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This group is for folks who love the views, wildlife, wildflowers, nature walks, conservation projects and/or just hiking on the Modini Mayacamas Preserves. These are private Nature Preserves owned and managed by Audubon Canyon Ranch (ACR). Hiking is with ACR’s guided programs or by permit ONLY, but you are welcome any time to enjoy birding and views from the pullouts along Pine Flat Road, which climbs a steep ridge thru the length of the Preserve.

Come drive the road, but please drive slowly and carefully - this is a rough, narrow, windy, one-lane country road with occasional blind curves. The road is also very POPULAR WITH BICYCLISTS (and occasional hikers too) - so please: EXTRA CAUTION.

We look forward to exploring these wild lands with you through the seasons and years, and we hope you’ll join our corps of local volunteers to help us protect the habitats and wild creatures that call this region home. For timely notification of upcoming hikes, access orientation / permitting sessions, and other activities at the Mayacamas Preserves, join the Meetup or e-mail the Preserve's Resource Ecologist - <a></a> – and ask to be added to our monthly e-mail list. Note that there are no facilities, no restrooms, no restaurants, no drinking water, so come prepared, and remember that the property is also steep and wild.

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  • 12h ago · 9:00 AM

    Documenting Wildlife on the Mayacamas

    6 Friends of the Modini Mayacamas

    Spend the morning learning about some of the wildlife that inhabits the Sanctuary with Ginny Fifield, Wildlilfe Camera Specialist and MMP Volunteer. We’ll learn about... Learn more
  • Yesterday · 5:00 PM

    Sunset, Shooting Stars and Moonrise

    18 Friends of the Modini Mayacamas | 5.00

    Friday, October 21, 5:00pm to Saturday October 22, 'til 12:30am Meet Dave Self, ACR Resource Ecologist, at 10,000 Pine Flat Road about 25 minutes up Pine Flat Rd from... Learn more
  • 2 days ago · 12:30 PM

    Thursdays at the Center

    1 Member

    Visit the Garden and Center - 12:30-3pm: Drop by to visit the garden, see Nature Art on display, learn about ACR and plans for the Center,  check our 'Recent Sightings'... Learn more
  • 2 days ago · 8:00 AM

    Native Garden

    2 Friends of the Modini Mayacamas

    Help with Native Garden (weeding, planting, starting plants, adding habitat features, tool maintenance, etc) Share your knowledge, skills, energy and experience, or just... Learn more
  • 6 days ago · 3:00 PM

    Nature at the Center

    1 Member

    NATURALIST ON DUTY - Saturdays and Sundays, 3-5pm. Stop by for a visit, add your observation to "Recent Sightings" board, get help with plant or animal IDs, use our... Learn more
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