The month of November typically welcomes winter to the Front Range area and this year was no exception. On the first day of the month, snow blanketed the region making life even more challenging for migrating birds. Thankfully, the snow was not deep and soon rain followed but a long winter is ahead for the wildlife of southeastern Wyoming.
The Townsend’s Solitaire (photographed by Mark Gorges) may remain in Wyoming over the winter period. Learn more about this engaging bird at The Cornell Lab’s All About Birds.
More information about all of these events may be found in the November Newsletter “Flyer“.
November 16, 7 p.m. Eric Dalton presents “Common Outdoor Ground widens scope from trails to wildlife-friendly projects”. Cottonwood Room of the Laramie County Library.
Common Outdoor Ground (COG) was started by a group of outdoor recreationists in Laramie several years ago as an umbrella organization to spearhead volunteer projects in the Medicine Bow National Forest. The emphasis has been on trail work and mountain biking in particular. The group is now branching out beyond the National Forest, taking on projects like making fences wildlife friendly and is looking for other opportunities, including improving birding access and habitat. Eric Dalton is President of COG and lives in Cheyenne. Zoom Link
November 20, 9 a.m. – Field Trip at Lions Park in Cheyenne
Birders … think about this field trip as a primer for the Christmas Bird Count which is right around the corner!
We plan to meet at the parking lot next to the Children’s Village at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens in Lions Park. We will be looking for wintering birds in the park including waterfowl such as geese, ducks and grebes on the lake. Of course, we may see other species in the pines of the garden and willows by the lake.
Please contact Mark Gorges at 307-287-4953 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 bad weather.
November 23, 7 p.m. – Board Meeting: Laramie County Library, Windflower Room (3rd floor)
We are always looking for new members of our Board of Directors. Contact Wanda Manley, President, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help plan our chapter activities.
November 26, 8 a.m. Country Club Bird Survey
Contact Chuck Seniawski to take part or to be on his email notice list: 307-638-6519.