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: Birding by Bicycle

By Laura Katzman and Gael Bissell. Forty people joined Flathead Land Trust, Flathead Audubon, and the Flathead River to Lake Initiative, on a sunny Saturday morning, May 14, for the 2016 spring Bike and Bird field trip. The group met at McWenneger Slough at the 412-acre Fisher property that is protected by a conservation easement…

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Jewel Basin Hawk Watchers Receive Conservation Achievement Recognition

Flathead Audubon proudly presents our first 2016 Conservation Achievement Recognition to our most dedicated Jewel Basin Hawk Watch Observers. These individuals have given thousands of hours over the last eight years identifying and counting migrating raptors at the Jewel Basin Hawk Watch site. This incredible group of experienced “Jeweler’s”, as they like to be called,…

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