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Birds & Botany

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Birds & Botany

Jul 1 2016 - 8:00am to 1:00pm
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, and all hikes are free.

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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Open to the Public

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Open to the Public

Jul 1 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Summer Orchids of the Mayacamas

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Summer Orchids of the Mayacamas

Jul 2 2016 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self to try to relocate and photo-document four summer-blooming orchid species that have been reported from the Modini Mayacamas Preserves.

Bring extra water, camera and a hat!

Register through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page. Limit 10

Meet STARTS AT 9:30 AT THE JUNCTION OF PINE FLAT ROAD & RED WINERY ROAD, 3/4 mile 'east' on Pine Flat Rd from Hwy 128 by Jimtown.

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

General Info Hikes are hosted by Audubon Canyon Ranch staff. No preregistration is necessary unless otherwise noted, and all hikes are free but 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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Open to the Public

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Open to the Public

Jul 2 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Open to the Public

Jul 3 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Open to the Public

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Open to the Public

Jul 4 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Open to the Public

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Open to the Public

Jul 5 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Open to the Public

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Open to the Public

Jul 6 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Native Garden Projects

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Native Garden Projects

Jul 7 2016 - 7:30am to 9:00am
ACR Conservation Center

Help with native garden maintenance & nursery projects (weeding, planting, starting plants, adding habitat features, tool maintenance, etc.).

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 the Modini Conservation Center, 226A Center Street, Healdsburg, CA. Park south of us, or around the block. (If you park north of us, there is a 3-hour limit).

 



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Open Hours

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Open Hours

Jul 7 2016 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
ACR Conservation Center

Drop by to learn about ACR, the Modini Mayacamas Preserves, and the Modini's, and/or to talk with Dave about volunteering on the Preserves or at the Center. ACR is looking for volunteers with skills, energy, interests and expertise to share. We need volunteers to help: maintain trails, lead hikes, lead Nature Walks, develop and offer other education programs; maintain the native garden; collect seed, grow native plants for restoration, photograph plants and animals; etc

Come through the gate at 226 Center St in Healsdburg, then walk around to the south-side entry.

Repeats Thursdays this spring and summer, except May 5

"ACR: Conservation in Action through Stewardship, Education and Research"

Host: ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self



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Open to the Public

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Open to the Public

Jul 7 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Milkweeds of the Mayacamas & Monarch Butterfly Watch

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Milkweeds of the Mayacamas & Monarch Butterfly Watch

Jul 8 2016 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self to try and find and photo-document four milkweed species that have been reported from along Pine Flat Road in the Modini Mayacamas Preserves. We'll also watch for monarchs (and other butterflies). 

Bring extra water, camera and a hat!

Register through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page. Limit 10

Meet STARTS AT 9:30 AT THE JUNCTION OF PINE FLAT ROAD & RED WINERY ROAD, 3/4 mile 'east' on Pine Flat Rd from Hwy 128 by Jimtown.

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

General Info Hikes are hosted by Audubon Canyon Ranch staff. No preregistration is necessary unless otherwise noted, and all hikes are free but 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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Open to the Public

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Open to the Public

Jul 8 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Sunrise Solitude & Early Morning Wildlife

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Sunrise Solitude & Early Morning Wildlife

Jul 9 2016 - 5:30am to 7:15am
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Meet ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self at the junction of Pine Flat Rd. and Red Winery Rd., 3/4 mile 'east' on Pine Flat Rd from Hwy 128 at Jimtown. We'll drive up to the Preserve, with each person claiming an individual sit-spot. We'll each settle in to appreciate the summer sunrise - in solitude, while listening and watching for birds and other early morning wildlife. When we get back together, we'll share observations. A dawn coyote chorus is not uncommon, jays and acorn woodpeckers will probably make themselves heard, and who knows what else might wander by (bobcats, bears or mountain lions, oh my!?). Bring extra water, binoculars, a cushion? - and be prepared, with layers, for the early morning chill.

