Nature Sketching with Jack Laws


Tuesday April 16




The serpentine grasslands of Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve are famous for their magnificent displays of wildflowers each spring and for their abundant bird life  Let’s draw some of the lovely things we see!

Naturalist and illustrator John Muir "Jack" Laws will demonstrate simple and fun techniques you can incorporate into your own recreational nature study, such as quickly sketching birds in the field.  Beginner to expert artists will enjoy this workshop.

As Jack points out in his recently-published book, anyone can draw birds. Forget what your 4th grade art teacher told you about "you can't draw." With Jack's tips and encouragement, you will be able to draw -- and by doing so, you'll enhance your appreciation and understanding of birds and nature.


Date: Tuesday April 16
Time: 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Leaders: John Muir "Jack" Laws
Logistics: See below.
Fundraising goal: $500 per Participant*


*Each participant on this trip is asked to raise or donate a minimum of $500. For instance, you could get ten friends to sponsor you at $50 each. Think of all the raffle tickets, walkathon sponsorships, Girl Scout cookies and wrapping paper you've bought over the years -- well, now it's time to turn the tables!


Here's what to do:

(1)  Click here to print out helpful step-by-step directions for the online registration process.

(2) Sign up for the trip by clicking the red button below. You'll be asked to set up an account, after which you can create your own personal Birdathon Participant Page. 


(3) Share your Birdathon page with friends and family! Click here for tips that will make Birdathon fundraising easy.






Not comfortable signing up for Birdathon online? Email Della at and we'll arrange for a Golden Gate Audubon volunteer to sign you up.  

Need help asking friends to sponsor you? Click here for tips, or email for support from one of our volunteer fundraising coaches.


To return to the main Birdathon page, click here.

To return to the list of Birdathon field trips, click here.





Birdathon is the main annual fundraising event for Golden Gate Audubon Society. Founded in 1917, GGAS advocates for Bay Area bird populations, restores important wildlife habitat, and provides hands-on nature education to 700 low-income elementary school children each year. GGAS also offers birding classes, speakers and over 100 free birding field trips each year. For more information on our programs, see



Trip logistics: Session will take place at Edgewood Park near Redwood City. We'll provide the exact meeting place and other details to registered participants.