Promoting a conservation ethic in people of all ages is central to our mission of Conservation in Action. Audubon Canyon Ranch offers exploration and learning opportunities for nature enthusiasts of all ages on three of its preserves: the Martin Griffin Preserve, the Bouverie Preserve and the Modini Mayacamas Preserves.

Join us on the preserves to explore seasonal changes, observe nesting birds and migrating newts, learn about native peoples' use of the land, hike past wildflower meadows and through redwood groves. Visitation is limited on all three preserves in order to ensure that human impact is kept in balance with land and habitat preservation goals.

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Biodiversity Bioblitz

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Biodiversity Bioblitz

May 5 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Come explore the Modini Mayacamas Preserves with other serious “nature nerds” and experts. Our goal is to add species records each season to the Biodiversity of the Modini Mayacamas on iNaturalist. Each of us tends to spot, and share enthusiasm and knowledge about, species that others rarely notice. Mark your calendar for the first Saturday of each month, join iNaturalist and our Biodiversity project, and then bring your enthusiasm, expertise, and camera.

Click here to register on Eventbrite.

$20 per person suggested donation. Contributions support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. All donations are greatly appreciated!

Questions? Contact ACR Education Specialist David Self by email or phone 707.431.8184 ext. 503

Links of interest for this Event:

Plant List for the Modini Mayacamas:
http://egret.org/sites/default/files/mms_plant_list_2016_10_06.pdf

Bird List for the Modini Mayacamas:
http://egret.org/sites/default/files/mms_bird_list.pdf

Biodiversity of Modini Mayacamas on iNaturalist:
http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/biodiversity-of-the-modini-mayacamas



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Nature Connection: Little Folkies Music & Nature Exploration

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Nature Connection: Little Folkies Music & Nature Exploration

May 5 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Parents, bring your 0-5 year olds to the Martin Griffin Preserve of Audubon Canyon Ranch to join ACR and Little Folkies for a day of Music and Nature Exploration! ACR and Little Folkies are teaming up to inspire young families to sing, play, and connect to the land. Come explore rhythmic dance and movement, musical games, and nature activities with your tots. Little Folkies will perform a 40 minute set of spring themed songs. After the concert, join ACR staff in nature discovery activities including sensory and pond life exploration.

Little Folkies Music: 12:00-1:00pm
Nature Exploration: 10:00am-4:00pm

About Little Folkies:
Little Folkies is a purely acoustic folk music class for parents and kids ages 0-5, with classes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We carry on the tradition of our folk heroes Woody Guthrie, Ella Jenkins, Pete Seeger and many others, who played and performed good child-inspired, parent-friendly kids folk music enjoyable by children and parents alike! The performance at the Martin Griffin Preserve will feature beautiful, fun and engaging original and traditional folk songs.

Donations support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch.

Click here to buy tickets to this event.

For directions to Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.



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Open for Exploration

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Open for Exploration

May 5 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Audubon Canyon Ranch
Martin Griffin Preserve

May 5 Theme: Family Nature Connection with Little Folkies
ACR and Little Folkies are teaming up to inspire young families to sing, play, and connect to the land. Come explore rhythmic dance and movement, musical games, and nature activities with your tots. Little Folkies will perform a 40 minute set of spring themed songs. After the concert, join ACR staff in nature discovery activities including sensory and pond life exploration.

OPEN SATURDAYS, May 5 - July 28, 2018
10am - 4pm

Bring your family and friends! The Martin Griffin Preserve is open to the public. Learn about the wonders of nature and hike through redwoods, mixed evergreen forests, coastal scrub, and enjoy sweeping vistas of the Bolinas Lagoon and Pacific Coast.

  • Hike 8+ miles of trails
  • Learn from nature guides
  • View abundant plants & wildlife
  • Visit newt ponds
  • Discover natural wonders in our
  • Curiosity Room
  • Picnic under redwoods
  • Shop the nature bookstore
    Discount for members!

Featured Programs:

Every Saturday May 5- July 28
Nature Guide-led Theme Days

Pond Day, Mother’s Day, ACR History, Ferns and Flowers, Conifers of the Canyon, Wonders of the Forest Floor, Dragonflies & Butterflies, Nature Journaling, Mindfulness in Nature, and Herpetology Day! Check each Saturday on the calendar for a new theme!

