Audubon Canyon Ranch has announced its Backyard Naturalist Program on Wildflowers will take place on Saturday, April 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bouverie Preserve Biologist Jeanne Wirka will lead this class that explores the amazing world of angiosperms (flowering plants) at the preserve. Throughout the 535-acre preserve there are approximately 200 species of wildflowers. Participants may find Sky and Bicolored Lupine, Popcorn Flower, Ground Iris, Red Larkspur, Baby Blue Eyes, Mission Bells, Purple Owl’s Clover and Shooting Stars, among others. Jeanne will discuss basic flower identification techniques using a variety of field guides. Participants will also learn the key characteristics of different plant families that will help in recognizing species after leaving the Preserve.
Participants should bring a lunch, dress in layers and wear hiking shoes or boots. The cost is $25 and class size is limited. Please RSVP by April 1 by calling 415-868-9244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Bouverie Preserve is located at 13935 Sonoma Hwy, in Glen Ellen.
Audubon Canyon Ranch protects nature through land preservation, nature education and conservation science.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, ACR’s preserves include the Cypress Grove Research Center on Tomales Bay, the 535-acre Bouverie Preserve in Sonoma’s Valley of the Moon near Glen Ellen, the 1,000-acre Martin Griffin Preserve on Bolinas Lagoon near Stinson Beach, the 1,620-acre Mayacamas Mountains Sanctuary and 1,750-acre Modini Preserve both located in the Mayacamas Mountains above Healdsburg.
ACR is an independent non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status and is not affiliated with the National Audubon Society. ACR’s programs are made possible thanks to the contribution of thousands of hours of volunteer service, and donations from caring individuals, foundations and businesses. For more information, call 415-868-9244 or visit www.egret.org