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Nature Guide Training

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Nature Guide Training

Apr 1 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

This eight Saturday program is designed to convey basic information about Audubon Canyon Ranch human and natural history, the Preserve and trail techniques. Those interested in sharing knowledge and appreciation of nature during our public weekends as a Volunteer Naturalist (formerly Ranch Guide), please email us or call 415.868.9244, ext. 110.

Saturdays March 11 - April 29, 2017.

 



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Documenting Wildlife on the Mayacamas

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Documenting Wildlife on the Mayacamas

Apr 2 2017 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Spend the morning learning about some of the wildlife that inhabits the Preserves with Ginny Fifield, Wildlilfe Camera Specialist, ACR Mountain Lion Project Team, and Modini Mayacamas Preserves Volunteer. We’ll learn about identifying field signs of mountain lions, bobcat, coyotes and more. Based on what we find, we'll guess what we might see on two wildlife cameras, then we'll check to see if the field signs match the pictures! Total hike is about 3 miles.

Click here to see past footage from the wildlife cameras.

Pre-registration is required. Limited to 15 participants. 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!

Cancellation policy: If this event is cancelled by ACR due to heavy rain, high winds or any other reason, we will notify you by email by 8:00 p.m. the night before. Light rain does not cancel.

Questions? Email 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. 



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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

Apr 3 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

Apr 5 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Glen Ellen / Kenwood 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: Glen Ellen/Kenwood Rotary Club meets at Kenwood Depot, 314 Warm Springs Road in Kenwood. 



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Native Garden

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Native Garden

Apr 6 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am
ACR Conservation Center

Drop in to help in the garden by weeding, planting, starting plants, adding habitat features or tool maintenance. Share your knowledge, skills, energy and experience, or just come to learn or help.

Host: Susan Maxwell, Volunteer Gardener/Naturalist

Contact ACR Resource Ecologist David Self at 707.431.8184 for more information.

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



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Birds & Botany

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Birds & Botany

Apr 7 2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Hike the forests, meadows and hills around Pine Flat and up Red Hill 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.

Tickets: $20 non-member / $15 member or student / FREE for children under age 18. Fees support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. Learn more about membership.

Questions? Email ACR Resource Ecologist David Self or call 707.431.8184 ext. 503

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.



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Nature Guide Training

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Nature Guide Training

Apr 8 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

This eight Saturday program is designed to convey basic information about Audubon Canyon Ranch human and natural history, the Preserve and trail techniques. Those interested in sharing knowledge and appreciation of nature during our public weekends as a Volunteer Naturalist (formerly Ranch Guide), please email us or call 415.868.9244, ext. 110.

Saturdays March 11 - April 29, 2017.

 



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Native Garden

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Native Garden

Apr 8 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am
ACR Conservation Center

Drop in to help in the garden by weeding, planting, starting plants, adding habitat features or tool maintenance. Share your knowledge, skills, energy and experience, or just come to learn or help.

Host: Susan Maxwell, Volunteer Gardener/Naturalist

Contact ACR Resource Ecologist David Self at 707.431.8184 for more information.

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



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Access Orientation & Nature Walk

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Access Orientation & Nature Walk

Apr 8 2017 - 9:30am to 2:30pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join us for an introduction to the Modini Mayacamas Preserves. Visit several trailheads for an overview of the Preserves and our 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 Resource Ecologist, for a 2-3 mile nature walk or head off on your own.

$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. 



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Geology Hike with Iain Jamieson

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Geology Hike with Iain Jamieson

Apr 9 2017 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Led by Bouverie Preserve docent and retired geologist Iain Jamieson. Be prepared for a moderate hike with many stops to discuss the rock formations and geological history.

Tickets: $20 non-member / $15 member or student / FREE for children under age 18. Fees support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. Learn more about membership.

