- Modini Mayacamas Preserves
Come along on an adventure to find and document butterflies, bees and other insect of the Preserves, using bug nets and iNaturalist. Our guides are insect enthusiasts, Richard Wasson (Bouverie Docent and great insect photographer), Elliott Smeds (former Bouverie Juniper, now studying insects at SSU), and David Self (ACR's Ecologist for the Preserve and wildflower enthusiast). It'll be fun and informative. Before the event, be sure to download the iNaturalist app to your smart phone, start an account, and try adding a species observation. iNaturalist is a gateway to great Natural History information and you can get ID help from experts too. We'll also coach any newbies.
$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 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.