WILD LANDS FOR WILDWINGS -- 8TH ANNUAL RAPTOR DAY AT LONE PINE STATE PARK
From 9:30 A.M. until 3 P.M.
LONE PINE STATE PARK
FREE“Wild Lands for Wildwings” is the theme of the 8TH Annual Raptor Day at Lone Pine State Park on Saturday, September 6. Raptor Day is a fun-filled day for both kids and adults. The following activities are scheduled between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.: At 9:30 a.m. a Community Bird Walk kicks off the event. Participants should meet in the Lone Pine parking lot. All ages are welcome. At 11 a.m. a welcome by Flathead Audubon and the family of conservationist Rod Ash will be followed by a Family Bird Program with Doug McCarter and his colleagues of the Montana Wildwings Recovery Center giving a dynamic presentation with live birds. At 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be available from Bennie’s Dog House, or, attendees may bring a sack lunch and picnic at the park. At 1:30 p.m. researchers from Denver Holt’s Owl Institute of Montana will talk about The Wonderful Owls of Montana. Lone Pine will provide free activities for kids during breaks and as an alternative during presentations. Local conservation agencies and organizations will have educational exhibits on bird identification, management and habitat. Raptor Day in Memory of Rod Ash celebrates northwest Montana birds and commemorates the lifetime contribution of Rod Ash to conservation. 2014 is also the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The event is co-sponsored by Flathead Audubon Society and Lone Pine State Park, with additional support from Thrivent Financial. All programs are free to Montana residents. There is a $5 Lone Pine State Park fee for non-residents. For more information, contact Lone Pine State Park at 755-2706 or Ashley Mason of the Flathead Audubon Society at www.Audubon Ashley@gmail.com.