Learn about animal tracks and find birds in the OSA
From 9 am to 3 pm
Owen Sowerwine Natural Area
Willow Glen Drive in Kalispell
FREE and open to the public
Come with us for a magical mystery tour of one of the most unique areas in the Flathead Valley on Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 9AM-3PM. Our guide will be Brian Baxter, forester and wildlife researcher, who has taught outdoor educational programs for over 16 years. We’ll begin with a 1-hour classroom session to view and discuss the slide presentation “The Essence of Animal Tracking.” Then we’ll walk into Owen Sowerwine to visit its wetlands, and study the wildlife, vegetation, and predator/prey relationships that give this area its special flavor. As we quietly enter along the southern trails, we will search for and identify the track patterns and sign of the weasel family, muskrat, beaver, and water loving birds such as Great Blue Heron and American Dipper. All the while, we will scope for birds of prey, waterfowl, woodpeckers, and songbirds. Come prepared for the day, with proper layers, lunch, water, binoculars, spotting scope, bird books, and waterproof boots or snowshoes as conditions require. Trip is limited to 15 participants. To sign up and get the meeting location contact Brian Baxter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-291-2154.