Join us for a day-long of celebrating you, our loyal members! Admission is free with Garden membership. Garden visitors are invited to join as members to participate.
Join the CEO for Coffee and Donuts on the Elaine Cornish Courtyard and mix and mingle with your fellow members
Drop by the Frances Young Hall and hear the state of the Garden from the Trustees at the Annual Meeting
Bird Roulette: Avian Winners and Losers after a Century of Urbanization in Los Angeles
We’ll explore the impacts of more than a century of profound changes in the landscape of Los Angeles on the region’s rich bird life. Los Angeles County is America’s “birdiest county” (about 525 species), and our birds include winners, losers, newcomers and species on the brink. From owls and hawks to parrots, and from hummingbirds to bishops and bulbuls, no bird group has been spared the impacts of change – change which will only accelerate in the future. Learn about our changing bird populations and how you can help track them.
Kimball Garrett has been the Ornithology Collections Manager at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County since 1982. He has tracked the bird life of the Los Angeles Region since childhood, and is co-author of two books on our avifauna: Birds of Southern California: Status and Distribution (1981) and the popular Birds of Southern California (2012; reprinted 2017). Kimball has served as President of Western Field Ornithologists and was elected a Fellow of the American Ornithologists Union.
Wood Borers, Parasites and Fungus, Oh My!
Garden Superintendent, Tanya Finney, will provide an update on LA’s urban tree die-off and how the Garden is serving as an important resource for researchers studying the tree crisis in Southern California.
Noon and 1:30pm
Move to the beat of the Universal Drum Circle on the upper meadow. Alex Spurkel and his troupe of percussionists will lend you a drum and invite you to join along in the fun. Great for kids and adults alike.
10am to 2pm
Get your yarn on as you join other members in a Yarn Bombing Activity. Pick up supplies on the Upper Meadow and decorate the light poles in Palm Circle.
12 to 4pm
Hang out in the Upper Meadow for a hands-on activity with our GROW workshop instructor, Liza Go. She will help you make a recycled newspaper pot and plant some seeds.
See a dramatic Falconry demonstration with On the Wing Falconry. See impressive raptors and birds of prey fly overhead at this captivating presentation.