Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Upcoming talk: Raptor identification

Can you identify this species? Photo by Tim Banks.
Intrigued by that hawk perched on the power pole, mesmerized by that eagle soaring in the distance, but not quite sure how to identify it? Our January program by LAS President Tim Banks will provide some basic tips and guidelines to help sharpen your skills for identifying our local birds of prey.

Join us tomorrow, Wednesday, January 31 in the Berry Center auditorium. We will begin with bird chat and refreshments at 6:30 pm and the program will start at 7:00 pm. Parking is free in the lot on Lewis St after 5 pm.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Conservation Alert: Public Meetings for LaVA Project on January 30th and 21st

This is an update on the proposed Medicine Bow Landscape Vegetation Analysis (LaVA) project, a conservation issue of local importance outlined in the forthcoming January 2018 newsletter (available here). Following pressure from concerned locals and conservation groups, the Forest Service recently announced two public engagement sessions in Laramie scheduled for next Tuesday and Wednesday, January 30th and 31st, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm in the Lincoln Community Center, 365 W. Grand Ave. Representatives from the Forest Service, along with project partners, will be in attendance to answer questions and receive comments from the public. Laramie Audubon would like to encourage its members to join us in attending one of these sessions, to demonstrate our interest in the future of the Medicine Bow NR and to express support for limiting the scope and environmental impacts of this proposal. For additional information on the LaVA project proposal, read the article on page 4 of the January newsletter, consult the Forest Service website or call Don Jones at (307) 460-8114.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Submit your work to our first art show!

The Laramie Audubon Society will sponsor their first art show from February 3 - March 15, 2018 at the University of Wyoming Berry Center.

LAS would like to extend an invitation to artists to submit 1-3 works based on your own experiences and interactions with the natural world—all natural history subjects are welcome. All media accepted. LAS anticipates this show to be a celebration of natural history interpreted by new as well as veteran artists.

There will be a reception at the Berry Center on Wednesday, February 7 from 5:30-7:00 pm. Come and enjoy refreshments and meet many of the exhibiting artists.

Please have your work ready to hang, including a reliable wire or hook on the back of your two-dimensional piece. LAS will hang two-dimensional work and install three-dimensional work. Artists are responsible for any technology needed to show work. There may be limits on what is feasible so if you have needs including electricity, please contact Samantha Weatherston at samantha.weatherston@gmail.com. Artists will drop off works on Saturday, February 3 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm.

Artists may sell their work through direct contact by buyer to artist. The University of Wyoming does not conduct any sale of art shown at the Berry Center. Artists are responsible for any state and federal taxes. A suggested donation of 10% of a sale will go to the Laramie Audubon Society.

LAS welcomes both novice and experienced artists to participate. Please share this announcement to other artists and art lovers!