Birding and Drawing to Pathways of Observation

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Saturday February 10

10:00 AM  –  3:00 PM

Join us for a day at the garden exploring the connections between drawing and birding and learning how both activities can enhance your observation skills. We will demystify the drawing process and reframe it as just another tool for engaging with the world around us. We’ll also examine how bird-watching can be a great entry-point to understanding ecology and conservation. With the garden as our classroom, we will have ample opportunity to stretch our legs and skills through a series of outdoor drawing activities. All skill levels (of drawing and bird identification) are welcome, and we encourage participants to bring their curiosity and a willingness to try something new. Drawing supplies and binoculars will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own as well.

Saturday, February 10, 10 am - 3 pm

$45 Public, $40 Members

Registration is required. Please visit our website or front kiosk to register. Class capacity is very limited, so sign up early!

Location: East Classroom and Garden Trails

Please note that if you arrive earlier than half an hour prior to the talk you will be asked to also purchase regular garden admission.


Stacey Vigallon is Los Angeles Audubon’s Director of Environmental Education and serves as a project biologist for the organization’s threatened and endangered species monitoring programs. She coordinates a range of student-related projects, including the Baldwin Hills Greenhouse Program, Snowy Plover field trips, and science illustration workshops. Also a LACMA Teaching Artist, she is keenly interested in the nexus of conservation, community-based projects, and science communication. She has an MS in Wildlife Science from the University of Washington and completed the UC Santa Cruz Science Illustration Graduate Program.


 If you have any questions please contact Community Education Coordinator, Diana Nightingale at (909)-625-8767 ext. 251 or 

If you need special accommodations, please contact Diana Nightingale at least three days prior to the class.


Education Classes Refund Policy

In the case that a fee-based class or workshop is cancelled, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden will refund the full (100%) payment. 

If a registered and paid participant withdraws from the class 72 hours or more prior to the beginning of the event, class, or workshop a full refund will be issued. 

If a registered and paid participant withdraws more than 24 hours but less than 72 hours before the beginning of the class, event, or workshop a 50% refund will be issued. 

If a registered and paid participant withdraws less than 24 hours before the class, or is a ‘no-show’ on the day of the event, class, or workshop, no refund will be issued.

This Refund Policy applies to all classes requiring payment.