Questions? Email ACR Resource Ecologist David Self or call 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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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

Apr 10 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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Nature Guide Training

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Nature Guide Training

Apr 15 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

This eight Saturday program is designed to convey basic information about Audubon Canyon Ranch human and natural history, the Preserve and trail techniques. Those interested in sharing knowledge and appreciation of nature during our public weekends as a Volunteer Naturalist (formerly Ranch Guide), please email us or call 415.868.9244, ext. 110.

Saturdays March 11 - April 29, 2017.

 



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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

Apr 17 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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Docent Orientation / Recruitment Hike

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Docent Orientation / Recruitment Hike

Apr 19 2017 - 10:30am to 1:00pm
Bouverie Preserve

Open a child's mind to the wonder of nature by becoming a docent at ACR's Bouverie Preserve.

Bouverie Preserve Docents teach 3rd and 4th graders about the natural history of the Sonoma Valley and inspire the next generation of nature enthusiasts while spending time in nature. Docents teach students about native plants, spider web-building habits, newt migration, native peoples and so much more. The next Bouverie Preserve Docent training will begin in September of 2017.

ACR’s rigorous training program gives docent volunteers a firm grounding in local natural history and the ability to recognize and capitalize on teachable moments. Docents receive 23 weeks (120 hours) of core training in natural history, ecology and nature interpretation for children. Classes are taught by experts and run by experienced docents who know how to make learning fun. 

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Can't make this date? Choose from all dates this spring and summer:
May 17, June 7, June 10, July 12, July 26, August 5, August 16

Bring a friend!

Questions? Call ACR headquarters at 415.868.9244



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The ACR Mountain Lion Project presents: Meet your neighbors

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The ACR Mountain Lion Project presents: Meet your neighbors

Apr 19 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Bennett Valley Guild (formerly Grange)

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. 

To learn more about the ACR Mountain Lion Project, click here.

Where: Bennett Valley Guild (formerly Grange), 4145 Grange Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404



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Native Garden

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Native Garden

Apr 20 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am
ACR Conservation Center

Drop in to help in the garden by weeding, planting, starting plants, adding habitat features or tool maintenance. Share your knowledge, skills, energy and experience, or just come to learn or help.

Host: Susan Maxwell, Volunteer Gardener/Naturalist

Contact ACR Resource Ecologist David Self at 707.431.8184 for more information.

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



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ACR Mountain Lion Project: Meet Your Neighbors

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ACR Mountain Lion Project: Meet Your Neighbors

Apr 20 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Bouverie Preserve

Audubon Canyon Ranch (ACR) invites you to our Bouverie Preserve for a talk by Dr. Quinton Martins, the principal biologist for ACR’s exciting new Mountain Lion Project in Sonoma and Napa Counties. Come and learn more about these majestic, yet elusive creatures living in our area. Dr. Martins will share some of the Project’s preliminary research findings, answer your questions, and address fears some of you may have about how we can co-exist with this ecologically significant species.

Beverages and light snacks will be served. Please bring a flashlight as we have no night-time lighting in our parking area. We look forward to seeing you and your neighbors!

Please RSVP via the Eventbrite form below



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Nature Guide Training

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Nature Guide Training

Apr 22 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

This eight Saturday program is designed to convey basic information about Audubon Canyon Ranch human and natural history, the Preserve and trail techniques. Those interested in sharing knowledge and appreciation of nature during our public weekends as a Volunteer Naturalist (formerly Ranch Guide), please email us or call 415.868.9244, ext. 110.

Saturdays March 11 - April 29, 2017.

 



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Morning Open House

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Morning Open House

Apr 22 2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Bouverie Preserve

Join Audubon Canyon Ranch staff and volunteers for an open house at our beautiful 535-acre Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen.

We invite you and your family to discover the hills, habitats, and hidden treasures of this protected landscape with one of our trained docents. Step into the wonders of these woodlands on a guided hike and learn more about the preserve with nature activities in Gilman Hall.  

Plan your visit around our scheduled hike times: 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, and 12:30pm. (Entrance gate closes shortly after 12:30pm.)

