Promoting a conservation ethic in people of all ages is central to our mission of Conservation in Action. Audubon Canyon Ranch offers exploration and learning opportunities for nature enthusiasts of all ages on three of its preserves: the Martin Griffin Preserve, the Bouverie Preserve and the Modini Mayacamas Preserves.

Join us on the preserves to explore seasonal changes, observe nesting birds and migrating newts, learn about native peoples' use of the land, hike past wildflower meadows and through redwood groves. Visitation is limited on all three preserves in order to ensure that human impact is kept in balance with land and habitat preservation goals.

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Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards

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Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards

May 24 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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Wildflower Tour on the Modini Mayacamas

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Wildflower Tour on the Modini Mayacamas

May 25 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

The Modini Mayacamas area is one of the wildflower hotspots in Sonoma County. We'll stop at several wildflower patches along Pine Flat Road, and then we’ll hike (2-3 miles total) to a few other wildflower spots on the Preserves that will also include some great views. You'll also learn about the ecology of the wildflowers, their pollinators, and their uses by wildlife and people. A different set of wildflowers blooms each month, so join us for several of these wildflower adventures.

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

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 Education Specialist David Self at 707.431.8184 ext. 503.

Bring: Lunch and water.



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Geology of the Mayacamas

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Geology of the Mayacamas

May 26 2018 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Learn some of the local and regional geology on a field excursion up Pine Flat Road with Iain Jamieson, a retired geologist who worked at the Geysers in the 1970’s. Iain is now a Bouverie Preserve docent, which has expanded his interest in nature. Be prepared for a drive with several stops and a modest hike to discuss the rock formations and geological history. Bring magnifiers and binoculars. Also bring lunch and extra water. Early teens may find this of interest.

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$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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Nature Exploration Theme: Ferns and Flowers

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Nature Exploration Theme: Ferns and Flowers

May 26 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

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Martin Griffin Preserve

May 26 Theme: Ferns and Flowers
Explore the ecology of ferns and flowers

OPEN SATURDAYS, May 5 - July 28, 2018
10am - 4pm

Bring your family and friends! The Martin Griffin Preserve is open to the public. Learn about the wonders of nature and hike through redwoods, mixed evergreen forests, coastal scrub, and enjoy sweeping vistas of the Bolinas Lagoon and Pacific Coast.

  • Hike 8+ miles of trails
  • Learn from nature guides
  • View abundant plants & wildlife
  • Visit newt ponds
  • Discover natural wonders in our
  • Curiosity Room
  • Picnic under redwoods
  • Shop the nature bookstore
    Discount for members!
       

Featured Programs:

Every Saturday May 5- July 28
Nature Guide-led Theme Days

Pond Day, Mother’s Day, ACR History, Ferns and Flowers, Conifers of the Canyon, Wonders of the Forest Floor, Dragonflies & Butterflies, Nature Journaling, Mindfulness in Nature, and Herpetology Day! Check each Saturday on the calendar for a new theme!

May 5 Little Folkies Music: 12:00-1:00pm
+ Nature Exploration: 10:00am-4:00pm
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May 13 Mother’s Day Picnic: 12:00–2:00pm
A 50-year tradition benefitting
ACR and Marin Audubon Society
Tickets: marinaudubon.org

June 30 Conservation Talk: 11:00am–12:30pm
Naturalist Joe Mueller, shares the wonders of owls.
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For directions to Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.



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