May 5 Little Folkies Music: 12:00-1:00pm
+ Nature Exploration: 10:00am-4:00pm
Click here for tickets

May 13 Mother’s Day Picnic: 12:00–2:00pm
A 50-year tradition benefitting
ACR and Marin Audubon Society
Tickets: marinaudubon.org

June 30 Conservation Talk: 11:00am–12:30pm
Naturalist Joe Mueller, shares the wonders of owls.
Click here to register

For directions to Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.



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Zumwalt Circle Luncheon

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Zumwalt Circle Luncheon

May 5 2018 - 11:30am to 2:30pm
Cypress Grove Research Center

Audubon Canyon Ranch invites members of the Clerin Zumwalt Legacy Circle for the annual appreciation luncheon. Join Executive Director John Petersen to hear updates about ACR programs, and Director of Conservation Science John Kelly, PhD, who will share highlights on ACR contributions to conservation science. Lunch will be served in the Clifford Conly Center with sweeping views of Tomales Bay.

By invitation only.

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

ACR’s Clerin Zumwalt Legacy Circle honors supporters who have included Audubon Canyon Ranch in their estate plans. Not a member? Join the Zumwalt Legacy Circle today and join us at this luncheon! For more information, please call 415.868.9244 ext 311.



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Wildlife Camera Walk with Ginny Fifield

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Wildlife Camera Walk with Ginny Fifield

May 6 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Spend the morning learning about some of the wildlife that inhabits the Preserves with Ginny Fifield, Wildlilfe Camera Specialist, ACR Living With Lions team member, and Modini Mayacamas Preserves volunteer. We’ll learn about identifying field signs of mountain lions, bobcat, coyotes and more. Based on what we find, we'll guess what we might see on two wildlife cameras, then we'll check to see if the field signs match the pictures! Total hike is about 3 miles.

Click here to see past footage from the wildlife cameras.

Pre-registration is required. Limited to 11 participants. Click here to register on Eventbrite.

$20 per person suggested donation. Contributions support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. All donations are greatly appreciated!

Cancellation policy: If this event is cancelled by ACR due to heavy rain, high winds or any other reason, we will notify you by email by 8:00 p.m. the night before. Light rain does not cancel.

Questions? Email ACR Education Specialist David Self or 707.431.8184 ext. 503

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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Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards

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Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards

May 10 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

The Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards provide essential hands-on assistance to our land management team, including trail maintenance, invasive plant removal, native plant propagation, and other special projects. Come learn more about the Preserves by getting your hands dirty! We meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of most months from 9:00am – 1:00pm.

To learn more about our stewardship program or the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards, contact ACR Resource Ecologist Julianne Bradbury by email or by phone at 707.433.1217.



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Access Orientation & Nature Walk

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Access Orientation & Nature Walk

May 12 2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join us for an introduction to the Modini Mayacamas Preserves. Visit several trailheads for an overview of the Preserves and ACR's rules for access. 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 Self, ACR Education Specialist, for a 2-3 mile nature walk or head off on your own.

Click here to register on Eventbrite.

$20 per person suggested donation. Contributions support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. All donations are greatly appreciated!

Questions? Contact ACR Education Specialist David Self or 707.431.8184 ext. 503

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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Nature Exploration Theme: Wet World Wonders

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Nature Exploration Theme: Wet World Wonders

May 12 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Audubon Canyon Ranch
Martin Griffin Preserve

May 12 Theme: Wet World Wonders
Learn about the wonders of ponds and streams

OPEN SATURDAYS, May 5 - July 28, 2018
10am - 4pm

Bring your family and friends! The Martin Griffin Preserve is open to the public. Learn about the wonders of nature and hike through redwoods, mixed evergreen forests, coastal scrub, and enjoy sweeping vistas of the Bolinas Lagoon and Pacific Coast.

  • Hike 8+ miles of trails
  • Learn from nature guides
  • View abundant plants & wildlife
  • Visit newt ponds
  • Discover natural wonders in our
  • Curiosity Room
  • Picnic under redwoods
  • Shop the nature bookstore
    Discount for members!
       

Featured Programs:

Every Saturday May 5- July 28
Nature Guide-led Theme Days

Pond Day, Mother’s Day, ACR History, Ferns and Flowers, Conifers of the Canyon, Wonders of the Forest Floor, Dragonflies & Butterflies, Nature Journaling, Mindfulness in Nature, and Herpetology Day! Check each Saturday on the calendar for a new theme!

May 5 Little Folkies Music: 12:00-1:00pm
+ Nature Exploration: 10:00am-4:00pm
Click here for tickets

May 13 Mother’s Day Picnic: 12:00–2:00pm
A 50-year tradition benefitting
ACR and Marin Audubon Society
Tickets: marinaudubon.org

June 30 Conservation Talk: 11:00am–12:30pm
Naturalist Joe Mueller, shares the wonders of owls.
Click here to register

For directions to Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.



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Docent Orientation / Recruitment Hike

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Docent Orientation / Recruitment Hike

May 12 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
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. Over the course of 23 Wednesdays beginning in September, 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 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.

Training begins in September.

SIGN UP TODAY!

Can't make this date? Choose from all dates this spring and summer:
May 12, May 30, June 23, July 21, August 1, August 18

Bring a friend!

Questions? Call ACR headquarters at 415.868.9244 ext 110



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Mother's Day Picnic

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Mother's Day Picnic

May 13 2018 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Spend a lovely day at the Martin Griffin Preserve for this annual event for families held on Mother’s Day! Bring family and friends to the magnificent meadow of Volunteer Canyon and enjoy time outdoors, a picnic in the meadow and a hike up the canyon. 

A 50 year tradition with proceeds that benefit Audubon Canyon Ranch and Marin Audubon Society. $30 per adult; $10 children 12 and under, lunch and beverages included.

Click here to purchase tickets online. To purchase by mail, print the order form and mail to Marin Audubon Society. Mail-in orders must be received by May 4th.

We encourage you to bring your own re-usable utensils/dishes/cups and napkins.

Please, no pets. Gates open at 11:00 am. Lunch is served from 12:00 to 2:00 pm and we pack up at 3:00 pm. If arriving late, be prepared to picnic on the grass. This event is held RAIN or SHINE. Indoor seating will be available in the event of rain. Reservations are required.

Parking is limited, please carpool if possible. Wheelchair access and disabled parking are available.

For directions to Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.



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Living with Lions

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Living with Lions

May 15 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Napa Valley College

ACR's Wildlife Ecologist, Dr. Quinton Martins, will provide an update on the research results of Living with Lions, ACR’s mountain lion research and education project. His talk will be held on Tuesday, May 15th at 6pm at Napa Valley College, Life Science Building 2000, Room 2030.

This community-based research and education project focuses on a study area that encompasses about 1,000 square miles, primarily in the Mayacamas Mountains (areas east of Highway 101 and west of 29) in Sonoma and Napa counties. The results are increasing scientific and public understanding of mountain lions, identify priority habitat areas for conservation, and increase appreciation for these important top predators. Since the fires, the project has included a stronger focus on human-wildlife co-existence – the how and why this is so important. This will be a valuable opportunity to get the facts and address concerns you might have. 

The talk will focus on what Dr. Martins has learned so far, including home ranges, movement and feeding patterns of four lions that overlap with Bennett Valley, Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Trione-Annadel State Park. The talk will also provide valuable detail on how people can learn to co-exist with these majestic predators.

The results of this work have already increased our knowledge of mountain lions in ways that support conservation across all species, educated the public about the role and importance of these top predators, and worked with landowners towards co-existence for the benefit of both our natural and human communities.

Click here for more information on ACR's Living With Lions.



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Living with Lions: Co-existence with an Iconic American Predator

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Living with Lions: Co-existence with an Iconic American Predator

May 17 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Bennett Valley Guild (formerly Grange)

ACR's Wildlife Ecologist, Dr. Quinton Martins, will provide an update on the research results of Living with Lions, ACR’s mountain lion research and education project. His talk will be held on Thursday, May 17, at 7 PM at Bennett Valley Guild (formerly Grange), 4145 Grange Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.

His talks are always very popular and parking will be a challenge. PLEASE CARPOOL.