(Note: we'll do this mid August into late September too, and again in spring for the dawn chorus)

Register through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page

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

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.

General Info Hikes are hosted by Audubon Canyon Ranch staff. No pre-registration is necessary unless otherwise noted, and all hikes are free.

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

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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Access Orientation & Optional Hike

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Access Orientation & Optional Hike

Jul 9 2016 - 8:00am to 2:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self from 8:00am - 10:30am for an introduction to the Modini Mayacamas Preserves. At several stops he’ll introduce the preserve, it’s history, and guidelines and resources for enjoying all the preserve has to offer. Agree to preserve rules, and you will be given a trail guide and permit for independent hiking.

After orientation you can join Dave for a hike from 10:30am - 2:00pm to appreciate wildflowers and views, or explore on your own.

If hiking after orientation, bring a lunch & water; dress for the weather & sun!

Register through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page

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

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.

General Info Hikes are hosted by Audubon Canyon Ranch staff. No pre-registration is necessary unless otherwise noted, and all hikes are free.

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

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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Open to the Public

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Open to the Public

Jul 9 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Conservation Talks: Exploring Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary

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Conservation Talks: Exploring Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary

Jul 9 2016 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

ACR Conservation Talks: Exploring Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary

Description 

Off the Marin coast lies an underwater mountain called Cordell Bank. The bank and surrounding region are bursting with biodiversity attracting local and highly migratory species from around the Pacific Ocean. Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary was established in 1989 and recently expanded in 2015. Learn about this underwater treasure and about the dynamics of this unique ecosystem.
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Speaker's Biography: Jennifer Stock, Education and Outreach Coordinator, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary

Our speaker, Jennifer Stock, coordinates all education and outreach activities for Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, which includes creating exhibits and signage to increase awareness about the sanctuary, providing professional development to educators, translating science for multiple audiences, creating outreach opportunities, publications, outings and being the local "ocean DJ" as the host for her monthly radio show called "Ocean Currents" on community radio for West Marin, KWMR.

Jennifer, a resident of Petaluma, has been with Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary since 2000 and prior to that was an outdoor educator/naturalist with Yosemite National Institute-Headlands Institute, Guided Discoveries-Catalina Island Marine Institute, and the National Park Service as a seasonal interpreter. Jennifer brings over 20 years of environmental education experience to her role at the sanctuary. Jennifer has a BA in Biology from the University of Delaware and a MS in Education through Dominican University of California.

For directions to ACR's Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.



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Nature Connection: An Evening of Storytelling with Ane Carla Rovetta

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Nature Connection: An Evening of Storytelling with Ane Carla Rovetta

Jul 9 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Ane Carla Rovetta is not only a Master Storyteller, she is also an illustrator who draws the animals in a story in front of her audiences! Come sit, surrounded by her art exhibition that is currently on view at the Display Hall in Picher Canyon and listen to her tales of the OLD Days. Then, watch, as she creates more lively animal images with vivid strokes of chalks that she makes. You will be transported to the magical time when the animals could speak.

Suitable for ages 5 years and older.

Desserts and hot beverages will be served after the performance.

For directions to Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.

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Sunrise Solitude & Early Morning Wildlife

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Sunrise Solitude & Early Morning Wildlife

Jul 10 2016 - 5:30am to 7:15am
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Meet ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self at the junction of Pine Flat Rd. and Red Winery Rd., 3/4 mile 'east' on Pine Flat Rd from Hwy 128 at Jimtown. We'll drive up to the Preserve, with each person claiming an individual sit-spot. We'll each settle in to appreciate the summer sunrise - in solitude, while listening and watching for birds and other early morning wildlife. When we get back together, we'll share observations. A dawn coyote chorus is not uncommon, jays and acorn woodpeckers will probably make themselves heard, and who knows what else might wander by (bobcats, bears or mountain lions, oh my!?). Bring extra water, binoculars, a cushion? - and be prepared, with layers, for the early morning chill.

