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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Twilight Hike

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Twilight Hike

Jun 1 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Bouverie Preserve

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

Call Bouverie Preserve at 707.938.4554 ext. 110 with questions.



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Biodiversity Bioblitz

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Biodiversity Bioblitz

Jun 2 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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Preserve Open - Today's Theme: Conifers of the Canyon

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Preserve Open - Today's Theme: Conifers of the Canyon

Jun 2 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

June 2 Theme: Conifers of the Canyon
What’s a conifer, and why is it here? Come hear our volunteer Nature Guides tell stories about trees, find out who lives in the trees, and then spread out your picnic blanket and have a picnic under the trees!

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

Visit Martin Griffin Preserve throughout our limited Summer Saturday Season, with Nature Guide-led walks, activities, or materials to open your eyes to our lovely preserve in a different way each week. Visitors are also welcome to hike our trails on their own, scoop up a newt at the ponds, peer at birds in Bolinas Lagoon through our scopes, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods, and more. Suggested donation $20. Check our calendar for each week's offerings: www.egret.org

  • 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!
      

For directions to Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.



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Access Orientation & Nature Walk

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Access Orientation & Nature Walk

Jun 9 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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Preserve Open - Today's Theme: Wonders of the Forest Floor

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Preserve Open - Today's Theme: Wonders of the Forest Floor

Jun 9 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

June 9 Theme: Wonders of the Forest Floor
Join our volunteer Nature Guides to explore all that grows, crawls, slithers, and walks on the forest floor!

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

Visit Martin Griffin Preserve throughout our limited Summer Saturday Season, with Nature Guide-led walks, activities, or materials to open your eyes to our lovely preserve in a different way each week. Visitors are also welcome to hike our trails on their own, scoop up a newt at the ponds, peer at birds in Bolinas Lagoon through our scopes, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods, and more. Suggested donation $20. Check our calendar for each week's offerings: www.egret.org

  • 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!
      

For directions to Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.



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Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards

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Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards

Jun 14 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 Photography Friday

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Wildflower Photography Friday

Jun 15 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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Pollinators & Their Flowers (Celebrating National Pollinator Week)

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Pollinators & Their Flowers (Celebrating National Pollinator Week)

Jun 16 2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Come look for native bees (CA has 1,200-1,500 species), butterflies, pollinator-flies, hummingbirds and other pollinators with Education Specialist Dave Self. We’ll visit several wildflowers spots along Pine Flat Road and a serpentine ridgeline, where we’ll observe the often exquisite fit of pollinators with their flowers. Includes a leisurely 2-mile walk through Pine Flat and up to the ridge line.

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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Preserve Open - Today's Theme: Raptors

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Preserve Open - Today's Theme: Raptors

Jun 16 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

June 16 Theme: Raptors
Spread your talons! Join our volunteer Nature Guides to check out raptors with our spotting scopes overlooking Bolinas Lagoon and learn about these fascinating birds of prey.

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

Visit Martin Griffin Preserve throughout our limited Summer Saturday Season, with Nature Guide-led walks, activities, or materials to open your eyes to our lovely preserve in a different way each week. Visitors are also welcome to hike our trails on their own, scoop up a newt at the ponds, peer at birds in Bolinas Lagoon through our scopes, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods, and more. Suggested donation $20. Check our calendar for each week's offerings: www.egret.org

  • 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!
      

For directions to Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.



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Preserve Open - Today's Theme: Dragonflies & Butterflies

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Preserve Open - Today's Theme: Dragonflies & Butterflies

Jun 23 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

June 23 Theme: Dragonflies & Butterflies
Want to see a vivid dancer, or a painted lady, or a swallowtail? Come hang out with our volunteer Nature Guides and see the wonders of dragonflies and butterflies from eggs to flight!

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

Visit Martin Griffin Preserve throughout our limited Summer Saturday Season, with Nature Guide-led walks, activities, or materials to open your eyes to our lovely preserve in a different way each week. Visitors are also welcome to hike our trails on their own, scoop up a newt at the ponds, peer at birds in Bolinas Lagoon through our scopes, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods, and more. Suggested donation $20. Check our calendar for each week's offerings: www.egret.org

  • 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!
      

For directions to Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.



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Docent Orientation / Recruitment Hike

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Docent Orientation / Recruitment Hike

Jun 23 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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Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards Appreciation Day

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Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards Appreciation Day

Jun 28 2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

If you have volunteered at any of our MMP Stewards events this past year, please join us for a short stewardship project and a picnic lunch! Your time, energy, and expertise have been invaluable in launching this program over the past year, and we wish to say thank you.

Please RSVP to ACR Resource Ecologist Julianne Bradbury by email or by phone at 707.433.1217.



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Preserve Open

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Preserve Open

Jun 30 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

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

Visit Martin Griffin Preserve throughout our limited Summer Saturday Season, with Nature Guide-led walks, activities, or materials to open your eyes to our lovely preserve in a different way each week. Visitors are also welcome to hike our trails on their own, scoop up a newt at the ponds, peer at birds in Bolinas Lagoon through our scopes, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods, and more. Suggested donation $20. Check our calendar for each week's offerings: www.egret.org

  • 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!  

For directions to Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.



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Conservation Talk: Owls

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Conservation Talk: Owls

Jun 30 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Explore the ecology of owls with College of Marin Professor and Naturalist, Joe Mueller! 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!

For directions to Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.



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