Laramie Audubon is happy to announce that it is co-hosting two screenings of a new film about the life of John James Audubon. The film will be shown in the Berry Center at 5 pm on Wednesday, May 4 and at 2 pm on Saturday, May 7.
The Audubon Society is named after John James Audubon, a pioneer of both North American birdlife and realistic wildlife illustration. Audubon's work strongly influenced following ornithological work as well as the conservation movement. Check out the website for the film to view a movie trailer and learn more about Audubon himself.
If you have some time to get lost in John James' beautiful art, National Audubon has digitized the illustrations from Audubon's Birds of America and you can browse them here.
Monday, April 25, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Laramie Audubon will have a table at the Spring Exploration event this Saturday from 12 - 4 pm at Territorial Prison. Catherine Symchych will have bird-related activities for kids, and we'd be happy to see adult members and friends there as well!
For more info on the event, click here.
For more info on the event, click here.
|Brian Waitkus repairing older nest boxes at Hutton.|
If you would like to volunteer, you may sign up for one week or many weeks. You may sign up for a few, many or all of the nest boxes. Hopefully, we can get enough people involved to make it less time consuming for the observers. This will require quite a bit of walking since the refuge is now closed to vehicular traffic except along designated roadways. You will also need a mirror attached to a long handle (back-scratchers at Dollar Tree are one dollar!) to see inside the boxes to count the eggs. The nest boxes are located along the perimeter fencing of the refuge. The refuge is located about 7.5 miles southwest of Laramie. We would like to begin monitoring in mid-May.
Please call Vicki Henry at 307-760-9518 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest or questions. Vicki will be coordinating volunteers for the scheduling of observation dates.
|One of the many nest boxes built by Eagle Scout Bradley Wahlgren and installed at Hutton last fall.|
|Photo by Flickr user Triker-Sticks CC BY-NC-ND 2.0|
Please join us on Wednesday, April 27 to learn about a highly adaptable urban carnivore found right in your own backyard – the raccoon! Sarah Daniels, a graduate student in the Animal Behavior and Cognition Lab, will give an overview of the University of Wyoming Raccoon Project (UWRP), raccoon natural history, and ongoing/upcoming local research with these critters. You may think you know the raccoon, but Sarah will show you there is much more going on with these guys than their trash-eating abilities!
Please note that we will meet in a different location than usual, Classroom Building 215. You can park along 9th Street, but space is often limited. We recommend parking near the Berry Center as usual and walking south to the Classroom Building.
Bird chat with refreshments will begin at 6:30 pm and the talk will begin at 7:00 pm.
The talk is free and open to the public!
Sunday, April 17, 2016
|Yellow-headed Blackbird. Photo (c) Shawn Billerman.|
Meet at Coal Creek at 8 am to fuel up on coffee. We should be back to Laramie by noon or so, but of course you can leave early if you drive your own vehicle or arrange with carpool buddies. Bring binoculars, a spotting scope if you have one, snacks/drinks and dress for the weather.
Friday, April 15, 2016
|Dawn at the lek. Photo by Libby Megna.|
|Female Greater Sage-Grouse. Photo © Shawn Billerman.|
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
We will hold a board meeting this Thursday, April 14 at 6:30 pm in room 227 of the Berry Center. Our board meetings are open to the public, so if you are interested in the behind-the-scenes of the Laramie Audubon Society, feel free to join us.
Sunday, April 3, 2016
|Western Meadowlark. Photo (c) Shawn Billerman.|
We will meet at Coal Creek Coffee at 8 am to preemptively caffeinate and carpool. Please bring binoculars, a spotting scope if you have one, field guides, and snacks and drinks. Be prepared for windy conditions. Our trips to Hutton usually last a few hours, but anyone is free to leave early if they bring their own vehicle.
|Hutton and Hoge Lakes. Photo by Libby Megna.|