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TEST of Guided Nature Walk

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TEST of Guided Nature Walk

Mar 1 2017 - 9:30am to 1:30pm
Bouverie Preserve

Questions? Call ACR headquarters at 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Native Garden

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Native Garden

Mar 2 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am
ACR Conservation Center

Drop in to help in the garden by weeding, planting, starting plants, adding habitat features or tool maintenance. Share your knowledge, skills, energy and experience, or just come to learn or help.

Host: Susan Maxwell, Volunteer Gardener/Naturalist

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

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



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Birds & Botany

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Birds & Botany

Mar 3 2017 - 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 Eventbrite. Limit 15. Click here to register.

Tickets: $20 non-member / $15 member or student / FREE for children under age 18. Fees support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. Learn more about membership.

Questions? Email ACR Resource Ecologist David Self or call 707.431.8184 ext. 503

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.



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Guided Nature Walk

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Guided Nature Walk

Mar 4 2017 - 9:30am to 1:30pm
Bouverie Preserve

Experience the beauty and rich natural history of this 535-acre preserve. Our half-day guided nature walks are on Saturdays throughout fall and spring. 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. Guided Nature Walks begin at 9:30am and end at 1:30pm and 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.

Tickets: $20 non-member / $15 ACR member/student. Free for children under 18. Fees support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. Learn more about becoming a member >

Questions? Call ACR headquarters at 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

Mar 6 2017 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
Bouverie Preserve

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

Click here for directions to Bouverie Preserve.



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Nature Guide Training

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Nature Guide Training

Mar 11 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

This eight Saturday program is designed to convey basic information about Audubon Canyon Ranch human and natural history, the Preserve and trail techniques. Those interested in sharing knowledge and appreciation of nature during our public weekends as a Volunteer Naturalist (formerly Ranch Guide), please email us or call 415.868.9244, ext. 110.

Saturdays March 11 - April 29, 2017.

 



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Native Garden

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Native Garden

Mar 11 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am
ACR Conservation Center

Drop in to help in the garden by weeding, planting, starting plants, adding habitat features or tool maintenance. Share your knowledge, skills, energy and experience, or just come to learn or help.

Host: Susan Maxwell, Volunteer Gardener/Naturalist

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

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



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Access Orientation & Nature Walk

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Access Orientation & Nature Walk

Mar 11 2017 - 9:30am to 2:30pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self for an introduction to the Modini Mayacamas Preserves. We'll visit several trailheads for an overview of the Preserves and our rules. When you complete and sign the paperwork, you'll be given a trail guide and permit for independent exploration and hiking. Afterwards, you can join Dave for a 2-3 mile nature walk or head off on your own. If hiking after the orientation, bring a lunch & water and dress for the weather.

Register through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page

Meet at the junction of Pine Flat Road and Red Winery Road, 4020 Pine Flat RdGeyservilleCA. Look for the white egret truck.

Check our Meetup Page the night before in case details or date change 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!

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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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

Mar 13 2017 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
Bouverie Preserve

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

Click here for directions to Bouverie Preserve.



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Iconic Cats: Superheroes for Conservation

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Iconic Cats: Superheroes for Conservation

Mar 16 2017 - 7:30am to 8:30am
Sunrise Rotary Club

Join ACR’s Wildlife Ecologist, Dr. Quinton Martins, who will talk about the ACR Mountain Lion Project and his work with other large carnivores around the world. The founder and former CEO of the Cape Leopard Trust in South Africa, Dr. Martins has over 20 years of field experience in wilderness areas throughout much of Africa, Saudi Arabia and the USA. His work highlights the manner in which charismatic and iconic apex predators like leopards and mountain lions, act as umbrella species, and can lead to broad ecosystem conservation. 

Click here to learn more about the ACR Mountain Lion Project.

WHERE: Sunrise Rotary Club meets at the Fountaingrove Inn, 101 Fountaingrove Parkway, Santa Rosa, at the corner of Fountaingrove Parkway and Mendocino Avenue.



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Native Garden

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Native Garden

Mar 16 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am
ACR Conservation Center

Drop in to help in the garden by weeding, planting, starting plants, adding habitat features or tool maintenance. Share your knowledge, skills, energy and experience, or just come to learn or help.

Host: Susan Maxwell, Volunteer Gardener/Naturalist

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

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



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Nature Guide Training

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Nature Guide Training

Mar 18 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

This eight Saturday program is designed to convey basic information about Audubon Canyon Ranch human and natural history, the Preserve and trail techniques. Those interested in sharing knowledge and appreciation of nature during our public weekends as a Volunteer Naturalist (formerly Ranch Guide), please email us or call 415.868.9244, ext. 110.

