April, 2012

April 29 & May 6, 13, 20, 27

Join the Bigfork Bird Club for a morning of birding.

SUNDAYS, APRIL 29 and MAY 6, 13, 20, 27, 8 to 10 AM: Join Neal Brown for a morning of birding with emphasis on nesting waterfowl. Park at the east entrance of the Bigfork Nature Trail. (Swan River Road) Follow signs to the Bigfork Bird Club Blind (approximately 400 meters). A spotting scope will be provided. Bring binoculars, water and snacks. Arrive and leave as you please.


May 16

Tips, tricks, and inexpensive ways to add native plants to your landscape.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 7 PM:  The Flathead Chapter of Montana Native Plant Society presents a talk by Laura Law about ways to add native plants to your landscape at the Discovery Center in Columbia Falls. The thirty minute presentation will be followed by a short walk to her house to view the work she has done incorporating native plants into her own small yard. Share the joy of the spring bloomers.

at the Discovery Center in Columbia Falls.

June 8-10

Montana Audubon’s Annual Bird Festival

Montana Audubon and the Flathead Audubon Society are hosting the Wings Across the Big Sky Bird Festival at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kalispell. The festival offers several workshops and field trips on Friday June 8 from 8 am to 2 pm, including a River to Lake Initiative field trip.

The River to Lake Initiative workshop will spend the day exploring key areas along the Flathead River and Flathead Lake. Since 2000, the Initiative has been providing conservation and restoration expertise to private landowners along the Flathead River and at the North Shore of Flathead Lake. Initiative partners work directly with landowners to craft conservation projects that meet their needs. You ‘ll meet many of these partners, learn about how they get collaborative conservation done, and visit two Important Bird Areas, Owen Sowerwine Natural Area and North Shore Flathead Lake. Of course we’ll keep our eyes open for the many riparian and wetland birds that call these northwestern Montana habitats home.

For more information about the festival visit http://www.mtaudubon.org/birdwatching/festival.html or contact Larissa Berry at 443-3949, lberry@mtaudubon.org.