(Note: we'll do this mid August into late September too, and again in spring for the dawn chorus)

Register through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page

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

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.

General Info Hikes are hosted by Audubon Canyon Ranch staff. No pre-registration is necessary unless otherwise noted, and all hikes are free.

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

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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Open to the Public

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Open to the Public

Jul 10 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

Jul 11 2016 - 9:00am 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 9:00am to Noon. For more information, email ACR Resource Ecologist Jennifer Potts or call 707.935.8417.



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Open to the Public

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Open to the Public

Jul 12 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Open to the Public

Jul 13 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Native Garden Projects

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Native Garden Projects

Jul 14 2016 - 7:30am to 9:00am
ACR Conservation Center

Help with native garden maintenance & nursery projects (weeding, planting, starting plants, adding habitat features, tool maintenance, etc.).

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 the Modini Conservation Center, 226A Center Street, Healdsburg, CA. Park south of us, or around the block. (If you park north of us, there is a 3-hour limit).

 



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Open Hours

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Open Hours

Jul 14 2016 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
ACR Conservation Center

Drop by to learn about ACR, the Modini Mayacamas Preserves, and the Modini's, and/or to talk with Dave about volunteering on the Preserves or at the Center. ACR is looking for volunteers with skills, energy, interests and expertise to share. We need volunteers to help: maintain trails, lead hikes, lead Nature Walks, develop and offer other education programs; maintain the native garden; collect seed, grow native plants for restoration, photograph plants and animals; etc

Come through the gate at 226 Center St in Healsdburg, then walk around to the south-side entry.

Repeats Thursdays this spring and summer, except May 5

"ACR: Conservation in Action through Stewardship, Education and Research"

Host: ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self



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Open to the Public

Jul 14 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Docent Orientation / Recruitment Day

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Docent Orientation / Recruitment Day

Jul 14 2016 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Open a child's mind to the wonder of nature by becoming a docent at ACR's Martin Griffin Preserve.

An ACR docent is someone with an abiding love of nature and a desire to share that appreciation & enthusiasm with children aged 9-11. Docents receive exceptional coursework in the natural history of Northern California's diverse ecosystems as well as training in the dynamics of working with children in these natural settings.

Join us for an orientation program beginning with a brief overview of the 24-week college-level naturalist training program and ending with an hour-long hike on the trail. Seasoned Martin Griffin Preserve docents will lead the hikes and be available to answer questions about the training program.

SIGN UP TODAY!

Can't make this date? Choose from all dates this spring and summer:
April 7, April 23, May 5, May 21, June 2, June 18, July 14, August 20

Bring a friend!

Questions? Call ACR headquarters at 415.868.9244



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Jul 15 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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At the Center: Culture that Celebrates Nature

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At the Center: Culture that Celebrates Nature

Jul 15 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
ACR Conservation Center

Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Selfand come by the ACR Conservation Center to share your nature art, recent wildflower photographs, a new song, a carving, a story, a landscape painting from Pine Flat Road, an entry from your nature journal, a sketch, a poem, etc., with other 'artists'. Or just drop by to see what others are sharing. Perhaps Dave will share a photo or poem, maybe a bit of story, perhaps a sketch. What about you?

*Limit 15* Pre-register at our Friends of Modini Mayacamas Meetup & let us know what you might be sharing.

Repeats every 3rd Friday.

Meet: 226A Center St, Healdsburg, CA (map). Come through the gate and garden to the south side of the building, the office door will be open.

Host: ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self



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Sunrise Solitude & Early Morning Wildlife

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Sunrise Solitude & Early Morning Wildlife

Jul 16 2016 - 5:30am to 7:15am
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Meet ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self at the junction of Pine Flat Rd. and Red Winery Rd., 3/4 mile 'east' on Pine Flat Rd from Hwy 128 at Jimtown. We'll drive up to the Preserve, with each person claiming an individual sit-spot. We'll each settle in to appreciate the summer sunrise - in solitude, while listening and watching for birds and other early morning wildlife. When we get back together, we'll share observations. A dawn coyote chorus is not uncommon, jays and acorn woodpeckers will probably make themselves heard, and who knows what else might wander by (bobcats, bears or mountain lions, oh my!?). Bring extra water, binoculars, a cushion? - and be prepared, with layers, for the early morning chill.

