Activities & Field Trips

Fri
10
Aug2018

GOING BATTY

Capture bats for closer inspection

From 8:30 pm until 11:00 pm

FREE and open to the public

This cooperative trip between Flathead Audubon and MT Fish Wildlife and Parks will go to a site with known bat activity where electronic equipment will be used to detect the ultrasonic calls of bats flying overhead, and mist nets will be used to capture bats for closer inspection.  Wildlife biologists, Lewis Young, Lisa Bate and Chris Hammond will demonstrate the equipment, handle bats captured in the mist nets and talk about the amazing adaptations bats have for navigating, catching food and hibernating.  PARTICIPANTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TOUCH OR HANDLE BATS. Headlamps or flashlights are necessary.  Wear suitable clothing for evening temperatures. 

To sign up contact Kathy Ross at 406 837-3837 or meal mtkat67@gmail.com  Limited to 25 participants

Sat
11
Aug2018

EXPLORE OWEN SOWERWINE NATURAL AREA’S LEISURE AND BIG ISLANDS

Explore Owen Sowerwine with Jeannette Oliver

From 9 am until Noon

Owen Sowerwine Natural Area

FREE and open to the public


Join retired Biology Professor Jeanette Oliver for an information-packed stroll in the portion of OSNA just north of her property on Leisure Island, followed by an easy walk across a mostly dry portion of the Stillwater River. The group will explore OSNA's Big Island, a part of OSNA that is usually only accessible by boat. Focus will be on identifying OSNA vegetation, including typical flood plain vegetation and also spotting birds along the way. Contact Jeanette at jopjoliver74@gmail.com or 755-8622 for details. Limited to 20 participants. Co-sponsored by Montana Audubon.