3 To Do: Birds of the Beach workshop

Marco Eagle

1. Saturday: Birds of the Beach workshop at Rookery Bay

From 8 until 10 a.m., Nov. 11. In this class, Adam DiNuovo of Audubon Florida will discuss the life history of these birds and the amazing journeys many of them make annually. Classroom session followed by field trip to practice identification skills. Learn more and register for tours and events at rookerybay.org/calendar.

Rookery Bay is hosting a Birds of the Beach workshop from 8 to 10 a.m., Nov. 11.

2. Sunday: Left Bank Art Fest

This event, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Sunday Nov. 12, showcases juried fine art.  Art includes paintings, jewelry, pottery, photography, glass, sculptures, wood, bronze, stone and more. Food cart for your refreshments. Free admission and parking. Held at the Marco Island Center for the Arts, outside, on the grounds, located at 1010 Winterberry Dr, Marco Island. Information: 239-537-5921.

3. Monday: Artificial reef benefits

At 1:15 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13, at Wesley United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Marco Island, resident James Timmerman will address Calusa Garden Club of Marco Island about the benefits of installing artificial reefs sold by Ocean Habitats, Inc. under Marco Islanders’ personal docks. The public is welcome to attend Timmerman’s presentation. Information: oceanhabitatsinc.com.

This is what a “mini reef” looks like after one year in the water.