Fall Field trips
Field trips meet at 8:00 am at Night Heron Books & Coffeehouse downtown unless otherwise noted. We will carpool from there. If you want to leave early, bring your own vehicle. Dress for Laramie weather and bring drinks and snacks. Bring binoculars, scopes, field books, and friends.
Sep 09: Hereford Ranch in Cheyenne - meet at 7 am at Night Heron
Sep 16: Hutton Lake NWR
Sep 23: Laramie Hotspots
Oct 07: Rock Creek Canyon - meet at 7 am at Eppson Senior Center parking lot
Oct 14: Plains Lakes
Oct 21: Nest box work day
Nov 11: Laramie Valley migrants
Programs are held in the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center auditorium (Room 138) unless otherwise noted. This building is located on the University of Wyoming campus at 10th and Lewis St. There is limited parking on 10th St opposite the building.
Sep 14: Project NestWatch Report by Laramie Girl Scouts. Laramie Girl Scouts will give us a report on their nest watching project at Hutton NWR, and what they have learned about birds and ecology this summer. Bird chat begins at 6 pm, program begins at 6:30 pm.
Sep 27: Public Lands with Hunters & Anglers. Buzz Hettick, from Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, will discuss issues related to public lands in Wyoming.
Oct 25: LAS Small Grants recipients Jesse Alston, Rebecca Upjohn, and Courtney Duchardt will tell us about their exciting projects. Jesse’s outreach grant: creating a podcast to make wildlife research more accessible to the average person. Rebecca is studying the effects of invasive species on native plants. Courtney is studying Mountain Plover habitat use and nest success.
Nov 29: Science Café, co-hosted by the University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute! An evening of talks by scientists using layman’s terms—no scientific jargon allowed! The Chalfoun lab at the University of Wyoming studies songbirds and their nest predators on natural gas fields in western Wyoming. Three members of the Chalfoun lab will give brief presentations about different elements of their research.
Join us for some special events that differ from our regular fare! See details below for each event.
December TBA: Christmas Bird Count. Be a part of one of the longest-running citizen science projects in the country. Every year thousands of birders and nature enthusiasts get together for one day and survey their area intensively to record all the bird species they observe. We will post details for the Laramie count here when they are decided.