Monday, February 15, 2016

Snow Tracking Field Trip, Sat., Feb. 20, 8:00 a.m.

Photo by Julie Hart.
Join us for our annual snow tracking field trip on cross-country skis or snowshoes. Gary Beauvais, Director of Wyoming Natural Diversity Database, will lead us on a snow tracking trip to look for tracks made by mammals and birds. Dr. Beauvais will teach us how to identify what made the tracks while we learn about the behaviors of mammals during cold winter months.

Bring snow-shoes or cross-country skis, whichever you prefer.

Meet at 8:00 a.m. at Coal Creek Coffee, downtown Laramie, 110 Grand Ave., to caffeinate and carpool to Chimney Park Trailhead (USFS) near Fox Park on Hwy 230. Chimney Park is a fee area so bring $5 per carload to park.

This trip lasts several hours so bring plenty of water and snacks and warm outdoor clothes. You may leave at any time if you have your own vehicle. Otherwise, we should be back in Laramie by 1:00 pm.

Call 307-760-9518 for more information. Back-up date for the snow-tracking trip is Feb. 27, if weather is too harsh.

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