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Birds & Botany

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Birds & Botany

Jan 6 2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Hike the forests, meadows and hills around Pine Flat and up Redhill with ACR Volunteer Patrick Woodworth & ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self. We’ll be watching (and listening) for birds on the hike out. After lunch, we'll botanize as we consider the seasonal interplay between bird foods, habitat history and current activity of the birds.

Registration Required through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page. Limit 15 

Bring Lunch, water and binoculars

Meeting Spot Schoolhouse Flat, 30 minutes up Pine Flat Rd from Jimtown and Hwy 128.  Drive about 8 miles up Pine Flat Rd. and park in the pullout by the sign: Schoolhouse Flat. Look for the white egret truck.

General Info Hikes are hosted by Audubon Canyon Ranch staff. No pre-registration is necessary unless otherwise noted. Suggested donation $15-25/person. Contributions support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. All donations are greatly appreciated!

Questions? Email ACR Resource Ecologist David Self or call 707.431.8184 or visit the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page.

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. The sanctuary also hosts public guided hikes, which are posted on this website's calendar. For independent hiking, attend an orientation sessions, which are also posted here.



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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

Jan 9 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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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

Jan 16 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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Access Orientation

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Access Orientation

Jan 20 2017 - 9:30am to 2:30pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self for an introduction to the Modini Mayacamas Preserves. We'll visit several trailheads for an overview of the Preserves. Then you'll learn about ACR and the Preserves, and about our rules. 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 Resource Ecologist, for a 2-3 mile nature walk or head off on your own.

If hiking after Orientation, bring a lunch & water and dress for the weather.

Register through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page

Meet beside Pine Flat Rd at Red Winery Rd, 4020 Pine Flat Rd, Geyserville, CA. Look for the White Egret Truck at the Junction of Red Winery & Pine Flat Rds.

Check our Meetup Page the night before in case details or date change due to weather.

General Info Hikes are hosted by Audubon Canyon Ranch staff. Suggested donation $15-25/person. 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 or visit the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page.

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. The sanctuary also hosts public guided hikes, which are posted on this website's calendar. For independent hiking, attend an orientation sessions, which are also posted here.



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Ferns of the Preserves

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Ferns of the Preserves

Jan 21 2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Meet 10 species of ferns, and learn fascinating details of fern biology, ecology, and uses by people and wildlife. We'll find 9 fern species alongside Pine Flat Road, while the 10th will require an easy 3/4th mile hike up to serpentine outcrops on the Redhill saddle. On the way, we'll also appreciate mushrooms, mosses and lichen (so bring your camera). Dress warm, bring lunch, and be prepared for wet ground (which the ferns love).

Register through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page. Limit 15.

Meet at the junction of Pine Flat Road & Red Winery Road.

Check the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup Page the night before in case we reschedule due to weather.

Suggested donation $15-25/person. Contributions support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. All donations are greatly appreciated!

Steep, Wild Country, No Facilities, No Pets 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. The sanctuary also hosts public guided hikes, which are posted on this website's calendar. For independent hiking, attend an orientation sessions, which are also posted here.

Questions? Contact ACR Resource Ecologist David Self at 707.431.8184 or visit the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page.



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Nature Guide Program Preview

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Nature Guide Program Preview

Jan 21 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Martin Griffin Preserve

Calling all nature lovers, birders and friendly folks! Become an ACR Nature Guide of the Martin Griffin Preserve and share your knowledge and appreciation of nature. ACR Nature Guides interpret the natural environment of Martin Griffin Preserve and its many unique natural features for hundreds of visitors each year.

Join us for our next Nature Guide training, which will start on March 11th and occur over 8 Saturdays in March & April 2017. Learn about birds, plants, aquatic critters, Bolinas Lagoon ecology and more! Training includes techniques for interpreting natural history and leading guided nature walks.

Volunteer times are on weekends and holidays and are flexible. This is an ideal opportunity for working professionals and college students to spend time in nature, gain hands-on field experience and build a resume.

RSVP here or call 415. 868.9244 ext. 116.

For directions, click here.



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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

Jan 23 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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Iconic Cats: Superheroes for Conservation

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Iconic Cats: Superheroes for Conservation

Jan 25 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Sunrise Rotary Club

Join ACR’s Wildlife Ecologist, Dr. Quinton Martins, who will talk about the ACR Mountain Lion Project and his work with other large carnivores around the world. The founder and former CEO of the Cape Leopard Trust in South Africa, Dr. Martins has over 20 years of field experience in wilderness areas throughout much of Africa, Saudi Arabia and the USA. His work highlights the manner in which charismatic and iconic apex predators like leopards and mountain lions, act as umbrella species, and can lead to broad ecosystem conservation. 

Click here to learn more about the ACR Mountain Lion Project.

WHERE: Sonoma Rotary Club meets at Ramekins, 450 West Spain Street, Sonoma, CA



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Clone of Iconic Cats: Superheroes for Conservation

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Clone of Iconic Cats: Superheroes for Conservation

Jan 25 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Sonoma Rotary Club

Join ACR’s Wildlife Ecologist, Dr. Quinton Martins, who will talk about the ACR Mountain Lion Project and his work with other large carnivores around the world. The founder and former CEO of the Cape Leopard Trust in South Africa, Dr. Martins has over 20 years of field experience in wilderness areas throughout much of Africa, Saudi Arabia and the USA. His work highlights the manner in which charismatic and iconic apex predators like leopards and mountain lions, act as umbrella species, and can lead to broad ecosystem conservation. 

Click here to learn more about the ACR Mountain Lion Project.

WHERE: Sonoma Rotary Club meets at Ramekins, 450 West Spain Street, Sonoma, CA



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Wildflowers of the Preserves

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Wildflowers of the Preserves

Jan 27 2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self on a field excursion to see what wildflowers are blooming this month, and to photograph them for a 'flower show' the next day (3pm-4pm) at the ACR Conservation Center. You'll also learn about the ecology of these winter bloomers, their pollinators, and their uses by wildlife and people.

Bring lunch, water and your camera.

Register through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page. Limit 15.

Meet at the junction of Pine Flat Road & Red Winery Road.

Check the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup Page the night before in case we reschedule due to weather.

Suggested donation $15-25/person. Contributions support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. All donations are greatly appreciated!

Steep, Wild Country, No Facilities, No Pets 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. The sanctuary also hosts public guided hikes, which are posted on this website's calendar. For independent hiking, attend an orientation sessions, which are also posted here.

Questions? Contact ACR Resource Ecologist David Self at 707.431.8184 or visit the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page.



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Wildflowers at the Center

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Wildflowers at the Center

Jan 28 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.

Pre-registration is appreciated. Register on the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup Page.

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



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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

Jan 30 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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