This community-based research and education project focuses on a study area that encompasses about 1,000 square miles, primarily in the Mayacamas Mountains (areas east of Highway 101 and west of 29) in Sonoma and Napa counties. The results are increasing scientific and public understanding of mountain lions, identify priority habitat areas for conservation, and increase appreciation for these important top predators. Since the fires, the project has included a stronger focus on human-wildlife co-existence – the how and why this is so important. This will be a valuable opportunity to get the facts and address concerns you might have. 

The talk will focus on what Dr. Martins has learned so far, including home ranges, movement and feeding patterns of four lions that overlap with Bennett Valley, Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Trione-Annadel State Park. The talk will also provide valuable detail on how people can learn to co-exist with these majestic predators.

The results of this work have already increased our knowledge of mountain lions in ways that support conservation across all species, educated the public about the role and importance of these top predators, and worked with landowners towards co-existence for the benefit of both our natural and human communities.

Click here for more information on ACR's Living With Lions.



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Wildflower Photography Friday

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Wildflower Photography Friday

May 18 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join other wildflower photographers (amateur and professional) on a meandering monthly excursion around the Modini Mayacamas to document wildflowers of the season. After our field time, each of us will add a few of our best images to an album that Friends of the Modini Mayacamas and ACR will use on the web (with credits and a link to your web galleries).

Click here to register on Eventbrite

$20 per person suggested donation. Contributions support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. All donations are greatly appreciated!

Questions? Contact ACR Education Specialist David Self or 707.431.8184 ext. 503



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Birds & Botany

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Birds & Botany

May 19 2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

We’ll bird and (quietly) botanize around Pine Flat with a view toward the inter-relationships between birds and plants. Birds disperse seeds, eat ‘pests’, transfer pollen and bring nutrients to nesting, roosting and perching sites. Plants provide nesting and roosting sites, cover, song perches, looking posts, nesting material, food, foraging sites and ‘pest-repellants’, Join Moss Henry (Birder) and Dave Self (Plant Ecologist) for this hybrid adventure.

$20 per person suggested donation. Contributions support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. All donations are greatly appreciated!

Questions? Email Education Specialist David Self or call 707.431.8184 ext. 503

CLICK HERE to register through Eventbrite

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

May 19 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Bouverie Preserve

Experience the beauty and rich natural history of this 535-acre preserve. Our 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 and flower-carpeted oak woodland. Guided Nature Walks begin at 10:00am and end at 12:00pm and are no more than 2.5 miles long.

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.

$20 per person suggested donation. Contributions support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. All donations are greatly appreciated!

CLICK HERE to register.

Questions? Call ACR headquarters at 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Nature Exploration Theme: The Story of the Preserve

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Nature Exploration Theme: The Story of the Preserve

May 19 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Audubon Canyon Ranch
Martin Griffin Preserve

May 19 Theme: Magnificent Save: The Story of the Preserve
Learn about the amazing conservation history of Audubon Canyon Ranch and West Marin

OPEN SATURDAYS, May 5 - July 28, 2018
10am - 4pm

Bring your family and friends! The Martin Griffin Preserve is open to the public. Learn about the wonders of nature and hike through redwoods, mixed evergreen forests, coastal scrub, and enjoy sweeping vistas of the Bolinas Lagoon and Pacific Coast.

  • Hike 8+ miles of trails
  • Learn from nature guides
  • View abundant plants & wildlife
  • Visit newt ponds
  • Discover natural wonders in our
  • Curiosity Room
  • Picnic under redwoods
  • Shop the nature bookstore
    Discount for members!
       

Featured Programs:

Every Saturday May 5- July 28
Nature Guide-led Theme Days

Pond Day, Mother’s Day, ACR History, Ferns and Flowers, Conifers of the Canyon, Wonders of the Forest Floor, Dragonflies & Butterflies, Nature Journaling, Mindfulness in Nature, and Herpetology Day! Check each Saturday on the calendar for a new theme!

May 5 Little Folkies Music: 12:00-1:00pm
+ Nature Exploration: 10:00am-4:00pm
Click here for tickets

May 13 Mother’s Day Picnic: 12:00–2:00pm
A 50-year tradition benefitting
ACR and Marin Audubon Society
Tickets: marinaudubon.org

June 30 Conservation Talk: 11:00am–12:30pm
Naturalist Joe Mueller, shares the wonders of owls.
Click here to register

For directions to Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.



