January 22 CHPAS Calendar

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Great Horned Owl Reduced 2021
Great Horned Owl by Lorie Chesnut

Welcome, 2022.  The new year began with a *BANG* as one after another wave of snow blew into the Front Range, giving us a white Christmas and new year!  Today, Wednesday, January 5th, brings another snowstorm the promises to deliver a good bit of snow to our area.  Every additional snowstorm brings much needed moisture to this area.  Birds crowd around our feeders and a Great Horned Owl gently hoots outside the window every night.  Winter can be magical.  Enjoy and be safe out there. 

Calendar

More information about the Christmas Bird Count and coming events are available in the January issue of our newsletter “Flyer

January 15, 8:00 a.m. – Birding Trip to the Buford area

Feb 2020 Near Buford
Audubon Members near Buford (2020) by Mark Gorges

We will leave from the Lions Park parking lot at the Children’s Village at 8 a.m. Carpooling may be available based on Covid guidelines. We will drive west on I-80 to Buford, about 27 miles.  We will hike through open ponderosa pine and aspen woodlands looking for winter birds such as crossbills and woodpeckers. We should return by noon or 1 p.m., but if you drive, you can leave whenever you need to. Bring water and dress for the weather and snow on the ground. 

If you are interested in going, contact Grant Frost, 307-343-2024, so that he has a list of those expected, and can let you know if the plans change for any reason.

January 18, 7:00 p.m. – Program: Tanner Hoffman – Investigating plants and soil microorganisms after the Mullen Fire. 

Join us in the Cottonwood Room at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Ave.  The program can also be accessed virtually here.   University of Wyoming graduate student Tanner Hoffman is investigating relationships between plants and soil microorganisms after the Mullen Fire. He is in the University of Wyoming’s Soil Microbial Ecology Lab under Dr. Linda van Diepen.

January 25, 6:30 p.m. – Board Meeting, Windflower Room, Laramie County Public Library, 2200 Pioneer Ave. 

Contact Wanda Manley, cheyenneaudubon@gmail.com, if you would like to participate in helping to plan chapter activities.  We have several openings on the Board including Conservation Chair, Education Chair, and Advocacy Chair.  WE NEED YOU! 

January 28, 8:00 a.m. – Country Club Bird Survey

            Contact Chuck Seniawski to take part or to be on his email notice list: 307-638-6519 or chuckski@aol.com. The count will start in the County Clubhouse’s main parking lot.

Jan. 29, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – 8th Annual Cheyenne Habitat Hero Workshop

You will not want to miss this important and educational program!  Details about how to register and more about the program are included in the January “Flyer” newsletter and are on the CHPAS Habitat Hero webpage.  In-person space is limited so register today!  You can also watch the morning sessions via Zoom.  Thank you Audubon Rockies for your sponsorship!

Habitat Hero Photo

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