Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Greenbelt Field Trip on Saturday (Oct. 17)

The Laramie Audubon Society plans to meet for a field trip along the Laramie River Greenbelt on Saturday morning (October 17th) at 8 a.m. The Greenbelt is a flat, paved, accessible pathway and therefore should be suitable for all birders, including families with young children. We will meet near the Optimist Park (West Garfield Street) parking lot. If you are late, you may be able to find us by heading south on the Greenbelt. Recently observed birds at this location include Greater Yellowlegs, Hermit Thrush, Spotted Towhee, and a Merlin, as well as numerous more common species. We expect to spend several hours birding, but attendees are free to leave at any time. Please remember to bring plenty of warm clothing, binoculars/scope (if available), sun protection, water, snacks, etc. And your friends are always welcome, too!

Covid-19 Considerations: Attendees at events (including field trips) are required to wear masks and to remain mindful of social distancing. We will not be organizing carpools for the foreseeable future. PLEASE REGISTER BY EMAILING US AT (this is to allow for contact tracing if necessary and to provide us with time to plan in the case of a potential huge turnout)!

Membership Reminder: LAS memberships expired on September 30th. If you haven't already, please take a moment to renew your membership either via the link to the right or via U.S. Mail (or, if you are receiving this post via email, using this link: Thank you for your ongoing support!

A highlight of last Saturday's field trip to Hutton Lakes NWR was a flock of more than 50 Sandhill Cranes observed initially on a sage covered hillside and later circling overhead. (Photo courtesy of LAS Member Laurel Armstrong).

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