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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Living with Lions: Coexisting With an Iconic American Carnivore

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Living with Lions: Coexisting With an Iconic American Carnivore

Oct 15 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Madrone Audubon Society

Come to the Madrone Audubon Society Guest Speaker series to learn how you can become a conservation ambassador for the iconic cats with whom we share our habitat.

Join ACR’s Dr. Quinton Martins, who will talk about Living With Lions, ACR's community conservation project in the Mayacamas Mountains of Sonoma and Napa Counties, 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 ACR's Living With Lions

WHERE: Madrone Audubon Society meets at the First United Methodist Church, 1551 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa.

Talk begins at 7:00 PM and the public is invited to these free programs.

www.madroneaudubon.org



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“Wilder Than Wild” Film Screening and Discussion

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“Wilder Than Wild” Film Screening and Discussion

Oct 19 2018 - 7:00pm
Dance Palace Community Center

Join us this Friday for a West Marin screening and panel discussion of WILDER THAN WILD: Fire, Forests and the Future by Stephen Most and Kevin White. ACR's Prescribed Fire Specialist Jared Childress will be on hand to talk about his recent TREX experience on Yurok land and how neighbors can band together in an all-hands, all-lands approach to vegetation management.

Friday, Oct 19, 7pm

Dance Palace

503 B Street

Point Reyes Station, CA

Donations welcome

More info: https://www.wilderthanwildfilm.org/attend-a-screening/



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Fall Colors

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Fall Colors

Oct 20 2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join ecologist, photographer, and ACR Education Specialist Dave Self, for an expedition to observe fall foliage along Pine Flat Road, which often shows surprising colors. The black oaks turn golden, the bigleaf maples often shift to a mix of bright yellow, orange and green, the ash trees shift to pale yellow, bright green and brown. We’ll enjoy the fall colors and we’ll talk about some of the adaptive and physiological reasons for these changes. Bring your camera too!

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



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Stewarding our Natural Heritage - A Fall Members' Hike

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Stewarding our Natural Heritage - A Fall Members' Hike

Oct 20 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Stewarding our Natural Heritage

Walk to the Creek on Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Saturday, October 20, 2018
9:00am – 1:00pm
Rain date Saturday, November 10, 2018

ACR invites supporters and members at the Wetland Guardian-level and above for special access to the Modini Mayacamas Preserves. Join Michelle Cooper, ACR biologist and preserve manager, for a 3-mile hike (round trip) to a light mid-morning picnic at a rugged creekside camp built by ACR Benefactors Jim and Shirley Modini. Enjoy sweeping vistas (fog-willing!) of this 3,000-acre preserve as you learn how land stewardship is the foundation of the ACR mission. 

By invitation only

RSVP by October 12 

Receive an invitation? RSVP here

Not a member? Become a Wetland Gurdian today and join us for this members-only event!

Questions? Contact support@egret.org



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Preserve Open - Today's Theme: Spiders!

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Preserve Open - Today's Theme: Spiders!

Oct 20 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

October 20 Theme: Spiders!

Join ACR resident biologist and Director of Education Gwen Heistand for spider hikes at 11:30am and 2:00pm. For our youngest visitors, we’ll have a spider mask-making station. Dress in costume! Click here to register for this event.

OPEN SATURDAYS, October 13, 20 & 27, 2018 from 10:00am - 4:00pm

Visit Martin Griffin Preserve throughout our limited Fall Season, with Nature Guide-led walks, activities, or materials to open your eyes to our lovely preserve in a different way each week. Visitors are also welcome to hike our trails on their own, scoop up a newt at the ponds, peer at birds in Bolinas Lagoon through our scopes, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods, and more. Suggested donation $20. See below and check our calendar for each week's offerings: www.egret.org

  • Hike 8+ miles of trails
  • Nature activities for kids
  • 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!  

For directions to Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.

Click here to register for Spiders!

Event photo by Arnie Battaglene



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Nature Guide Preview Day

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Nature Guide Preview Day

Oct 20 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Calling all nature lovers, birders and friendly folks! Become an ACR nature guide of the Martin Griffin Preserve and share your knowledge and appreciation of nature. ACR nature guides interpret the natural environment of Martin Griffin Preserve and its many unique natural features for hundreds of visitors each year. 

Our next Nature Guide training will occur over eight Saturdays beginning March 9, 2019. Learn about birds, plants, aquatic critters, Bolinas Lagoon ecology and more! Training includes techniques for interpreting natural history and leading guided nature walks. 

ACR’s Nature Guide program is an ideal opportunity for working professionals and college students to spend time in nature and gain hands-on field experience. Volunteer times are on weekends and holidays and are flexible. 

Sign up by email or by calling 415.868.9244 ext 110.

 

 



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