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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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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Field Trip Report: Wild Horse Island

by Laura Katzman Ten lucky participants enjoyed an amazing tour of spectacular Wild Horse Island led by Doug MacCarter of Flathead Audubon on June 22. We boated to the island and started the tour at Doug’s family cabin on the south central shore of the island. We then hiked to Skeeko Bay learning about the history of…

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Field Trip Report: Exploring Bowdoin NWR

By Kathy Ross. The American Prairie Reserve field trip scheduled for Friday-Sunday, May 20-22, was rerouted because of weather. The trip turned into a fantastic birding exploration of Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge for eleven prairie wanderers. Incredible lightening and rain-filled thunderstorms in the evenings discouraged travel on the Reserve, but not on other magnificant landscapes…

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