Presentation with Dave Barry
Saturday, December 13, 3:00-4:30pm (following our monthly Open House)
Location: Heron Hall, Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
$10 at the door (no one turned away for lack of funds). No RSVP necessary.
Ducks, geese, wonderful waterfowl! We will learn basic identification and characteristics of waterfowl found in Sonoma County and along the Laguna de Santa Rosa at different times of year. Did you know that a goose species that overwinters in Sonoma County is known to migrate 3,000 miles over open ocean; or that most ducks practice sexual dimorphism, where females and males of the same species look different? We will learn the difference between “dabbling" and ”diving” ducks and its importance to these masters of the water world. We will talk about some of the challenges waterfowl face today, as well as success stories.
NOTE: Join us Sunday, December 14th, 7:30-11:00am for a related waterfowl walk with Dave Barry along the Laguna.
Dave Barry is a certified California Naturalist, a certification program created by UC Berkeley and UC Davis. Dave brings a breath of experience and knowledge of birding and nature to his volunteer work mentoring young birders, leading bird tours and nature hikes, and giving natural history talks. Dave is a Santa Rosa native and has done programs with LandPaths, Sonoma Land Trust, Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, the Wildlife Conservancy, and is a lead naturalist with West County Hawk Watch.
For more information, see www.lagunafoundation.org
Or contact Anita Smith, Public Education Coordinator, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
(707) 527-9277 x 110, firstname.lastname@example.org