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Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards

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Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards

May 24 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

The Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards provide essential hands-on assistance to our land management team, including trail maintenance, invasive plant removal, native plant propagation, and other special projects. Come learn more about the Preserves by getting your hands dirty! We meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of most months from 9:00am – 1:00pm.

To learn more about our stewardship program or the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards, contact ACR Resource Ecologist Julianne Bradbury by email or by phone at 707.433.1217.



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Wildflower Tour on the Modini Mayacamas

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Wildflower Tour on the Modini Mayacamas

May 25 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

The Modini Mayacamas area is one of the wildflower hotspots in Sonoma County. We'll stop at several wildflower patches along Pine Flat Road, and then we’ll hike (2-3 miles total) to a few other wildflower spots on the Preserves that will also include some great views. You'll also learn about the ecology of the wildflowers, their pollinators, and their uses by wildlife and people. A different set of wildflowers blooms each month, so join us for several of these wildflower adventures.

Click here to register through Eventbrite

$20 per person suggested donation. Contributions support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. All donations are greatly appreciated!

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. 

Questions? Contact ACR Education Specialist David Self at 707.431.8184 ext. 503.

Bring: Lunch and water.



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Geology of the Mayacamas

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Geology of the Mayacamas

May 26 2018 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Learn some of the local and regional geology on a field excursion up Pine Flat Road with Iain Jamieson, a retired geologist who worked at the Geysers in the 1970’s. Iain is now a Bouverie Preserve docent, which has expanded his interest in nature. Be prepared for a drive with several stops and a modest hike to discuss the rock formations and geological history. Bring magnifiers and binoculars. Also bring lunch and extra water. Early teens may find this of interest.

Click here to register on Eventbrite.

$20 per person suggested donation. Contributions support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. All donations are greatly appreciated!

Questions? Contact ACR Education Specialist David Self or 707.431.8184 ext. 503

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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Nature Exploration Theme: Ferns and Flowers

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Nature Exploration Theme: Ferns and Flowers

May 26 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Audubon Canyon Ranch
Martin Griffin Preserve

May 26 Theme: Ferns and Flowers
Explore the ecology of ferns and flowers

OPEN SATURDAYS, May 5 - July 28, 2018
10am - 4pm

Bring your family and friends! The Martin Griffin Preserve is open to the public. Learn about the wonders of nature and hike through redwoods, mixed evergreen forests, coastal scrub, and enjoy sweeping vistas of the Bolinas Lagoon and Pacific Coast.

  • Hike 8+ miles of trails
  • Learn from nature guides
  • View abundant plants & wildlife
  • Visit newt ponds
  • Discover natural wonders in our
  • Curiosity Room
  • Picnic under redwoods
  • Shop the nature bookstore
    Discount for members!
       

Featured Programs:

Every Saturday May 5- July 28
Nature Guide-led Theme Days

Pond Day, Mother’s Day, ACR History, Ferns and Flowers, Conifers of the Canyon, Wonders of the Forest Floor, Dragonflies & Butterflies, Nature Journaling, Mindfulness in Nature, and Herpetology Day! Check each Saturday on the calendar for a new theme!

May 5 Little Folkies Music: 12:00-1:00pm
+ Nature Exploration: 10:00am-4:00pm
Click here for tickets

May 13 Mother’s Day Picnic: 12:00–2:00pm
A 50-year tradition benefitting
ACR and Marin Audubon Society
Tickets: marinaudubon.org

June 30 Conservation Talk: 11:00am–12:30pm
Naturalist Joe Mueller, shares the wonders of owls.
Click here to register

For directions to Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.



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Docent Orientation / Recruitment Hike

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Docent Orientation / Recruitment Hike

May 30 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
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. Over the course of 23 Wednesdays beginning in September, 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 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.

Training begins in September.

SIGN UP TODAY!

Can't make this date? Choose from all dates this spring and summer:
May 12, May 30, June 23, July 21, August 1, August 18

Bring a friend!

Questions? Call ACR headquarters at 415.868.9244 ext 110



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