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Point Reyes Birding & Nature Festival, Apr 28-30

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Point Reyes Birding & Nature Festival, Apr 28-30

Apr 28 2017 - 8:00am to Apr 30 2017 - 8:00pm

The Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival is a must see birding event program of the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin.

The Festival takes place at the height of spring migration within the Point Reyes National Seashore and surrounding areas featuring over 50 field events and indoor workshops.

Participants will see migrating seabirds, waterfowl, resident and migrant land birds, raptors, alcids, and owls. In addition to the unique birding opportunities, there are stunning wildflower displays, butterflies, dragonflies, migrating whales, elephant seals, sea lions, and Tule elk waiting to be discovered.

The goal of the Environmental Action Committee in sponsoring the festival is to help you learn about and appreciate as much as possible the abundant birds, wildlife, native wildflowers and natural history of the Point Reyes area. Our region has one of the highest bird species counts in the United States, thanks to our mild weather, diverse habitats, and the excellent work conservationists and local, state and federal agencies have done to protect the West Marin environment.

VIEW COMPLETE 3-DAY PROGRAM OF EVENTS: http://www.pointreyesbirdingfestival.org/festival-program/

ACR is proud to cosponsor this event!

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Be our Guest at the Point Reyes Birding Festival Keynote Dinner on Saturday, April 29

In gratitude for the support of our members, ACR invites members at the Friend of ACR level and above ($1,000+) to be our guest at the Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival's Banquet Dinner and Keynote Presentation. Enjoy a catered buffet dinner followed by a lively keynote presentation by Julie Zickefoose, an avid birder, artist, and author of Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest. 

This partnership with the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin (EAC) allows us to appreciate our members, as well as support a like-missioned local organization doing good work.
 
By invitation only.
Not a member? Become one today!
Contact the Development Team for more information: support@egret.org



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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

Apr 24 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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Wildflowers for Photographers, Poets & Artists

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Wildflowers for Photographers, Poets & Artists

Apr 28 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.
 

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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Nature Guide Training

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Nature Guide Training

Apr 29 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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History & Habitat: Foss Trail and Red Hill Hike

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History & Habitat: Foss Trail and Red Hill Hike

Apr 29 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join us for this big hike - 7 miles and 1,440 feet of elevation gain, with a few rough stretches - along the historic Foss Stagecoach Trail and around to Red Hill. Peter Leveque, retired Junior College Professor and the guiding force behind early stewardship and education on the Preserves, will regale us with stories of local natural history, ecology and conservation history. Denny Fujita, retired Junior College Chemistry Professor and Foss Trail history enthusiast, will tell us about Clark Foss and the stagecoach days. Dave Self, Botanist and ACR Resource Ecologist, will encourage a closer look at habitat history as recorded in the vegetation of the Preserves. Expect to see fawn lilies, lots of other wildflowers and views, too.

Hike leaders: Dave Self, ACR Resource Ecologist; Peter Leveque, retired JC Biology Professor; and Denny Fujita, retired JC Chemistry Professor.

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? Contact ACR Resource Ecologist 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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Guided Nature Walk

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Guided Nature Walk

Apr 29 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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Wildflowers at the Center

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Wildflowers at the Center

Apr 29 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.

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

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



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