The MAGC Conservation Series: Winter 2017 - Air, Land, and Sea - Owls of Marin

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Date: Friday, February 17, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm

Phone: (415) 455-5260

Join us for a series of illustrated conservation talks with local experts in The Studio at MAGC in February and March.

The MAGC Conservation series addresses key aspects of conservation issues including habitat, water, pesticides, and the impacts of climate change on the plants and animals of Marin and the Bay Area. The series will provide up-to-date scientific information about the health of our local environment and guidance to residents wanting to have a positive impact. It is also a chance to learn more about the work of local organizations including One Tam, Hungry Owl Project, and the Oceanic Society. 

Each talk is followed by a wine reception and a chance to meet the speakers and learn more about their work.

Reception with guest ambassador owls following the talk.

Owls are creatures of rare beauty and unique biological interest that play an enormously important role in keeping the balance in nature.  Come spend an evening with these creatures with large eyes and silent flight, and learn why they are so magical.  In this talk we will learn about the local owls of the Bay Area, their habitats and their hoots.  Following the talk we will have a Q&A and the opportunity to meet live owls up close.  Come learn why the true facts about owls are even more fascinating than the myths!

Trinka Marris is a founding member of the Hungry Owl project, an organization dedicated to owl conservation and educating the public about the importance of owls in the balance in nature.  Trinka is a certified naturalist who has participated in extended biological field studies in Alaska and the Mojave Desert.  She has a small farm in Point Reyes which she shares with her sheep, chickens, ducks, dogs, cats, and of course…the local owls.

The Marin Art & Garden Center collaborates with Hungry Owl Project to sponsor an owl nesting box and distribute boxes to property owners.  Watch for the annual Talons festival at MAGC in the fall.

Special Notes

Individual tickets $20; Series of 3 talks $50. Street Address: 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross, CA 94957, (Please note, there is another 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd in San Anselmo that is NOT the Marin Art & Garden Center.) Mailing Address: Box 437, Ross, CA 94957