May, 2014

Bike and & Bird Tour, Saturday May 17

Join the Flathead Land Trust and Flathead River to Lake Initiative partners on a Bike and Bird tour on Saturday, May 17, from 9 am to noon. This fun outing will showcase protected wetlands, riparian forests, and farmland that help birds and other wildlife thrive.

Bruce Tannehill, Flathead Audubon bird expert, will be our birding guide.We will bike 10 miles from Fun Beverage, stopping along the way to view birds and their habitat, and ending at Somers Bay Café for lunch. Click here for more information and to see a map of the biking route.

Directions and Biking Route

Meet at Fun Beverage, 175 School House Loop. Parking is by the flags west of building. We will bike for about 10 miles from Fun Beverage, stopping along the way to view birds and their habitat, and ending at Somers Bay Café for lunch (see map below). The café will donate 15% of the cost of your lunch to the Flathead Land Trust. After lunch, you can ride at your leisure on the bike path along Hwy. 93 back to Fun Beverage (about five miles). We will provide transportation to our starting point for those who desire.

What to bring

Binoculars, water, snack, sunscreen, and dress for the weather. Please sign the enclosed registration and waiver form and bring it with you.

Map

We will provide a map with information about the birding stops and the value of protecting important habitat.

biking tour map

RSVP by May 16 to

Laura Katzman, 752-8293 or lkatzman@bigsky.net.

Hope you can join us!

Flathead Land Trust

BIKE SATURDAYS

Flathead Audubon

Flathead Lakers

Flathead River to Lake Initiative

 

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