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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Biodiversity Bioblitz

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Biodiversity Bioblitz

Dec 1 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
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 the first Friday of each month, join iNaturalist and our Biodiversity project, and then bring your enthusiasm, expertise, and camera.

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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 by email or phone 707.431.8184 ext. 503



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Dig Deep into Extreme Events Workshop

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Dig Deep into Extreme Events Workshop

Dec 7 2017 - 9:30am to 1:30pm
Temescal Beach House

Join ACR's Fire Ecologist Dr. Sasha Berleman at the Bay Area Climate Literacy Impact Collaborative's Local Climate Science & Education Series, where Dr. Berleman will be a panelist. The workshop series convenes the Bay Area’s science and education communities to explore how they can work together towards climate literacy and action. In the upcoming workshop, Dig Deep into Extreme Events, current research on extreme climate and weather events in the region like droughts, wildfires, and flooding will be covered. For more information and to register, click here.



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Access Orientation & Nature Walk

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Access Orientation & Nature Walk

Dec 9 2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
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.

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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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Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards

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Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards

Dec 14 2017 - 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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Field Botany Friday

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Field Botany Friday

Dec 15 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join us to explore the Modini Mayacamas Preserves each season in search of botanical beauty and interest. We’ll learn some plant ecology and ethnobotany from ACR Education Specialist Dave Self and others in the group. Depending on the season, we’ll look for late flowers and seeds; nuts and fall colors, winter ferns and trees; or spring wildflowers. We’ll also seek to add records to our Biodiversity of the Modini Mayacamas project on iNaturalist, so join iNaturalist and bring your cameras. You can also download our plant list here: MMP Plant List

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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!



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Tracking with Meghan Walla Murphy

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Tracking with Meghan Walla Murphy

Dec 16 2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join us to spend a few hours learning to read tracks, trails and other wildlife signs on a 2-4 mile walk with Meghan Walla Murphy, one of the best trackers in the region. Meghan is also a very popular field instructor with Santa Rosa Junior College. To learn more about Meghan's work, click here.

Note: If it’s rainy tracking is poor, so we’ll email to confirm or cancel by 8pm the evening before.

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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 Photography Friday

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Nature Photography Friday

Dec 22 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join other nature photographers (amateur and professional) on a meandering monthly excursion around the Modini Mayacamas Preserves and share your visions of nature with the world. 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 Stewards

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Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards

Dec 28 2017 - 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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