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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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