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Ruddy Duck Photo Credit: Dick Walker

Throughout the summer, we trade our general meetings for getting outside in Montana’s amazing summer. We do this individually and through organized field trips. Check out our Activities & Field Trips page to see what’s upcoming as well as our Latest News for summaries and special articles throughout the summer!

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Latest News


Field Trip Report: Alvord Lake Community Forest Celebration

By Linda Winnie. Neighbors, supporters, and partners of the Alvord Lake Community Forest Project gathered July 8 at Alvord Lake’s Outdoor Classroom near Troy, MT, to celebrate the Vital Ground Foundation’s completion of the project and the establishment of this unique Community Forest. FAS had organized a carpool from Kalispell for those travelling to the […]

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Bat in Hand -Photo Credit:  Lynda Young

Field Trip Report: Going Batty

By Lewis Young. Thirty-three people, including local hosts Leslie Kehoe and Bob Lee, gathered on August 12 at Kehoe’s Agate Shop, which once again was a wonderful setting for the bat trip. Before the bats began to fly at dusk, bat researchers discussed general bat biology and ecology and demonstrated bat radio transmitters and tracking. […]

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Northern Goshawk juvenile - Photo Credit: BJ Worth


HAWKWATCH IS LOOKING FOR SHORT-TERM LOAN OF SMALL CAMPER. Flathead Audubon would like to borrow a small hard-sided camper this fall for about 6 weeks for its Jewel Basin Hawkwatch Project. The camper will be placed near the Jewel Basin trailhead during thisperiod for the overnight use of Hawkwatch volunteers. These volunteers climb up the […]

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Photo Credit: Clancy Cone

Field Trip Report: Lost Trail NWR

By Margaret Parodi. Seventeen people participated in the Flathead Audubon field trip to the Lost Trail National Wildlife Refuge (northwest of Marion) on June 19. Participants met at the refuge headquarters at 8:30 am. The day was cool, breezy, and sunny, with morning temperature in the lower 50’s, later reaching a high of 65 degrees. The […]

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Owen Sowerwine News

By Linda Winnie. There is a NEW BENCH at Owen Sowerwine in accessible viewing area that sits at the end of the OSNA accessible trail! The bench provides a resting place to sit and look at the waterfowl that often swim in the side channel just below the viewing area, and to spot the riparian […]

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