The Bouverie Preserve of Audubon Canyon Ranch is opening its doors Sept. 15 for an open house in which visitors can learn about various programs and take part in guided hikes.

The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with guided hikes leaving every 30 minutes between 9:30 a.m. and noon.

The open house is a chance to learn about the 535-acres nature preserve and the programs including docent training, habitat restoration, Backyard Naturalist programs and guided nature walks, according to organizers.
The preserve is located at 13935 Hwy. 12 in Glen Ellen. For more information call 938-4554 or email