• 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

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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.