SDFF and the Laguna Foundation present The Lost Bird Project and Birds Along the Laguna Trail, Friday night and Saturday morning. Film: The Lost Bird Project, Friday, March 22, Laguna Foundation Heron Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Birds Along the Laguna Trail Saturday, March 23, 9:00am noon FREE Pre-registration is required through LandPaths
With open skies, valley oak trees and upland grasslands, the new Laguna Trail offers lots of opportunities for great bird watching! Bring your binoculars and bird identification guides and be sure to wear mud boots or waterproof shoes because we will also get as close as possible to the Laguna and the birds in its riparian zone. Seasoned Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation docents who are skilled (and passionate!) birders will be our guides. This walk is offered in partnership with LandPaths & Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District. To register, go to LandPaths' website: http://www.landpaths.org/eventdetails.aspx?EventId=13158
The Lost Bird Project USA, 2011, 59 minutes Director: Deborah Dickson
The Lost Bird Project is a documentary about the stories of five birds driven to extinction in modern times and sculptor Todd McGrain's project to memorialize them. The film follows McGrain as he searches for the locations where the birds were last seen in the wild and negotiates for permission to install his large bronze sculptures there. His memorials now stand in the places where the birds once socialized, courted and fed their young -- a testament to what we have lost and a reminder to preserve what we have left.
Preceded by Bug People USA, 2012, 15 minutes Director: Paul Meyers
In this playful essay film, the filmmaker investigates our culture's discomfort with all things many-legged.
Laguna Foundation (View)
900 Sanford Rd
Santa Rosa, CA 95401