Visitors of all ages are welcome. Minors (those under the age of 18) MUST be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

No RSVP necessary. Donations are greatly appreciated and support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of ACR.

For directions to Bouverie Preserve, click here.

Questions? Call 707.983.4554 ext. 110

 



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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

Apr 24 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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Point Reyes Birding & Nature Festival, Apr 28-30

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Point Reyes Birding & Nature Festival, Apr 28-30

Apr 28 2017 - 8:00am to Apr 30 2017 - 8:00pm

The Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival is a must see birding event program of the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin.

The Festival takes place at the height of spring migration within the Point Reyes National Seashore and surrounding areas featuring over 50 field events and indoor workshops.

Participants will see migrating seabirds, waterfowl, resident and migrant land birds, raptors, alcids, and owls. In addition to the unique birding opportunities, there are stunning wildflower displays, butterflies, dragonflies, migrating whales, elephant seals, sea lions, and Tule elk waiting to be discovered.

The goal of the Environmental Action Committee in sponsoring the festival is to help you learn about and appreciate as much as possible the abundant birds, wildlife, native wildflowers and natural history of the Point Reyes area. Our region has one of the highest bird species counts in the United States, thanks to our mild weather, diverse habitats, and the excellent work conservationists and local, state and federal agencies have done to protect the West Marin environment.

VIEW COMPLETE 3-DAY PROGRAM OF EVENTS: http://www.pointreyesbirdingfestival.org/festival-program/

ACR is proud to cosponsor this event!

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Be our Guest at the Point Reyes Birding Festival Keynote Dinner on Saturday, April 29

In gratitude for the support of our members, ACR invites members at the Friend of ACR level and above ($1,000+) to be our guest at the Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival's Banquet Dinner and Keynote Presentation. Enjoy a catered buffet dinner followed by a lively keynote presentation by Julie Zickefoose, an avid birder, artist, and author of Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest. 

This partnership with the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin (EAC) allows us to appreciate our members, as well as support a like-missioned local organization doing good work.
 
By invitation only.
Not a member? Become one today!
Contact the Development Team for more information: support@egret.org



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Wildflowers for Photographers, Poets & Artists

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Wildflowers for Photographers, Poets & Artists

Apr 28 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves
Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self on an excursion to see and photograph (or sketch, paint, or write about) wildflowers on the Modini Mayacamas Preserves. You're encouraged to share your best for a 'flower show' the next day from 3:00pm-4:00pm at ACR's Conservation Center. Dave will coach beginners on close-up flower photography using a smart phone. You'll also learn about the ecology of the wildflowers, their pollinators, and their uses by wildlife and people.
 
Recurs monthly through August.
 

Tickets: $20 non-member / $15 member or student / FREE for children under age 18. Fees support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. Learn more about membership.



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Nature Guide Training

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Nature Guide Training

Apr 29 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

This eight Saturday program is designed to convey basic information about Audubon Canyon Ranch human and natural history, the Preserve and trail techniques. Those interested in sharing knowledge and appreciation of nature during our public weekends as a Volunteer Naturalist (formerly Ranch Guide), please email us or call 415.868.9244, ext. 110.

Saturdays March 11 - April 29, 2017.

 



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History & Habitat: Foss Trail and Red Hill Hike

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History & Habitat: Foss Trail and Red Hill Hike

Apr 29 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join us for this big hike - 7 miles and 1,440 feet of elevation gain, with a few rough stretches - along the historic Foss Stagecoach Trail and around to Red Hill. Peter Leveque, retired Junior College Professor and the guiding force behind early stewardship and education on the Preserves, will regale us with stories of local natural history, ecology and conservation history. Denny Fujita, retired Junior College Chemistry Professor and Foss Trail history enthusiast, will tell us about Clark Foss and the stagecoach days. Dave Self, Botanist and ACR Resource Ecologist, will encourage a closer look at habitat history as recorded in the vegetation of the Preserves. Expect to see fawn lilies, lots of other wildflowers and views, too.