(Note: we'll do this mid August into late September too, and again in spring for the dawn chorus)

Register through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page

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

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.

General Info Hikes are hosted by Audubon Canyon Ranch staff. No pre-registration is necessary unless otherwise noted, and all hikes are free.

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

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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Third Saturday Stewardship

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Third Saturday Stewardship

Jul 16 2016 - 7:30am to 10:30am
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self and the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards each third Saturday of the month for a habitat restoration project on the Preserves. We'll get some exercise, make friends, learn plants and wildlife, help heal habitat - and have some fun too! Tasks for these workdays shift with the season, weather and status of the plants and vegetation. Tasks may include invasive species removal, trail maintenance, native planting, weeding around plantings, seed collecting, seeding, etc.

No experience necessary. Note that the ground is often uneven, with fallen branches, rocks and brambles, so wear study shoes and work clothes. ACR will provide necessary tools. If you have any tools at home, you may bring them. Particularly useful tools include hand trowels, hand picks, and knee pads. No power tools please!

Bring water, lunch, work gloves. Wear long pants, long sleeves and sturdy shoes. I'll have extra work gloves. 

Register through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page. Limit 12.

Meet STARTS AT 7:30 AT THE JUNCTION OF PINE FLAT ROAD & RED WINERY ROAD, 3/4 mile north on Pine Flat Rd from Hwy 128 at Jimtown - to carpool to the Preserve.

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

General Info Hikes are hosted by Audubon Canyon Ranch staff. No preregistration is necessary unless otherwise noted, and all hikes are free but 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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Open to the Public

Jul 16 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Conservation Talks: Coyotes in Our Midst

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Conservation Talks: Coyotes in Our Midst

Jul 16 2016 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Description 

Coyotes in our Midst will cover the natural history of coyotes, the dangers they face while trying to survive and raise their families, and the benefits they bring to ecosystems. It will also share information on how humans and coyotes can safely live amongst each other, both in urban and rural environments. 

Speaker's Biography: Keli Hendricks, Project Coyote Ranching with Wildlife Coordinator

Keli is a former professional horse trainer who now helps people and wildlife coexist as the Ranching with Wildlife Coordinator for Project Coyote. Keli also rehabilitates injured and orphaned wildlife as an animal care volunteer for Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue. Keli and her husband Dean live on the Bar C R Ranch in Petaluma, where Dean has managed the cow-calf operation for over 20 years.

Eventbrite - ACR Conservation Talks: Coyotes in Our Midst

For directions to ACR's Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.



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Sunrise Solitude & Early Morning Wildlife

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Sunrise Solitude & Early Morning Wildlife

Jul 17 2016 - 5:30am to 7:15am
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Meet ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self at the junction of Pine Flat Rd. and Red Winery Rd., 3/4 mile 'east' on Pine Flat Rd from Hwy 128 at Jimtown. We'll drive up to the Preserve, with each person claiming an individual sit-spot. We'll each settle in to appreciate the summer sunrise - in solitude, while listening and watching for birds and other early morning wildlife. When we get back together, we'll share observations. A dawn coyote chorus is not uncommon, jays and acorn woodpeckers will probably make themselves heard, and who knows what else might wander by (bobcats, bears or mountain lions, oh my!?). Bring extra water, binoculars, a cushion? - and be prepared, with layers, for the early morning chill.

(Note: we'll do this mid August into late September too, and again in spring for the dawn chorus)

Register through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page

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

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.

General Info Hikes are hosted by Audubon Canyon Ranch staff. No pre-registration is necessary unless otherwise noted, and all hikes are free.

