Sunnylands Series - Flight Plan: The Birds of Sunnylands

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Community Room

Event Details

Walter Annenberg was known for his business acumen, his service as a U.S. ambassador to England, his vast personal wealth, and the magnitude of his generosity as a philanthropist. But it was his love for birds that played a critical role in the development of an historic landmark in Rancho Mirage. As Michaeleen Gallagher, Director of Education and Environmental Programs at Sunnylands, explains, Walter Annenberg designed his 200-acre winter estate at Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra drives as a sanctuary for birds. Her research in the archives resulted in a number of surprises and exposed this more personal side of the media mogul and his wife, Leonore. Today, so many native and migratory bird species have been sighted at Sunnylands, they are now the focus of a stunning photographic exhibition, Flight Plan: The Birds of Sunnylands, at Sunnylands Center
Event Type(s): Lectures & Discussions