Reservations are required for most events in order to ensure that human impact is kept in balance with land and habitat preservation goals.

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Tour of M.F.K. Fisher's Last House

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Tour of M.F.K. Fisher's Last House

Aug 9 2022 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Last House at Bouverie Preserve

Click here to register.

"The sunset was strictly Maxfield Parrish. Thanks to the smatter of rain last week, there's the sound of many frogs... Always amazing to me..." - letter to Norah Barr, 1973

Picture M.F.K. Fisher writing this note from her desk in the modest home she lived in located on the 500-acre Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen, Sonoma County.

Fisher treasured her two-room 'palazzino,' which features a simple design, her signature Chinese red walls, built-in bookcases, which held approximately 6,000 books and arched porches that look west to Sonoma Mountain and east to the preserve protected by Audubon Canyon Ranch.

It was here that she wrote 13 books during 21 years of residence and where she welcomed friends such as Julia Child, James Beard, and Maya Angelou for conversations around her table.

Since 2016, ACR has been restoring Last House to capture the spirit and the flavor of her life on the preserve and as an exclusive destination honoring her love of food, wine, literature, and nature. Complementing the renovation are paintings, furnishings, and memorabilia donated back to the house by family and friends.

Tour details: Join us on a 1.5-hour tour of the home, learn more about Fisher's time in the Sonoma Valley, experience her special brand of simple elegance, and soak in the views she enjoyed from every angle. This tour is offered monthly.

Suggested donation: $25.00 per person / $20 ACR Members, no one turned away. Donations of any amount will benefit Audubon Canyon Ranch's programs and the continuing restoration and maintenance of Last House.



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Volunteer in Nature! Stewardship Workday

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Volunteer in Nature! Stewardship Workday

Aug 13 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Lend a hand to steward Martin Griffin Preserve! You will have the opportunity to learn about the natural world, cultivate a relationship to the land, and contribute your skills and passion towards the protection of local plants and animals. Workdays focus on hand-pulling invasive plants, so this is a great activity for those who enjoy weeding in the garden. Please bring a snack, clothes you would garden in, sturdy shoes, and a water bottle. Gloves and tools are provided. People of all experience levels are encouraged to join!

Please RSVP through registration; space is limited to 15 participants.

CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

Questions? Contact Resource Ecologist Henry Inman at [email protected] or 415-868-9244 ext. 102.

 

 



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Fall Shorebird Survey of Tomales Bay

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Fall Shorebird Survey of Tomales Bay

Aug 18 2022 - 1:45pm
Cypress Grove Research Center

Join us for this annual shorebird census and contribute to decades-long data sets. Strong shorebird identification skills required. Refresher trainings are available.

Sign up using the volunteer interest form

Learn more about our annual surveys of wintering shorebirds and waterbirds on Tomales Bay >



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Tour of M.F.K. Fisher's Last House

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Tour of M.F.K. Fisher's Last House

Aug 25 2022 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Last House at Bouverie Preserve

Click here to register.

"The sunset was strictly Maxfield Parrish. Thanks to the smatter of rain last week, there's the sound of many frogs... Always amazing to me..." - letter to Norah Barr, 1973

Picture M.F.K. Fisher writing this note from her desk in the modest home she lived in located on the 500-acre Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen, Sonoma County.

Fisher treasured her two-room 'palazzino,' which features a simple design, her signature Chinese red walls, built-in bookcases, which held approximately 6,000 books and arched porches that look west to Sonoma Mountain and east to the preserve protected by Audubon Canyon Ranch.

It was here that she wrote 13 books during 21 years of residence and where she welcomed friends such as Julia Child, James Beard, and Maya Angelou for conversations around her table.

Since 2016, ACR has been restoring Last House to capture the spirit and the flavor of her life on the preserve and as an exclusive destination honoring her love of food, wine, literature, and nature. Complementing the renovation are paintings, furnishings, and memorabilia donated back to the house by family and friends.

Tour details: Join us on a 1.5-hour tour of the home, learn more about Fisher's time in the Sonoma Valley, experience her special brand of simple elegance, and soak in the views she enjoyed from every angle. This tour is offered monthly.

Suggested donation: $25.00 per person / $20 ACR Members, no one turned away. Donations of any amount will benefit Audubon Canyon Ranch's programs and the continuing restoration and maintenance of Last House.



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