Monday, February 26, 2018

Upcoming talk: Alison Holloran, Director of Audubon Rockies

Our next meeting, this Wednesday 28 February, will feature Alison Holloran, the Executive Director of Audubon Rockies. She will present information regarding regional Audubon conservation programs and ways everyone can get involved, from eating “Bird Friendly Beef” (certified via Audubon Rockies’ Conservation Ranching Program) or planting a wildlife garden in your yard to having your voices heard on Capitol Hill.  The meeting will be held in the Berry Center auditorium on the University of Wyoming campus at the corner of 10th and Lewis Streets. Bird chat with refreshments begins at 6:30 pm; the program begins at 7:00 pm.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Science Cafe, Tuesday 27 February

There will be a Science Cafe at O'Dwyer's next Tuesday, 27 February at 6:30 pm. Please see the flyer below for details, or click here for the high-res version. The Science Cafe will feature talks by three local scientists in an easy-to-understand format.

Reminder: Art Show through March 15

Just a reminder that you can stop by the Berry Center between now and March 15 during regular business hours to view LAS's Inaugural Art Show. We had a great turnout for our opening show, but if you weren't able to make it then feel free to stop by at your convenience. There are pamphlets in the lobby that identify the works and the artists, make sure to pick one up.

Thanks to Diana Denison for this great photo from our opening.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Trip report: Snow tracking

This post is by Brian Waitkus, I'm just putting it up. --Libby
The 17 February 2018 animal snow tracking field trip to Chimney Park led by Dr. Gary Beauvais was attended by 14 hardy individuals on this sunny but windy day.  The field trip started out with a female cow moose joining us near the parking area.  The last snow fall on Thursday suggested Saturday would be a great day to find animal tracks though due to the wind this day any tracks were soon obliterated resulting in only moose and mice tracks being found.  Gary spent the day discussing forest and winter ecology of the area as well as the natural history of local animals providing new insights and information to our crew accompanying him on skis and snowshoes.  Eight Mountain Chickadees were the only birds noted on this trip though raven and magpie were observed between Laramie and Chimney Park.

Photo by Brian Waitkus

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Upcoming trip: Snow tracking

Gary Beauvais, Director of the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database and interim director of the Biodiversity Institute, will lead us on a snowshoe/cross-country ski trek through forest and riparian  areas at Chimney Park this Saturday, 17 February. During this 10th anniversary of Gary’s field trip we’ll learn how to identify winter animal tracks and unravel the many mysterious signs that are written into the winter snow.

We will gather at Coal Creek Coffee at 8 am before leaving for the field trip. Chimney Park is a $5 per carload National Forest fee area. Bring your own skis or snowshoes. Alternate/backup date in case of bad weather is Feb 28.

This is Happy Jack and not Chimney Park, but let's hope for this kind of snow!!