"Fierce Yet Contemplative" by Bruce Finocchio
Raptorama is here again. Tickets are selling fast to take a walk on the coast's wilder side with Bay Area bird experts! Learn firsthand about coastside raptor habitats, including Wavecrest, Pillar Point Marsh, Pescadero State Beach, and Half Moon Bay State Beach. During the weekend of November 7-9, a diverse series of birding workshops and walks are available, including dinner with keynote speaker Glenn R. Stewart, director of the Predatory Bird Research Group, University of California at Santa Cruz. Workshops are indoors and include topics such as raptors, birding photography, and children's birding. Walks are outdoors in small groups to explore the local habitats listed above. For workshop and event details, and to purchase tickets, please visit Raptorama.org.
Coastside Land Trust Art Gallery presents its 2nd annual "California Raptor Show," opening on Friday, November 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibit features 26 local artists who have captured California's diverse raptor population through art. Mediums include oil, watercolor, batik, acrylic, mixed media, wood carving, and fine-art photography. All art is for sale. Show dates: November 7 to February 13. Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and by appointment. Coastside Land Trust is dedicated to the preservation, protection, and enhancement of open space, including the natural, scenic, recreational, cultural, historical, and agricultural resources of the San Mateo County coast, for present and future generations. 788 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, 650-726-5056.