CELEBRATE JULY 4TH WITH FLATHEAD AUDUBON
MARCH WITH FLATHEAD AUDUBON AT THE BIGFORK 4TH OF JULY PARADE
From 11 a.m. until 1 pm
Flathead Audubon welcomes members, families and friends to march behind the Flathead Audubon Society banner in the Bigfork 4TH of July parade. We will celebrate America and introduce parade-goers to Flathead Audubon. We will also have a lot of fun!
The parade begins at 12 Noon and marches down Grand and Electric Avenues through downtown Bigfork amid cheering spectators. Parade entries must lineup from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Parade staff will direct you from the corner of Flathead Bank to the parade line-up area. Parade entry parking is available at the Bigfork School District parking lot on Commerce Street.
Flathead Audubon participants should wear birding clothes and a hat and carry binoculars. Participants are also advised to wear sunscreen and bring water.
Call Paula Smith at (406) 837-0181 or Marylane Pannell at (406) 257-5793 for more information.
Capture bats for closer inspection
From 8:30 pm until 11:00 pm
This cooperative trip between Flathead Audubon and MT Fish, Wildlife & 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 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 and come with suitable clothing for the evening temperatures as the day cools. Trip is limited to 25 participants. To sign up contact Kathy Ross at 837-3837 or email@example.com.