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.

Week of August 12, 2018

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All day
Before 1am
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).

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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

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Modini Mayacamas Preserves
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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Modini Mayacamas Preserves
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.


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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Martin Griffin Preserve