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

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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Seed Collecting Stewards

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Seed Collecting Stewards

Jul 17 2016 - 7:30am to 10:30am
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self to help collect native grass seeds and other species as we find them. No experience necessary.

Note that the ground is often uneven, with fallen branches, rocks and brambles, so wear study shoes and work clothes.

Bring extra water and a hat!

Meet ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self at the junction of Pine Flat Rd. and Red Winery Rd., 3/4 mile 'east' on Pine Flat Rd from Hwy 128 at Jimtown so we can carpool to the Preserves.

Register through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page

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

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.

General Info Hikes are hosted by Audubon Canyon Ranch staff. No pre-registration is necessary unless otherwise noted, and all hikes are free.

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

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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Open to the Public

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Open to the Public

Jul 17 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

Jul 18 2016 - 9:00am 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 9:00am to Noon. For more information, email ACR Resource Ecologist Jennifer Potts or call 707.935.8417.



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Open to the Public

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Open to the Public

Jul 19 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Open to the Public

Jul 20 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Native Garden Projects

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Native Garden Projects

Jul 21 2016 - 7:30am to 9:00am
ACR Conservation Center

Help with native garden maintenance & nursery projects (weeding, planting, starting plants, adding habitat features, tool maintenance, etc.).

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 the Modini Conservation Center, 226A Center Street, Healdsburg, CA. Park south of us, or around the block. (If you park north of us, there is a 3-hour limit).

 



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Open Hours

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Open Hours

Jul 21 2016 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
ACR Conservation Center

Drop by to learn about ACR, the Modini Mayacamas Preserves, and the Modini's, and/or to talk with Dave about volunteering on the Preserves or at the Center. ACR is looking for volunteers with skills, energy, interests and expertise to share. We need volunteers to help: maintain trails, lead hikes, lead Nature Walks, develop and offer other education programs; maintain the native garden; collect seed, grow native plants for restoration, photograph plants and animals; etc

Come through the gate at 226 Center St in Healsdburg, then walk around to the south-side entry.

Repeats Thursdays this spring and summer, except May 5

"ACR: Conservation in Action through Stewardship, Education and Research"

Host: ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self



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Open to the Public

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Open to the Public

Jul 21 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Fourth Friday Stewardship

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Fourth Friday Stewardship

Jul 22 2016 - 7:30am to 11:00am
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self each fourth Friday of the month to give nature a hand with stewardship of some special spots in Pine Flat - the heart of the wild 2,000-acre Modini Mayacamas Preserves. We'll get some exercise, make friends, learn plants and wildlife, help heal habitat - and have some fun too! Tasks for these workdays shift with the season, weather and status of the plants and vegetation. Tasks may include invasive species removal, trail maintenance, native planting, weeding around plantings, seed collecting, seeding, etc.

No experience necessary. Note that the ground is often uneven, with fallen branches, rocks and brambles, so wear study shoes and work clothes. ACR will provide necessary tools. If you have any tools at home, you may bring them. Particularly useful tools include hand trowels, hand  picks, and knee pads. No power tools please! 

Meet at 9:30am beside Pine Flat Rd at Red Winery Rd, 3/4 mile north on Pine Flat Rd from Hwy 128 at Jimtown - to carpool up to the Modini Mayacamas Preserves. 4020 Pine Flat Rd, Geyserville, CA (map).

Bring extra water, lunch and work gloves. Wear long pants, long sleeves and sturdy shoes. I'll have extra work gloves. 

Pre-register through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page. Limit 12.

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

General Info Hikes are hosted by Audubon Canyon Ranch staff. No preregistration is necessary unless otherwise noted, and all hikes are free but 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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Open to the Public

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Open to the Public

Jul 22 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Twilight Hike

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Twilight Hike

Jul 22 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Bouverie Preserve

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to experience the beauty and rich natural history of this 535-acre preserve as dusk arrives and the animals start to appear. Our twilight hikes are on select Fridays throughout spring and fall. Participants are divided into small groups and paired with a trained Bouverie volunteer to explore the mixed evergreen forest, flower-carpeted oak woodland and rugged chaparral. Hikes range from two to five miles.

