FLOCK Events

Guest Curator Nancy Gifford

February 28 to May 23, 2015

In addition to the breathtaking gardens of Lotusland, visitors will experience FLOCK, the contemporary art exhibit inspired by an environmental imperative – the global loss of wild bird populations and their role as indicators of the health of our planet.

Welcome to Subirdia book cover1.25March 7John Marzluff, a Professor of Wildlife Science at the University of Washington, is the author of Welcome to Subirdia. Join us for his fascinating lecture about the lives and habitats of birds and learn the steps we can take to protect this vital ecosystem. Book signing follows presentation.
The garden opens at 2:30 so you have time to explore the garden and see the FLOCK: Birds on the Brink exhibition prior to the 4:00 PM presentation. Call 805.969.9990 for a Reservation. Members $60; nonmembers $70. Call 805.969.9990 for reservations.

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Paul-Valerio-LotuslandMarch 10 Birding and natural history specialist Paulo Valerio’s fascinating presentation is rich with his experiences and photography of the spectacular avian species in his native Costa Rica. The garden opens at 3:30 so you have time to explore the garden and see the FLOCK: Birds on the Brink exhibition prior to the 5:00 PM presentation. Members of Lotusland and Santa Barbara Botanic Garden $45; nonmembers $55. Call 805.969.9990 for reservations.
Scott-Weidensaul-LotuslandMarch 28Naturalist Scott Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books including Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds, a Pulitzer Prize finalist. A dynamic internationally recognized speaker, he shares his experiences, research and vast knowledge of bird migration. The garden opens at 2:30 so you have time to explore the garden and see the FLOCK: Birds on the Brink exhibition prior to the 4:00 PM presentation. Book signing follows presentation. Members $60; nonmembers $70. Call 805.969.9990 for reservations.

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LinneaHall-LotuslandApril 11Linnea S. Hall, Executive Director at Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology (WFVZ), and René Corado, Collections Manager, share their passion and knowledge about bird conservation and habitat. The garden opens at 1:00 so you have time to explore the garden and see the FLOCK: Birds on the Brink exhibition prior to the 2:30 PM presentation. Book signing follows presentation. Members $60; nonmembers $70. Call 805.969.9990 for reservations.

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Birders-TravelogueApril 18Jeff Chemnick and Satie Airamé Birders Travelogue of Belize, Bolivia and Ecuador. Join Santa Barbara bird and botanical enthusiasts Jeff and Satie for an exciting photographic birder's tour of Belize, Bolivia and Ecuador. The garden opens at 2:00 so you have time to explore the garden and see the FLOCK: Birds on the Brink exhibition prior to the 3:30 PM presentation. Members $60; nonmembers $70. Call 805.969.9990 for reservations.
CoreyWelles-JOanLentz-GregHomelMay 9International Migratory Bird Day. Enjoy a day-long Lotusland celebration of birds with noted author Joan Lentz, award winning photojournalist Greg Homel and Lotusland plant health coordinator Corey Welles. Corey's “The Rich Bird Habitat of Lotusland,” Greg's stories and images from his travels in search of birds to the four corners of the world and Joan's unmatched local avian knowledge all combine for an exceptional day in the garden. The garden opens at 8:30 AM so you have time to explore the garden and see the FLOCK: Birds on the Brink exhibition prior to the presentations. Bird Walk with Joan Lentz from 9:00 to 10:30 followed by coffee. Joan Lentz: Santa Barbara - A Birder's Paradise 11:00 to Noon. Lunch Noon to 1:00. Corey Welles: The Rich Bird Habitat of Lotusland 1:00 to 2:00. Greg Homel 2:30 to 3:30. Reception till 4:30. Members $75; nonmembers $85. Call 805.969.9990 for reservations.

 

SPONSORS

Flying High Sponsors
Belle and Daniel Cohen
Nancy and Michael Gifford
Santa Barbara County Arts Commission*

Nesting Sponsors
Rich and Luci Janssen for the Linnea S. Hall, Ph.D. and René Corado Lecture
Susan Jorgensen and Alice Gillaroo
Adele and Loi Nguyen
Jeffrey Romano and Stan Shayer
Santa Barbara Independent
Kate Schepanovich

Tweeting Sponsors
Marc and Joanna Appleton
Dan Bifano and Allan Brostrom
Tim and Louise Casey
Robert and Christine Emmons
Jim Foster and Sandra Russell
HUB International Insurance Services
Gretchen and Robert Lieff
Judy and Dave Messick
Eileen and Alex Rasmussen
Nancy B. Schlosser

Donors
Diondra Dee
Doyle-Morgan Structural Engineering
Joanne Holderman
Connie and John Pearcy
Santa Barbara Winery
Gwen Stauffer

Collaborations
We are pleased to have collaborated with the following organizations:
Chaucer’s Books
Santa Barbara Audubon Society
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

*This project is funded in part by the organizational Development Grant Program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission.