|Female Greater Sage-Grouse. Photo © Shawn Billerman.|
It will be cold and windy on the prairie so dress very warmly. Bring spotting scope, binoculars, warm drinks, and snacks. We should be back to Laramie by 8 am. At this time, alternate dates are March 21 and March 28, meeting at the same place, same time, unless notified differently.
|Male Greater Sage-Grouse on the lek. Photo © Shawn Billerman.|
More details on possible schedule changes:
With the unusually warm weather melting snow, warming the ground and causing rivulets through mud, the trip may not be possible this Saturday. Perhaps if it stays below freezing in the mornings, we will be able to get out there but we would have to leave the lek before it warms up enough to thaw the ground. We will check conditions Wednesday or Thursday morning to see if it is doable, and give further details then. You may call in advance to be sure the trip is not postponed or cancelled.
|Watching the lek. Photo by Libby Megna.|