by Denny Olson

It’s that time of year again, to invite you to bring your families and friends to the 2018 Birds of Prey Festival!

We’ll be at our co-sponsors, Lone Pine State Park, again on Saturday September 15th, with the family hours from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Fancy Face Design will be turning kid’s faces into giant raptors. We will have more live hawks and owls than ever before. The presentations will be enlightening. And the exhibits and activities from many local organizations will be great fun. Summertime food will be available!

After that, from 1 to 3 PM, we will have a training / refresher session for autumn migration Hawk Watchers on the Mt. Aeneas Ridge. An early morning field trip check on the fall migrating birds may happen as well.

This has been a successful educational experience for our community, and publicity with details is right around the corner, so please let us know if you want to attend or exhibit or present ASAP.

We had 575 participants last year, and all indications are that it will grow again this year. Don’t miss out!

Thanks Whitefish Credit Union!

Flathead Audubon is proud to announce Whitefish Credit Union as a sponsor for the 2018 Birds of Prey Festival. Whitefish Credit Union has created a fund to sponsor community events that are deemed to benefit the communities of Flathead Valley. The 2018 Birds of Prey Festival has received a generous donation of $500 for this annual event. Flathead Audubon wishes to thank Whitefish Credit Union for this honor and asks that you let them know we appreciate their sponsorship the next time you visit one of their many valley facilities.