April Events to Remember

r_Bullocks BeautyWelcome Migration! April is a wonderful month because our feathered friends are passing through this region. One such migrant is the Bullock’s Oriole. We enjoy watching them on our orange feeder. These are easy to make if you don’t already have one. Late April and May are the time what you are most likely to attract these colorful birds.  Sadly, they leave us to head further north and into more wooded areas.

Dates to Remember in April

Saturday, April 17th 5:30 AM – Field Trip Sage Grouse Lek off Rogers Canyon Road.  We will leave from the parking lot on the East side of the Wyoming Game and Fish Headquarters at 5:30 a.m. Plan to caravan, not carpool, north on Horse Creek Rd. then west on Rogers Canyon Rd., a total of about 60 miles one way. There will be some hiking on uneven ground. We hope to catch the grouse on their Lek right after sunrise. On the way back you should be able to do some birding along Rogers Canyon Rd.

Wear your mask when outside your vehicle with the group. Bring water and clothes for changing weather. We expect to be finished by 8 a.m., but you can leave whenever you need to. Please contact Grant Frost at 307-343-2024 if you plan to join us, so that we have a list of those expected and can let you know if the plans change for any reason such as poor driving conditions.

Mullen FireTuesday, April 20th 7:00 p.m. Zoom: The 2020 Mullen Fire and How it Might Change Wildlife Habitat in the Medicine Bow National Forest with Jesse McCarty.  

Jesse McCarty is a Laramie-based wildlife biologist with the forest.  On September 17, 2020, smoke reports were received by the Laramie Ranger District of the Medicine Bow National Forest in the area near Mullen Creek in the Savage Run Wilderness in the Snowy Range Mountains, approximately 35 miles west of Laramie.

The Mullen fire became the largest in the history of the Medicine Bow National Forest. The final acreage was 176,878 acres in Albany and Carbon counties in Wyoming and Jackson and Larimer counties in Colorado. What’s happening to the wildlife? What is the Forest Service doing after the wildfire?   Join us to learn more about the impact of this fire event today and in the future.  You are welcome to join us as early as 6:45 p.m.  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87081305204

Tuesday, April 27th 7:00 p.m. Virtual Board meeting.  Contact Terry Harper (cheyenneaudubon@gmail.com) if you would like to participate.  All are welcome. 

Friday, April 30th 7:00 a.m. Country Club Bird Survey.  Contact Chuck Seniawski to take part of to be on his email notice listing.  307-638-6519. 

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