Promoting a conservation ethic in people of all ages is central to our mission of Conservation in Action. Please join us on the preserves to explore seasonal changes, take part in naturalist training or dig in with other volunteers to assist our land management team. 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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Docent Orientation / Recruitment Hike

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Docent Orientation / Recruitment Hike

Aug 1 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

An ACR docent is someone with an abiding love of nature and a desire to share that appreciation & enthusiasm with children aged 9-11. Over the course of 23 Wednesdays beginning in September, docents receive exceptional coursework in the natural history of Northern California’s diverse ecosystems as well as training in the dynamics of working with children in these natural settings.

Join us for an orientation program beginning with a brief overview of the training program and ending with an hour-long hike on the trail. Seasoned Martin Griffin Preserve docents will lead the hikes and be available to answer questions.

Training begins in September.

SIGN UP TODAY!

Can't make this date? Choose from all dates this spring and summer:
May 12, May 30, June 23, July 21, August 1, August 18

Bring a friend!

Questions? Call ACR headquarters at 415.868.9244 ext 110



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Biodiversity Bioblitz

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Biodiversity Bioblitz

Aug 4 2018 - 8:00am to 1:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Come explore the Modini Mayacamas Preserves with other serious “nature nerds” and experts. Our goal is to add species records each season to the Biodiversity of the Modini Mayacamas on iNaturalist. Each of us tends to spot, and share enthusiasm and knowledge about, species that others rarely notice. Mark your calendar for the first Saturday of each month, join iNaturalist and our Biodiversity project, and then bring your enthusiasm, expertise, and camera.

Click here to register on Eventbrite.

$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 Education Specialist David Self by email or phone 707.431.8184 ext. 503

Links of interest for this Event:

Plant List for the Modini Mayacamas:
http://egret.org/sites/default/files/mms_plant_list_2016_10_06.pdf

Bird List for the Modini Mayacamas:
http://egret.org/sites/default/files/mms_bird_list.pdf

Biodiversity of Modini Mayacamas on iNaturalist:
http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/biodiversity-of-the-modini-mayacamas



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Access Orientation & Nature Walk

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Access Orientation & Nature Walk

Aug 11 2018 - 8:00am to 1:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join us for an introduction to the Modini Mayacamas Preserves. Visit several trailheads for an overview of the Preserves and ACR's rules for access. 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 Education Specialist, for a 2-3 mile nature walk or head off on your own.

Click here to register on Eventbrite.

$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 Education Specialist 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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Wildflower Photography Friday

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Wildflower Photography Friday

Aug 17 2018 - 8:00am to 1:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join other wildflower photographers (amateur and professional) on a meandering monthly excursion around the Modini Mayacamas to document wildflowers of the season. After our field time, each of us will add a few of our best images to an album that Friends of the Modini Mayacamas and ACR will use on the web (with credits and a link to your web galleries).

Click here to register on Eventbrite

$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 Education Specialist David Self or 707.431.8184 ext. 503



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Sunrise with Sunflowers

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Sunrise with Sunflowers

Aug 18 2018 - 5:30am to 10:30am
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join ACR Education Specialist Dave Self on this sunrise excursion to visit several spectacular patches of serpentine sunflowers as they open to face the early morning sun. Several other sweet summer wildflowers will be out too as we explore the ridgeline separating the watersheds of Sausal Creek and Little Sulphur Creek.

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For more information contact Dave Self by email or phone at 707.433.8184 ext. 503



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Docent Orientation / Recruitment Hike

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Docent Orientation / Recruitment Hike

Aug 18 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

An ACR docent is someone with an abiding love of nature and a desire to share that appreciation & enthusiasm with children aged 9-11. Over the course of 23 Wednesdays beginning in September, docents receive exceptional coursework in the natural history of Northern California’s diverse ecosystems as well as training in the dynamics of working with children in these natural settings.

Join us for an orientation program beginning with a brief overview of the training program and ending with an hour-long hike on the trail. Seasoned Martin Griffin Preserve docents will lead the hikes and be available to answer questions.

Training begins in September.

SIGN UP TODAY!

Can't make this date? Choose from all dates this spring and summer:
May 12, May 30, June 23, July 21, August 1, August 18

Bring a friend!

Questions? Call ACR headquarters at 415.868.9244 ext 110



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Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards

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Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards

Aug 23 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

The Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards provide essential hands-on assistance to our land management team, including trail maintenance, invasive plant removal, native plant propagation, and other special projects. Come learn more about the Preserves by getting your hands dirty! We meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of most months from 9:00am – 1:00pm.

To learn more about our stewardship program or the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards, contact ACR Resource Ecologist Julianne Bradbury by email or by phone at 707.433.1217.



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Reading the Landscape

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Reading the Landscape

Aug 25 2018 - 8:00am to 1:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Clues to habitat history are all around us: in the bends of branches, the distribution and size of trees and shrubs; the size and shape of lichen on the rocks; the color of soil; and the location and size of bunchgrasses. And sometimes, if you use careful observation, and apply some logic, you’ll discover an old homestead, a Native campsite, an old stagecoach route and when it was built and abandoned, or when the last wildfire burned a place. Join ACR Education Specialist Dave Self and start learning how to read the landscape of the Modini Mayacamas.

Click here to register for this event.

$20 per person suggested donation. Contributions support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. All donations are greatly appreciated! Click here to learn more about supporting ACR.



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Early Morning on the Foss Trail

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Early Morning on the Foss Trail

Aug 31 2018 - 6:00am to 11:00am
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join this early morning 5-mile hike along the historic Foss Stagecoach Trail with Photographer and Botanist Dave Self. We’ll enjoy the early morning light, perhaps some morning fog, and great views before it heats up.

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

Click here to register for this hike.

Questions? Contact ACR Education Specialist David Self by email or phone 707.431.8184 ext. 503.



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