Saturdays March 11 - April 29, 2017.

 



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Clerin Zumwalt Legacy Circle Luncheon

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Clerin Zumwalt Legacy Circle Luncheon

Mar 18 2017 - 11:30am to 2:30pm
Bouverie Preserve

ACR’s Clerin Zumwalt Legacy Circle honors supporters who have included Audubon Canyon Ranch in their estate plans.

Receive an invitation and like to attend? Let us know here! 

Not a member? Join the Zumwalt Legacy Circle today and join us at this luncheon! For more information, please call 415.868.9244.

By invitation only

 



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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

Mar 20 2017 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
Bouverie Preserve

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

Click here for directions to Bouverie Preserve.



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Nature Guide Training

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Nature Guide Training

Mar 25 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

This eight Saturday program is designed to convey basic information about Audubon Canyon Ranch human and natural history, the Preserve and trail techniques. Those interested in sharing knowledge and appreciation of nature during our public weekends as a Volunteer Naturalist (formerly Ranch Guide), please email us or call 415.868.9244, ext. 110.

Saturdays March 11 - April 29, 2017.

 



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Wildflowers for Photographers, Poets & Artists

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Wildflowers for Photographers, Poets & Artists

Mar 25 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves
Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self on an excursion to see and photograph (or sketch, paint, or write about) wildflowers on the Modini Mayacamas Preserves. You're encouraged to share your best for a 'flower show' the next day from 3:00pm-4:00pm at ACR's Conservation Center. Dave will coach beginners on close-up flower photography using a smart phone. You'll also learn about the ecology of the wildflowers, their pollinators, and their uses by wildlife and people.
 
Recurs monthly through August.
 
Click here to register on Eventbrite.
 

Tickets: $20 non-member / $15 member or student / FREE for children under age 18. Fees support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. Learn more about membership.



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Amphibians of the Preserves

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Amphibians of the Preserves

Mar 25 2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Amphibians include some of the most charming and accessible members of our wildlife community. Are you curious about our local amphibians: who they are, how to find them, and how to coexist with them respectfully? Join Julianne Bradbury, student researcher at Sonoma State University, and ACR Preserve Biologist Sherry Adams for a hike around some of the most likely amphibian habitats at Modini Mayacamas Preserves.

We will learn about the amphibians of Sonoma County and observe some tried-and-true field methods for viewing these wondrous little creatures. With luck we will see some amphibians in person, and if not you will leave with the knowledge of how and where to look for them on future hikes and in your own backyard. 

The hike will include about 3 miles of walking over moderate to strenuous trails. This event will only be cancelled due to very heavy rain and high winds – light rain will provide ideal conditions for potential amphibian sightings. A decision will be made by 8:00pm the night before and will be posted here and also e-mailed to anyone signed up for the event. 

Tickets: $20 non-member / $15 member or student / FREE for children under age 18. Fees support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. Reserve at Eventbrite. Limit 15.

Bring: Lunch, water, waterproof or water-resistant clothing and footwear

Meeting spot: Intersection of Pine Flat Road and Red Winery Road4020 Pine Flat Rd, GeyservilleCA.

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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Wildflower Tour

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Wildflower Tour

Mar 25 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self on this excursion to see March wildflowers of the Modini Mayacamas Preserves, one of the wildflower hotspots of Sonoma County. We'll stop at numerous places along the road, and then we'll hike to the top of Redhill (a 3-mile loop) looking for the first of the fawn lilies, baby blue-eyes, hounds-tongues, and others. You'll also learn about the ecology of the wildflowers, their pollinators, and their uses by wildlife and people.

Bring lunch, water and your camera.

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

Meet at the junction of Pine Flat Road & Red Winery Road.

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

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

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

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

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



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Wildflowers at the Center

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Wildflowers at the Center

Mar 25 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
ACR Conservation Center

Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self for a 'flower show' featuring photos taken on the Wildflowers of the Preserves walk the day before. You'll also learn about the ecology of the flowers, their pollinators, and their uses by wildlife and people.

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

Pre-registration is appreciated. $20 per person suggested donation. Contributions support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. All donations are greatly appreciated! Register now >

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



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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

Mar 27 2017 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
Bouverie Preserve

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

Click here for directions to Bouverie Preserve.



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Bouverie Preserve