurely, however some of our walking will be uphill and in exposed areas. Please wear long pants, closed-toed shoes, and bring drinking water and a lunch. If you have binoculars you may wish to bring them.

This outing may be cancelled due to weather. Heavy winds and rains bring down trees and if we are expecting this, we will cancel the event. The decision will be made by 8:00pm the night before and will be posted here and also e-mailed to anyone signed up for the event. 

Santa Rosa carpool: Meet at 8:15am at the east end of Park and Ride under Hwy 12, across from the Fairgrounds/Vet's Hall, for casual carpooling. No preserve staff will be there to coordinate or organize this carpool so you may want to post to the Meetup page if you plan to be there so other folks know. 

Registration Required through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page. Limit 15 participants.

Bring lunch and water

Meet at the junction of Pine Flat and Red Winery Roads

General Info: Suggested donation $15-25/person. Contributions support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. All donations are greatly appreciated!

Questions? Email ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self or visit the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page.

Steep, Wild Country, No Facilities, No Pets Please dress for the weather and bring at least one quart of drinking water. You may also wish to bring a hat, an extra layer and a snack. There are no toilets, no water fountains, no restaurants, no trash collection...this is a primitive and wild place! Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the outing. For hikes you will want shoes that protect your toes and give you good traction on uneven ground, such as sneakers or hiking boots. Please leave your pets at home.

The Modini Mayacamas Preserves This private nature sanctuary, owned and managed by Audubon Canyon Ranch, has a range of different public access opportunities. Pine Flat Road, a public county road with pullouts, meanders through the preserve, allowing visitors to enjoy the views and birdwatching from roadside pullouts anytime without appointment. Please drive very cautiously, this is a one lane winding road with very limited sight lines. The sanctuary also hosts public guided hikes, which are posted on this website's calendar. For independent hiking, attend an orientation sessions, which are also posted here.



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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

Dec 19 2016 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
Bouverie Preserve

Bouverie Stewards work intimately with the land throughout the year at the Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen. This dedicated crew assists with all sorts of habitat protection and restoration work, while learning about the ecology behind the project. The team meets most weeks on Monday from 8:30am to Noon. For more information, email ACR Resource Ecologist Jen Potts or call 707.938.4554 ext. 305.

Click here for directions to Bouverie Preserve.



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