|Saffron Toucanet by Bob Lewis
A Bird’s Rainbow, with Bob Lewis
Thursday July 16 in Berkeley
Many birds are brightly colored, while others use patterned feathers for camouflage. From Yellow Warblers to Anna’s Hummingbirds, from Snow Geese to Brewer’s Blackbirds, each species makes unique use of the feather colors it possesses. What do the colors indicate to other birds? Where do these colors originate? And do birds see the same colors we do?
GGAS birding instructor and board members Bob Lewis will unravel some of the mysteries of color in birds with a little chemistry, a bit of physics, and a lot of brightly colored slides.
Come at 6:30 p.m. for our Annual Meeting! Learn about Golden Gate Audubon’s plans for the coming year, share your ideas, and enjoy some refreshments. Then stay for Bob’s entertaining and informative presentation.
Date: Thursday July 16
Time: 6:30 p.m. for Annual Meeting/refreshments, 7:30 p.m. for the program
Place: Northbrae Community Church, Berkeley
Cost: Free for GGAS members, $5 for non-members.
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