Many bird-watchers and other nature enthusiast photograph birds. Still, others have taken to drawing the birds they encounter. Drawing wild birds can be frustrating because wild birds do not “pose” for the artist.
The California Raptor Center is a wonderful place to sketch birds because these birds have become used to people. The public is invited to join the Yolo Audubon Society, free of charge, for a morning of sketching raptors. Participants provide their own materials, such as a sketchbook and pencil/pen. In addition, binoculars or a spotting scope can be helpful.
Participants will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in the parking lot at the Raptor Center, off Old Davis Road south of Interstate 80, just before Putah Creek. Directions and a map can be found at www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/calraptor/contact.
For more information, contact leader Alison Kent at 530-400-9376. The outing will be canceled in the event of rain.