The Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods will hold its 3rd annual Sunset Dinner at 5 p.m. Aug. 1 at School Flat in the Austin Creek State Recreation Area.

The four-course dinner prepared by A La Heart Catering will be paired with wines from Barefoot Wines and Bubbly. The event, overlooking the 5,700-acre park, also includes music by Christopher Lods.

Tickets are $125, to benefit work at the Pond Farm Pottery and includes a tour of Pond Farm, an historic artists colony established in 1945. For a shuttle service to and from Guerneville, call 869-9177.

Ten Things To Know About Ospreys

1. As with most raptors, the female osprey is bigger than the male.

2. The female osprey remains at the nest most of the time, sheltering and protecting her young.

3. The scientific name for an osprey is Pandion haliaetus.

4. Ospreys are also called sea hawks, river hawks, fish hawks and even fish eagles.

5. Ospreys are the only hawks in America that eat nearly exclusively live fish.

6. The oldest known osprey lived for 25 years, 2 months.

7. Nests are found on top of snags (dead standing trees), treetops, and in crotches of large branches.

8. Ospreys’ stick nests are lined with moss, grasses, lichen, seaweed, and other materials.

9. Osprey eggs do not hatch all at the same time. The first chick to hatch has an advantage over its younger siblings.

10. Ospreys are excellent anglers. The average time they take to catch a fish is around 12 minutes.