For years, Audubon Canyon Ranch and Marin Audubon Society have hosted this fundraiser in the beautiful setting of the Martin Griffin Preserve. Guests can enjoy guided nature hikes throughout the preserve and to active nesting sites where Great Egrets and Great Blue Herons return each year to build their nests and raise their chicks in the protection of the trees near the food-rich waters of the Bolinas Lagoon. The preserve averages 100 active nest sites yearly in a grove of redwoods on the property.
From 12-2p.m. a lunch of barbecued free-range chicken or vegetarian quiche will be served. Wine, beer and soft drinks will be available for purchase.
The event will benefit the education and conservation programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch and Marin Audubon Society.
The event will be held rain or shine. Carpooling strongly encouraged.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for children under 12. Reservations are required by May 5, 2012. Tickets can be purchased online at www.marinaudubon.org or by calling (415) 453-2216.