Visitors of all ages are welcome. In order to attend a Guided Nature Walk or Twilight Hike, minors (those under the age of 18) MUST be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

Suggested donation $15/person. Contributions support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch.

Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis and can be made a month in advance of each respective hike. Reservations are not definite until confirmed.

Click here to make a reservation by e-mail with the following information:

  • The hike date you wish to reserve
  • First and last name
  • Your address
  • Your phone number
  • The number of people in your party (limit 6)

Call Bouverie Preserve at 707.938.4554 ext. 110 with questions.



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Sunrise Solitude & Early Morning Wildlife

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Sunrise Solitude & Early Morning Wildlife

Jul 23 2016 - 5:30am to 7:15am
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Meet ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self at the junction of Pine Flat Rd. and Red Winery Rd., 3/4 mile 'east' on Pine Flat Rd from Hwy 128 at Jimtown. We'll drive up to the Preserve, with each person claiming an individual sit-spot. We'll each settle in to appreciate the summer sunrise - in solitude, while listening and watching for birds and other early morning wildlife. When we get back together, we'll share observations. A dawn coyote chorus is not uncommon, jays and acorn woodpeckers will probably make themselves heard, and who knows what else might wander by (bobcats, bears or mountain lions, oh my!?). Bring extra water, binoculars, a cushion? - and be prepared, with layers, for the early morning chill.

(Note: we'll do this mid August into late September too, and again in spring for the dawn chorus)

Register through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page

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

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.

General Info Hikes are hosted by Audubon Canyon Ranch staff. No pre-registration is necessary unless otherwise noted, and all hikes are free.

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

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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Seed Collecting Stewards

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Seed Collecting Stewards

Jul 23 2016 - 7:30am to 10:30am
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self to help collect native grass seeds and other species as we find them. No experience necessary.

Note that the ground is often uneven, with fallen branches, rocks and brambles, so wear study shoes and work clothes.

Bring extra water and a hat!

Meet ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self at the junction of Pine Flat Rd. and Red Winery Rd., 3/4 mile 'east' on Pine Flat Rd from Hwy 128 at Jimtown so we can carpool to the Preserves.

Register through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page

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

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.

General Info Hikes are hosted by Audubon Canyon Ranch staff. No pre-registration is necessary unless otherwise noted, and all hikes are free.

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

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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Open to the Public

Jul 23 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Conservation Talks: Wintering Waterbirds on Bolinas Lagoon

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Conservation Talks: Wintering Waterbirds on Bolinas Lagoon

Jul 23 2016 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Description 

Bolinas Lagoon is an internationally recognized wetland, supporting a wealth of estuarine life, including ever-changing, year-round assemblages of waterbirds. Monitoring of winter waterbird numbers since the early 1970s has revealed that numbers of most species have been very dynamic. This talk will focus on the findings from these surveys, demonstrating how the numbers of different species have responded to changing source population sizes, annual precipitation, and habitat changes both within and away from the lagoon.

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Speaker's Biography: Lynne Stenzel, Senior Wetland Ecologist, Point Blue

Lynne Stenzel has conducted research on wetland birds at Point Blue Conservation Science (formerly PRBO) since the early 1970s, including, in the past, ecological studies of the shorebirds at Bolinas Lagoon, waterbird surveys of the wetlands across the western U.S. and Baja California, nesting cormorants on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, and mortality of seabirds as witnessed through beached bird surveys.  Her current work is focused on many aspects of the recovery of the threatened Snowy Plovers nesting on the west coast, with a focus on the demography of plovers nesting in the Monterey Bay area.   She also has continued the waterbird surveys of Bolinas Lagoon that began in the early 1970s.  

For directions to ACR's Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.



