Monday, March 24, 2014

Sage Grouse Lek Trek, Saturday, March 29, 5:00 a.m.

It's nearly April and the Sage Grouse are strutting their stuff.  Weather permitting and if the roads are passable, Laramie Audubon Society will be heading out to the lek north of town on Saturday morning, March 29.  We will most likely have to walk about a mile in to the lek and a mile back out.  It will be cold in the early morning with a cold wind blowing.  So dress plenty warmly, wear your walking boots and be prepared to carry in your scope.

Meet at 5:00am at the Eppson Senior Center parking lot, Curtis St. & 3rd St.  We will carpool to the grouse display ground at 5:10 SHARP.  Please call Vicki at 307-760-9518 if you plan on attending and for weather/road updates. 

If the road is impassable from snow/mud/rain/pooling, the trip will be rescheduled to Sat., April 5, same time, same place.  Road update will be available on Thursday evening at 8pm (March 27).  Please call to see if the trip has been postponed. 

It is about a 35-minute drive to the lek so gas up ahead of time.  You will probably need 4WD and/or a high clearance vehicle.  Bring snacks, water, hot beverage, spotting scope if you have one, and binoculars.  You can take photos but we will not get any closer to the lek than about 1/4 mile so as not to disturb the mating rituals.

We are usually back in Laramie by 7:30am or 8:00 am, just in time for the Plains Lakes Tour by Libby Megna. 

Please call 307-760-9518 for more information or if you have any questions.

Vicki Henry

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