Calendar

Note: the color of each event’s title and date denote the event’s category – green for field trips, purple for member meetings, brown for classes, and black for others.

May
11
Mon
Program Meeting – Sage Grouse @ UM Gallagher Building, room L14
May 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Ben Deeble will talk about Sage Grouse

details TBD

May
16
Sat
Beginner Bird Walk @ Lee Metcalf NWR visitor center
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join our bird walk, every 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 am – Noon, to discover, identify and revel in the aesthetics of the Bitterroot Valley landscape. All are welcome, the more eyes, the better the chances of finding cool wildlife…we don’t ignore plants and other animals :-)

The Refuge has recorded over 240 species of birds; this is no anomaly because the Refuge has good quality and variety of habitat open to the public. Times of day and year determine what species will be found; most likely every field trip will see different birds. We’ll help you learn how to identify the birds (and whatever else we encounter), and how to get the most out of binoculars and bird guides.

No special gear needed – just dress for the weather and bring water and a snack. The Refuge will provide loaner binoculars, guide books and spotting scopes for a quality birding experience.

May
23
Sat
Frenchtown Mill @ UM Adams Center parking lot, NW corner
May 23 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Field trip to the old Smurfit-Stone Plant led by Larry Weeks

Meet in the Northwest corner of the Adams Center Parking Lot at 8:00am for carpooling  or at the intersection of Mullan Road and Pulp Mill Road at 8:30am for a half day trip.

For more information call Larry at 406-549-5632.

Jun
20
Sat
Beginner Bird Walk @ Lee Metcalf NWR visitor center
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join our bird walk, every 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 am – Noon, to discover, identify and revel in the aesthetics of the Bitterroot Valley landscape. All are welcome, the more eyes, the better the chances of finding cool wildlife…we don’t ignore plants and other animals :-)

The Refuge has recorded over 240 species of birds; this is no anomaly because the Refuge has good quality and variety of habitat open to the public. Times of day and year determine what species will be found; most likely every field trip will see different birds. We’ll help you learn how to identify the birds (and whatever else we encounter), and how to get the most out of binoculars and bird guides.

No special gear needed – just dress for the weather and bring water and a snack. The Refuge will provide loaner binoculars, guide books and spotting scopes for a quality birding experience.

Jul
9
Thu
Glacier NP
Jul 9 – Jul 12 all-day

Larry Weeks will lead a 4 day trip to Glacier National Park.  Space is limited.  Please call Larry for more information and registration at 406-549-5632.

Jul
18
Sat
Beginner Bird Walk @ Lee Metcalf NWR visitor center
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join our bird walk, every 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 am – Noon, to discover, identify and revel in the aesthetics of the Bitterroot Valley landscape. All are welcome, the more eyes, the better the chances of finding cool wildlife…we don’t ignore plants and other animals :-)

The Refuge has recorded over 240 species of birds; this is no anomaly because the Refuge has good quality and variety of habitat open to the public. Times of day and year determine what species will be found; most likely every field trip will see different birds. We’ll help you learn how to identify the birds (and whatever else we encounter), and how to get the most out of binoculars and bird guides.

No special gear needed – just dress for the weather and bring water and a snack. The Refuge will provide loaner binoculars, guide books and spotting scopes for a quality birding experience.

Aug
15
Sat
Beginner Bird Walk @ Lee Metcalf NWR visitor center
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join our bird walk, every 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 am – Noon, to discover, identify and revel in the aesthetics of the Bitterroot Valley landscape. All are welcome, the more eyes, the better the chances of finding cool wildlife…we don’t ignore plants and other animals :-)

The Refuge has recorded over 240 species of birds; this is no anomaly because the Refuge has good quality and variety of habitat open to the public. Times of day and year determine what species will be found; most likely every field trip will see different birds. We’ll help you learn how to identify the birds (and whatever else we encounter), and how to get the most out of binoculars and bird guides.

No special gear needed – just dress for the weather and bring water and a snack. The Refuge will provide loaner binoculars, guide books and spotting scopes for a quality birding experience.

Aug
22
Sat
Frenchtown Mill @ UM Adams Center parking lot, NW corner
Aug 22 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Field trip to the old Smurfit-Stone Plant led by Larry Weeks

Meet in the Northwest corner of the Adams Center Parking Lot at 8:00am for carpooling  or at the intersection of Mullan Road and Pulp Mill Road at 8:30am for a half day trip.

For more information call Larry at 406-549-5632.

Sep
19
Sat
Beginner Bird Walk @ Lee Metcalf NWR visitor center
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join our bird walk, every 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 am – Noon, to discover, identify and revel in the aesthetics of the Bitterroot Valley landscape. All are welcome, the more eyes, the better the chances of finding cool wildlife…we don’t ignore plants and other animals :-)

The Refuge has recorded over 240 species of birds; this is no anomaly because the Refuge has good quality and variety of habitat open to the public. Times of day and year determine what species will be found; most likely every field trip will see different birds. We’ll help you learn how to identify the birds (and whatever else we encounter), and how to get the most out of binoculars and bird guides.

No special gear needed – just dress for the weather and bring water and a snack. The Refuge will provide loaner binoculars, guide books and spotting scopes for a quality birding experience.

Oct
17
Sat
Beginner Bird Walk @ Lee Metcalf NWR visitor center
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join our bird walk, every 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 am – Noon, to discover, identify and revel in the aesthetics of the Bitterroot Valley landscape. All are welcome, the more eyes, the better the chances of finding cool wildlife…we don’t ignore plants and other animals :-)

The Refuge has recorded over 240 species of birds; this is no anomaly because the Refuge has good quality and variety of habitat open to the public. Times of day and year determine what species will be found; most likely every field trip will see different birds. We’ll help you learn how to identify the birds (and whatever else we encounter), and how to get the most out of binoculars and bird guides.

No special gear needed – just dress for the weather and bring water and a snack. The Refuge will provide loaner binoculars, guide books and spotting scopes for a quality birding experience.

Nov
21
Sat
Beginner Bird Walk @ Lee Metcalf NWR visitor center
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join our bird walk, every 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 am – Noon, to discover, identify and revel in the aesthetics of the Bitterroot Valley landscape. All are welcome, the more eyes, the better the chances of finding cool wildlife…we don’t ignore plants and other animals :-)

The Refuge has recorded over 240 species of birds; this is no anomaly because the Refuge has good quality and variety of habitat open to the public. Times of day and year determine what species will be found; most likely every field trip will see different birds. We’ll help you learn how to identify the birds (and whatever else we encounter), and how to get the most out of binoculars and bird guides.

No special gear needed – just dress for the weather and bring water and a snack. The Refuge will provide loaner binoculars, guide books and spotting scopes for a quality birding experience.

Dec
19
Sat
Beginner Bird Walk @ Lee Metcalf NWR visitor center
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join our bird walk, every 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 am – Noon, to discover, identify and revel in the aesthetics of the Bitterroot Valley landscape. All are welcome, the more eyes, the better the chances of finding cool wildlife…we don’t ignore plants and other animals :-)

The Refuge has recorded over 240 species of birds; this is no anomaly because the Refuge has good quality and variety of habitat open to the public. Times of day and year determine what species will be found; most likely every field trip will see different birds. We’ll help you learn how to identify the birds (and whatever else we encounter), and how to get the most out of binoculars and bird guides.

No special gear needed – just dress for the weather and bring water and a snack. The Refuge will provide loaner binoculars, guide books and spotting scopes for a quality birding experience.