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Sunrise Solitude & Early Morning Wildlife

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Sunrise Solitude & Early Morning Wildlife

Jul 24 2016 - 5:30am to 7:15am
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Meet ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self at the junction of Pine Flat Rd. and Red Winery Rd., 3/4 mile 'east' on Pine Flat Rd from Hwy 128 at Jimtown. We'll drive up to the Preserve, with each person claiming an individual sit-spot. We'll each settle in to appreciate the summer sunrise - in solitude, while listening and watching for birds and other early morning wildlife. When we get back together, we'll share observations. A dawn coyote chorus is not uncommon, jays and acorn woodpeckers will probably make themselves heard, and who knows what else might wander by (bobcats, bears or mountain lions, oh my!?). Bring extra water, binoculars, a cushion? - and be prepared, with layers, for the early morning chill.

(Note: we'll do this mid August into late September too, and again in spring for the dawn chorus)

Register through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page

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

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.

General Info Hikes are hosted by Audubon Canyon Ranch staff. No pre-registration is necessary unless otherwise noted, and all hikes are free.

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

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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Open to the Public

Jul 24 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Nature Connection: Nature-based Yoga in the Canyon

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Nature Connection: Nature-based Yoga in the Canyon

Jul 24 2016 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Description

Come feel the earth beneath your feet, engage your senses, and connect with the natural world at ACR's Martin Griffin Preserve for a morning of Nature-based Yoga in the Canyon with Elizabeth Barnet.
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Instructor's Biography: Elizabeth Barnet

Teaching yoga since 1992, Elizabeth apprenticed with Judith Lasater at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco, studied with Donald Moyer and others at the Yoga Room in Berkeley, and continues her movement studies. Elizabeth’s yoga background is rooted in the Iyengar tradition and is informed by Desikachar, flow yoga, and dance. Her teaching style is gentle, thorough, and articulate; Classes include fundamental movements, careful observations, inspiration from the natural beauty of West Marin, and a sense of humor.
Elizabeth is a graduate of St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a great books program. Elizabeth was born in Zambia and grew up in many parts of the US including Boulder, Chicago, Bar Harbor, and Boston. She is the mother of three and taught through all of her pregnancies. Elizabeth and her husband, artist Rufus Blunk, www.rufusblunk.com, met in the Nicaraguan countryside in 1986 while volunteering on a housebuilding and water system project. Elizabeth is also the co-founder of West Marin Commons, www.westmarincommons.org, a community organization.

What to bring?

Please bring your own yoga mat, water, and layers. If you would like to hike after the yoga program, please bring sturdy shoes.

For directions to Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.



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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

Jul 25 2016 - 9:00am 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 9:00am to Noon. For more information, email ACR Resource Ecologist Jennifer Potts or call 707.935.8417.



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Open to the Public

Jul 26 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Open to the Public

Jul 27 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Native Garden Projects

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Native Garden Projects

Jul 28 2016 - 7:30am to 9:00am
ACR Conservation Center

Help with native garden maintenance & nursery projects (weeding, planting, starting plants, adding habitat features, tool maintenance, etc.).

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 the Modini Conservation Center, 226A Center Street, Healdsburg, CA. Park south of us, or around the block. (If you park north of us, there is a 3-hour limit).

 



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Open Hours

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Open Hours

Jul 28 2016 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
ACR Conservation Center

Drop by to learn about ACR, the Modini Mayacamas Preserves, and the Modini's, and/or to talk with Dave about volunteering on the Preserves or at the Center. ACR is looking for volunteers with skills, energy, interests and expertise to share. We need volunteers to help: maintain trails, lead hikes, lead Nature Walks, develop and offer other education programs; maintain the native garden; collect seed, grow native plants for restoration, photograph plants and animals; etc

Come through the gate at 226 Center St in Healsdburg, then walk around to the south-side entry.

