Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Saturday (Feb. 1): Winter Tracking Trip

Winter Tracking Trip.  Each year Dr. Gary Beauvais generously leads this trip - typically we snowshoe and/or ski on or near the Chimney Park trails looking for tracks in the snow and other signs of birds and mammals.  A Medicine Bow National Forest parking permit or $5 day pass is required for parking at Chimney Park.  Winter gear is mandatory! 

Please bring your own snowshoes or cross-country skis, snacks, water, sun protection, warm clothes, etc.  We'll meet at Coal Creek (downtown) at 8 a.m. and carpool to Chimney Park (or other location depending on snow conditions).  The weather looks fairly mild, so the roads *should* be okay.

Rail Tie Wind Project (Presentation Wednesday 1/29, 7 pm)

Representatives from ConnectGEN reached out and offered to speak at a LAS meeting regarding the Rail Tie wind project planned for southern Albany County (south of Laramie on US Highway 287 near Tie Siding).  They will provide general information regarding the project as well as more specific information regarding measures being taken to minimize and mitigate project impacts. 

Laramie Audubon Society evening programs are held in the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center auditorium (Room 138) (unless otherwise noted).  The Berry Center is located on the University of Wyoming campus at 10th and Lewis Streets. Note that there is no longer a parking lot across the street from the building - parking is available on the surrounding streets. Bird chats with refreshments begin at 6:30 p.m. and the programs begin at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Spring Field Trips and Evening Programs

Northern Pygmy-Owl (Photo courtesy of Cody Porter)
This Spring, the Laramie Audubon Society has a great variety of trips planned - chances to look for owls, mammal tracks, Greater Sage-Grouse, migrating waterfowl, and eastern song birds at the westernmost edge of their migratory range.  Our series of evening programs kicks off on January 29th.  For details regarding the trips and evening programs, fly over to the "events" tab of the blog: https://laramieaudubon.blogspot.com/p/events.html