Hike leaders: Dave Self, ACR Resource Ecologist; Peter Leveque, retired JC Biology Professor; and Denny Fujita, retired JC Chemistry Professor.

Tickets: $20 non-member / $15 member or student / FREE for children under age 18. Fees support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. Learn more about membership.

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. 



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Guided Nature Walk

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Guided Nature Walk

Apr 29 2017 - 9:30am to 1:30pm
Bouverie Preserve

Experience the beauty and rich natural history of this 535-acre preserve. Our half-day guided nature walks are on Saturdays throughout fall and spring. Participants are divided into small groups and paired with a trained Bouverie volunteer to explore the mixed evergreen forest, flower-carpeted oak woodland and rugged chaparral. Guided Nature Walks begin at 9:30am and end at 1:30pm and range from two to five miles.

Visitors of all ages are welcome. In order to attend a Guided Nature Walk or Twilight Hike, minors (those under the age of 18) MUST be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

Tickets: $20 non-member / $15 ACR member/student. Free for children under 18. Fees support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. Learn more about becoming a member >

Questions? Call ACR headquarters at 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Wildflowers at the Center

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Wildflowers at the Center

Apr 29 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.

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

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



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Point Reyes Birding & Nature Festival, Apr 28-30

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Point Reyes Birding & Nature Festival, Apr 28-30

Apr 28 2017 - 8:00am to Apr 30 2017 - 8:00pm

The Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival is a must see birding event program of the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin.

The Festival takes place at the height of spring migration within the Point Reyes National Seashore and surrounding areas featuring over 50 field events and indoor workshops.

Participants will see migrating seabirds, waterfowl, resident and migrant land birds, raptors, alcids, and owls. In addition to the unique birding opportunities, there are stunning wildflower displays, butterflies, dragonflies, migrating whales, elephant seals, sea lions, and Tule elk waiting to be discovered.

The goal of the Environmental Action Committee in sponsoring the festival is to help you learn about and appreciate as much as possible the abundant birds, wildlife, native wildflowers and natural history of the Point Reyes area. Our region has one of the highest bird species counts in the United States, thanks to our mild weather, diverse habitats, and the excellent work conservationists and local, state and federal agencies have done to protect the West Marin environment.

VIEW COMPLETE 3-DAY PROGRAM OF EVENTS: http://www.pointreyesbirdingfestival.org/festival-program/

ACR is proud to cosponsor this event!

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Be our Guest at the Point Reyes Birding Festival Keynote Dinner on Saturday, April 29

In gratitude for the support of our members, ACR invites members at the Friend of ACR level and above ($1,000+) to be our guest at the Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival's Banquet Dinner and Keynote Presentation. Enjoy a catered buffet dinner followed by a lively keynote presentation by Julie Zickefoose, an avid birder, artist, and author of Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest. 

This partnership with the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin (EAC) allows us to appreciate our members, as well as support a like-missioned local organization doing good work.
 
By invitation only.
Not a member? Become one today!
Contact the Development Team for more information: support@egret.org



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Wildflower Tour

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Wildflower Tour

Apr 30 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join this excursion to see wildflowers of the Modini Mayacamas Preserves, one of the wildflower hotspots of Sonoma County. We'll stop at numerous places along the road, and then we'll hike to the top of Redhill (a 3-mile loop) looking for the first of the fawn lilies, baby blue-eyes, hounds-tongues, and others. You'll also learn about the ecology of the wildflowers, their pollinators, and their uses by wildlife and people. 

Recurs monthly through August.

Hike leader: Dave Self, ACR Resource Ecologist.

Tickets: $20 non-member / $15 member or student / FREE for children under age 18. Fees support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. Learn more about membership.

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. 

Questions? Contact ACR Resource Ecologist David Self at 707.431.8184 ext. 503.



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