Repeats Thursdays this spring and summer, except May 5

"ACR: Conservation in Action through Stewardship, Education and Research"

Host: ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self



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Open to the Public

Jul 28 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Open to the Public

Jul 29 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Sunrise Solitude & Early Morning Wildlife

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Sunrise Solitude & Early Morning Wildlife

Jul 30 2016 - 5:30am to 7:15am
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Meet ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self at the junction of Pine Flat Rd. and Red Winery Rd., 3/4 mile 'east' on Pine Flat Rd from Hwy 128 at Jimtown. We'll drive up to the Preserve, with each person claiming an individual sit-spot. We'll each settle in to appreciate the summer sunrise - in solitude, while listening and watching for birds and other early morning wildlife. When we get back together, we'll share observations. A dawn coyote chorus is not uncommon, jays and acorn woodpeckers will probably make themselves heard, and who knows what else might wander by (bobcats, bears or mountain lions, oh my!?). Bring extra water, binoculars, a cushion? - and be prepared, with layers, for the early morning chill.

(Note: we'll do this mid August into late September too, and again in spring for the dawn chorus)

Register through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page

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

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.

General Info Hikes are hosted by Audubon Canyon Ranch staff. No pre-registration is necessary unless otherwise noted, and all hikes are free.

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

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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Seed Collecting Stewards

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Seed Collecting Stewards

Jul 30 2016 - 7:30am to 10:30am
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self to help collect native grass seeds and other species as we find them. No experience necessary.

Note that the ground is often uneven, with fallen branches, rocks and brambles, so wear study shoes and work clothes.

Bring extra water and a hat!

Meet ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self at the junction of Pine Flat Rd. and Red Winery Rd., 3/4 mile 'east' on Pine Flat Rd from Hwy 128 at Jimtown so we can carpool to the Preserves.

Register through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page

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

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.

General Info Hikes are hosted by Audubon Canyon Ranch staff. No pre-registration is necessary unless otherwise noted, and all hikes are free.

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

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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Open to the Public

Jul 30 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Sunrise Solitude & Early Morning Wildlife

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Sunrise Solitude & Early Morning Wildlife

Jul 31 2016 - 5:30am to 7:15am
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Meet ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self at the junction of Pine Flat Rd. and Red Winery Rd., 3/4 mile 'east' on Pine Flat Rd from Hwy 128 at Jimtown. We'll drive up to the Preserve, with each person claiming an individual sit-spot. We'll each settle in to appreciate the summer sunrise - in solitude, while listening and watching for birds and other early morning wildlife. When we get back together, we'll share observations. A dawn coyote chorus is not uncommon, jays and acorn woodpeckers will probably make themselves heard, and who knows what else might wander by (bobcats, bears or mountain lions, oh my!?). Bring extra water, binoculars, a cushion? - and be prepared, with layers, for the early morning chill.

(Note: we'll do this mid August into late September too, and again in spring for the dawn chorus)

Register through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page

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

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.

General Info Hikes are hosted by Audubon Canyon Ranch staff. No pre-registration is necessary unless otherwise noted, and all hikes are free.

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

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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Jul 31 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Martin Griffin Preserve: Open to the Public Spring 2016

Beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, and running through July 31, ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve will be open to the public, Tuesdays–Fridays by appointment only, and on weekends and holidays without appointment. We are closed on Mondays.

Hours:

April 2–June 5: Tuesday–Friday, 2pm–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Memorial Day (May 30), 10am–4pm.

June 7–July 31: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm, by appointment only; Saturday–Sunday and Fourth of July (July 4), 10am–4pm.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

ADMISSION: Suggested donation $15/person.

Parking is very limited, carpooling is encouraged. Click here for directions, map and public transit info.

Visitors are encouraged to hike over eight miles of fern-lined trails, discover ponds with newts and other aquatic life, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods and explore our bookstore, as well as take in views of the birds on Bolinas Lagoon. On weekends, volunteer ranch guide naturalists are on hand to lead hikes and answer questions about the history, stewardship and preservation of the Preserve.

To make an appointment, call 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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