9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Audubon Canyon Ranch, Pine Flat Road and Red Winery Road, 8 miles Northeast of HEALDSBURG. Join Dave Self, Resource Ecologist, for a hike on Audubon Canyon Ranch’s remote 3,000-acre Modini Mayacamas Preserves, high above the Alexander and Knights Valleys. Starting from the junction of Pine Flat and Red Winery Roads, we’ll drive 9 miles up Pine Flat Road to Little Sulphur Creek. From there, we’ll take a short one mile hike up to the ridgeline, to appreciate serpentine sunflowers, turpentine weed and other late summer wildflowers. We’ll also enjoy views of Alexander Valley and the outer Coast Ranges. During the walk, Dave will talk about the environmental history of the area (which included an 1870’s mining town), the role of fire in the ecology of the region, and about ACR’s fire program and mountain lion project. Bring water, wear sturdy hiking shoes, no pets allowed. Free to APA members, $20 for nonmembers. To register and for detailed driving directions, click here. Register by August 11. For questions contact Kristine Gaspar at email@example.com.