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Native Garden Projects & Open Hours

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Native Garden Projects & Open Hours

Sep 1 2016 - 7:30am to 3:00pm
ACR Conservation Center

7:30-9:00am (summer hours) - Native Gardening: Help with the native garden and share ideas and enthusiasm for education in the garden too.

8:00-9:30am (fall hours beginning October 6) - Native Gardening: Help with the native garden and share ideas and enthusiasm for education in the garden too.

9:00am-10:30am - Walk, Talk,Tea & a Tale in the Native Garden: Meet the native plants, look for native insects and birds, sit for a little tea and a tale or talk about native plants as habitat or related subjects. Each time we'll try to have a native plant to taste or sniff or make something with, or we'll have a tale to tell or a kid's story to read.

10:30-11:30am & Noon-3:00pm - Visit the Garden and Center: Drop by to visit the garden, see Nature Art on display, learn about ACR and plans for the Center, or talk about volunteering with Dave Self, ACR's Resource Ecologist for the Modini Mayacamas.

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 ACR's Conservation Center, 226 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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Birds & Botany

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Birds & Botany

Sep 2 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. Suggested donation $15-25/person. Contributions support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. All donations are greatly appreciated!

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

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

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



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Walking with the Sunrise

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Walking with the Sunrise

Sep 3 2016 - 5:30am to 8:00am
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self to appreciate the early morning light, fog in the valleys, fall flowers, fall colors, and the sounds of waking birds and other early morning wildlife. A dawn coyote chorus is not uncommon, jays and acorn woodpeckers will probably make themselves heard, and who knows what others critters may chatter or wander by (a bobcat, a bear, a mountain lion, oh my!?). A different route and adventure each time! Enjoy these video-slideshows of two early hikes on August 27 and August 28.

Register on the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page - Limit 10

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

Bring Water, hat, jacket, binoculars

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

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

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

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



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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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

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



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Docent Training

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Docent Training

Sep 7 2016 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Become a docent of ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve and immerse yourself in natural history and inspire a conservation ethic in the children you teach. Classes meet weekly for 24 weeks. Learn about birds, insects, pond life and teaching techniques. Three units of college credit are available.

Interested? Please contact the Education team at 415.868.9244 ext. 110. Training begins September 7!



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Native Garden Projects & Open Hours

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Native Garden Projects & Open Hours

Sep 8 2016 - 7:30am to 3:00pm
ACR Conservation Center

7:30-9:00am (summer hours) - Native Gardening: Help with the native garden and share ideas and enthusiasm for education in the garden too.

8:00-9:30am (fall hours beginning October 6) - Native Gardening: Help with the native garden and share ideas and enthusiasm for education in the garden too.

9:00am-10:30am - Walk, Talk,Tea & a Tale in the Native Garden: Meet the native plants, look for native insects and birds, sit for a little tea and a tale or talk about native plants as habitat or related subjects. Each time we'll try to have a native plant to taste or sniff or make something with, or we'll have a tale to tell or a kid's story to read.

10:30-11:30am & Noon-3:00pm - Visit the Garden and Center: Drop by to visit the garden, see Nature Art on display, learn about ACR and plans for the Center, or talk about volunteering with Dave Self, ACR's Resource Ecologist for the Modini Mayacamas.

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 ACR's Conservation Center, 226 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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Field Botany Day

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Field Botany Day

Sep 9 2016 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self every second Friday for a drive and walk to appreciate (and photograph) plants of the season, flowers, seeds, fall colors, habitat - and to learn of their ecology and uses by wildlife and by people.

Bring your smart-phone (or other camera), extra water, hat, and dress for variable weather.

Register through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page. Limit 15

Meet at 9:30 at the JUNCTION OF PINE FLAT ROAD & RED WINERY ROAD, 3/4 mile north on Pine Flat Rd from Hwy 128 by Jimtown to carpool to the Preserves.

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

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

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

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



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Walking with the Sunrise

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Walking with the Sunrise

Sep 10 2016 - 5:30am to 8:00am
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self to appreciate the early morning light, fog in the valleys, fall flowers, fall colors, and the sounds of waking birds and other early morning wildlife. A dawn coyote chorus is not uncommon, jays and acorn woodpeckers will probably make themselves heard, and who knows what others critters may chatter or wander by (a bobcat, a bear, a mountain lion, oh my!?). A different route and adventure each time! Enjoy these video-slideshows of two early hikes on August 27 and August 28.

Register on the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page - Limit 10

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

Bring Water, hat, jacket, binoculars

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

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

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

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



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Access Orientation & Optional Hike

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Access Orientation & Optional Hike

Sep 10 2016 - 9:30am to 2:30pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self from 9:30am - 11:30am for an introduction to the Modini Mayacamas Preserves. We'll stop at several points to get a sense of Preserve geography, then Dave will introduce you to the preserve, it’s history, our guidelines and resources for enjoying the preserve. 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 11:30am - 2:30pm 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. Look for the White Egret Truck at the Junction of Red Winery & Pine Flat Rds.

