Optics, nature fair set Sunday at Cornerstone
Fifteen major optics manufacturers will demonstrate the latest spotting scopes and binoculars during the free Wine Country Optics and Nature Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at Cornerstone Sonoma, 23570 Arnold Drive, Sonoma.
At the festival there will live wild bats and bird from a variety of area rescue organizations will be on display. The outdoors event, sponsored by Sonoma Birding and Cornerstone Sonoma, will be host to 25 Bay Area nature organizations representing a various interests. State and Regional Parks, owls, otters, hawks, beavers, bats, bees, bluebirds, fawns, mountain lions and whale organizations will host displays and answer questions for families and nature enthusiasts. Artists and photographers include Ron LeValley, Rene' Reyes, Michele Rosett and Doug Herr.
Northern California birding expert, David Lukas, author of a new comprehensive guide covering 320 species, titled “Bay Area Birds,” will be on hand from 1 to 3 p.m. to sign his new book. Rodney Jackson, winner of the Rolex Award and a 2012 finalist for the prestigious Indianapolis Award as well as one of the finest conservationist in the world will be signing his book “Vanishing Tracks.”