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We'd like to invite you to our Annual Summer Barbecue

Summer Barbecue

Saturday, July 26th, 2014 (5:00 - 10:00 p.m.)
at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine

See photos from past years' Summer Barbecues.

Bring the family and join us for this special occasion —
  * used nature books sale (5:00 - 7:15 pm)
  * dining in the meadow (6:00 - 7:00 pm)
  * evening bird walks around the marsh after dinner (6:30 - 7:50 pm)
  * a great program on Woodpeckers of North America" by Paul Bannick (starts at 8:15 pm)
  * after the program, we'll have guided night walks in the marsh
 
Our evening program will be presented by Paul Bannick who will speak on the "Woodpeckers of North America: A Naturalist's Handbook." Mr. Bannick will look at the inter-relationships between woodpeckers and other birds, including owls, how each species has evolved to take advantage of its unique niche, and about their fascinating survival, mating, and food-finding strategies.
 
Our menu will include chicken, barbecued hot dogs, beans, salad, chips, watermelon, cake, lemonade, and coffee.
A veggie wrap will be provided for those who specifically request it on their reservation form.
 
Advance reservations are essential. Parking space is limited; car pool whenever possible! (see form below). Those with e-mail will receive a note from Nancy that their reservation has been received; they will also receive information about the evening's activities. The tickets WILL NOT be mailed out ahead of time contrary to what we have done at previous barbecues. Everyone will need to pick up their ticket at the Welcome Table when they arrive. (A word of caution: don't wait until the last minute to sign up! We expect this event to sell out long before the day of the barbecue!)
 
TICKETS:
Tickets for the barbecue and program are $20.00 for adults, $7.00 for children under 5; tickets for the BBQ volunteers are $15.00. Your ticket will include your meal & beverage, evening marsh walk, and program. Activities, including the used books sale, will begin at 5:00 pm, dinner will be from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, followed by the program at 8:15. The first marsh walk will be from 6:30 to 7:50 to take in the sights and sounds as the marsh life settles in for the evening. The post speaker marsh walk will focus on the night experience at the Sanctuary (sounds and scents). Sign up sheets for the Night Wild LifeWalks after the program will be at the Welcome Table. Get there early to sign up if you want to go on one of these Walks because each walk will be limited to 20 persons. Astronomers from the Orange County Astronomy Club will also be on hand with their telescopes set up in the meadow after the program, so cross your fingers for a clear sky!
 
BBQ Flyer & Reservation form (print out a copy, fill it out & mail it in, or deliver it to Audubon House.)
 
This event is staffed entirely by chapter volunteers. If you can help us out in any capacity, we would really appreciate it! A copy of the BBQ Volunteers Sign-up Sheets is posted here on the website. Check out the volunteer signup sheet and then email Jay Miller to let him know how you want to help. For information on volunteering, contact Jay Miller, BBQ Coordinator, at (949) 707-1287 or email him at .
 
BBQ Volunteers - sign up to help!
BBQ Flyer & Reservation form
 
WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP:
On the following morning, July 27th, Paul Bannick will be presenting a Wildlife Photography Workshop at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. Seating is limited so reservations are needed. Cost of the workshop is $40. For information, see our Workshop Brochure.

updated 10/28/14


Sea & Sage Audubon Society
PO Box 5447 • Irvine, CA 92616 • 949-261-7963

http://www.seaandsageaudubon.org