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

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

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

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



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Iconic Cats

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Iconic Cats

Sep 10 2016 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Larkspur Library

Join ACR Wildlife Ecologist Dr. Quinton Martins, to learn about the role of mountain lions and other top predators in our ecosystem. He will share his experiences of studying and conserving big cats in South Africa while highlighting how charismatic and iconic predators like leopards and mountain lions act as superheros for conservation. Learn about the new Mountain Lion Project, a community based project designed to increase scientific and public understanding of these magnificent creatures.

Where: Larkspur Library, 400 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur, CA 94939 (map)

 



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Walking with the Sunrise

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Walking with the Sunrise

Sep 11 2016 - 5:30am to 8:00am
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self to appreciate the early morning light, fog in the valleys, fall flowers, fall colors, and the sounds of waking birds and other early morning wildlife. A dawn coyote chorus is not uncommon, jays and acorn woodpeckers will probably make themselves heard, and who knows what others critters may chatter or wander by (a bobcat, a bear, a mountain lion, oh my!?). A different route and adventure each time! Enjoy these video-slideshows of two early hikes on August 27 and August 28.

Register on the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page - Limit 10

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

Bring Water, hat, jacket, binoculars

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

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

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

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



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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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

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



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Docent Training

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Docent Training

Sep 14 2016 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Become a docent of ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve and immerse yourself in natural history and inspire a conservation ethic in the children you teach. Classes meet weekly for 24 weeks. Learn about birds, insects, pond life and teaching techniques. Three units of college credit are available.

Interested? Please contact the Education team at 415.868.9244 ext. 110. Training begins September 7!



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Native Garden Projects & Open Hours

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Native Garden Projects & Open Hours

Sep 15 2016 - 7:30am to 3:00pm
ACR Conservation Center

7:30-9:00am (summer hours) - Native Gardening: Help with the native garden and share ideas and enthusiasm for education in the garden too.

8:00-9:30am (fall hours beginning October 6) - Native Gardening: Help with the native garden and share ideas and enthusiasm for education in the garden too.

9:00am-10:30am - Walk, Talk,Tea & a Tale in the Native Garden: Meet the native plants, look for native insects and birds, sit for a little tea and a tale or talk about native plants as habitat or related subjects. Each time we'll try to have a native plant to taste or sniff or make something with, or we'll have a tale to tell or a kid's story to read.

10:30-11:30am & Noon-3:00pm - Visit the Garden and Center: Drop by to visit the garden, see Nature Art on display, learn about ACR and plans for the Center, or talk about volunteering with Dave Self, ACR's Resource Ecologist for the Modini Mayacamas.

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 ACR's Conservation Center, 226 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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Annual ACR Appreciation Picnic

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Annual ACR Appreciation Picnic

Sep 17 2016 - 10:00am to 1:30pm
Bouverie Preserve

About the Picnic

Every year, ACR invites its volunteers, members (Sponsor-level+) and donors ($250+ annual gift) for this special-access appreciation event so we can thank our supporters for their support of ACR programs and preserves. This fall, we look forward to sharing the Bouverie Preserve. Join us!

By invitation only. 

Did you recieve an invitation and are able to join us?

Click here to rsvp!

Not a Sponsor-level member or supporter? Become a member today and join us for the Appreciation Picnic in September!



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Walking with the Sunrise

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Walking with the Sunrise

Sep 18 2016 - 5:30am to 8:00am
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self to appreciate the early morning light, fog in the valleys, fall flowers, fall colors, and the sounds of waking birds and other early morning wildlife. A dawn coyote chorus is not uncommon, jays and acorn woodpeckers will probably make themselves heard, and who knows what others critters may chatter or wander by (a bobcat, a bear, a mountain lion, oh my!?). A different route and adventure each time! Enjoy these video-slideshows of two early hikes on August 27 and August 28.

Register on the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page - Limit 10

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

Bring Water, hat, jacket, binoculars

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

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

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

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



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Acorns, Oaks and Others Nature Hike

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Acorns, Oaks and Others Nature Hike

Sep 18 2016 - 9:30am to 3:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self for a close look at oaks, their acorns, and the critters who love them including people, deer, bear, jays, acorn woodpeckers, woodrats, etc. If you can, read "Secrets of the Oak Woodlands" before the trip - and consider joining our Book Group starting in mid October.

Bring water, lunch and dress for variable weather.

Register through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page. Limit 15

Meet at 9:30 at the JUNCTION OF PINE FLAT ROAD & RED WINERY ROAD, 3/4 mile north on Pine Flat Rd from Hwy 128 by Jimtown so we can carpool to the Preserves.

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

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

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

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



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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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

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



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Docent Training

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Docent Training

Sep 21 2016 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Become a docent of ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve and immerse yourself in natural history and inspire a conservation ethic in the children you teach. Classes meet weekly for 24 weeks. Learn about birds, insects, pond life and teaching techniques. Three units of college credit are available.

Interested? Please contact the Education team at 415.868.9244 ext. 110. Training begins September 7!



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Native Garden Projects & Open Hours

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Native Garden Projects & Open Hours

Sep 22 2016 - 7:30am to 3:00pm
ACR Conservation Center

7:30-9:00am (summer hours) - Native Gardening: Help with the native garden and share ideas and enthusiasm for education in the garden too.

8:00-9:30am (fall hours beginning October 6) - Native Gardening: Help with the native garden and share ideas and enthusiasm for education in the garden too.

9:00am-10:30am - Walk, Talk,Tea & a Tale in the Native Garden: Meet the native plants, look for native insects and birds, sit for a little tea and a tale or talk about native plants as habitat or related subjects. Each time we'll try to have a native plant to taste or sniff or make something with, or we'll have a tale to tell or a kid's story to read.

10:30-11:30am & Noon-3:00pm - Visit the Garden and Center: Drop by to visit the garden, see Nature Art on display, learn about ACR and plans for the Center, or talk about volunteering with Dave Self, ACR's Resource Ecologist for the Modini Mayacamas.

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 ACR's Conservation Center, 226 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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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

Sep 22 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Join Martin Griffin Preserve Stewards on Thursday mornings to help with ecological restoration in the preserve’s Four Canyons. Activities include collecting seed, propagating native plants, preparing project sites, out-planting and ensuring survival of plants.

Call 415.868.9244, ext. 118 or email Gwen Heistand, ACR's Director of Education & Resident Biologist, for more information.

 



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Fourth Friday Stewardship

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Fourth Friday Stewardship

Sep 23 2016 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self each fourth Friday of the month to give nature a hand with stewardship at various sites around 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! 

Meet at 9:00am at 4020 Pine Flat Rd, Geyserville, CA, 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. 

Bring extra water, lunch and 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.

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

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

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.



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Walking with the Sunrise

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Walking with the Sunrise

Sep 24 2016 - 5:30am to 8:00am
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self to appreciate the early morning light, fog in the valleys, fall flowers, fall colors, and the sounds of waking birds and other early morning wildlife. A dawn coyote chorus is not uncommon, jays and acorn woodpeckers will probably make themselves heard, and who knows what others critters may chatter or wander by (a bobcat, a bear, a mountain lion, oh my!?). A different route and adventure each time! Enjoy these video-slideshows of two early hikes on August 27 and August 28.

Register on the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page - Limit 10

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

Bring Water, hat, jacket, binoculars

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

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

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

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



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Walking with the Sunrise

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Walking with the Sunrise

Sep 25 2016 - 5:30am to 8:00am
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self to appreciate the early morning light, fog in the valleys, fall flowers, fall colors, and the sounds of waking birds and other early morning wildlife. A dawn coyote chorus is not uncommon, jays and acorn woodpeckers will probably make themselves heard, and who knows what others critters may chatter or wander by (a bobcat, a bear, a mountain lion, oh my!?). A different route and adventure each time! Enjoy these video-slideshows of two early hikes on August 27 and August 28.

Register on the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page - Limit 10

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

Bring Water, hat, jacket, binoculars

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

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

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

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



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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

Sep 26 2016 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
Bouverie Preserve

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



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Native Garden Projects & Open Hours

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Native Garden Projects & Open Hours

Sep 29 2016 - 7:30am to 3:00pm
ACR Conservation Center

7:30-9:00am (summer hours) - Native Gardening: Help with the native garden and share ideas and enthusiasm for education in the garden too.

8:00-9:30am (fall hours beginning October 6) - Native Gardening: Help with the native garden and share ideas and enthusiasm for education in the garden too.

9:00am-10:30am - Walk, Talk,Tea & a Tale in the Native Garden: Meet the native plants, look for native insects and birds, sit for a little tea and a tale or talk about native plants as habitat or related subjects. Each time we'll try to have a native plant to taste or sniff or make something with, or we'll have a tale to tell or a kid's story to read.

10:30-11:30am & Noon-3:00pm - Visit the Garden and Center: Drop by to visit the garden, see Nature Art on display, learn about ACR and plans for the Center, or talk about volunteering with Dave Self, ACR's Resource Ecologist for the Modini Mayacamas.

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 ACR's Conservation Center, 226 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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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

Sep 29 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Join Martin Griffin Preserve Stewards on Thursday mornings to help with ecological restoration in the preserve’s Four Canyons. Activities include collecting seed, propagating native plants, preparing project sites, out-planting and ensuring survival of plants.

Call 415.868.9244, ext. 118 or email Gwen Heistand, ACR's Director of Education & Resident Biologist, for more information.

 



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Birds & Botany

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Birds & Botany

Sep 30 2016 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

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

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

Bring Lunch, water and binoculars

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

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

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

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

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



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