February 22 CHPAS Calendar

Buffalo Grass CloseupThanks to everyone who attended the 2022 Habitat Hero Workshop held at LCCC (and via Zoom) on Saturday, January 29th.  Materials from the workshop are posted on the Habitat Hero page of the CHPAS website.  At left, Buffalo Grass as an option to traditional Kentucky Bluegrass.  Learn more about this and other sessions on the CHPAS Habitat Hero page!


Cheyenne Audubon’s Feb. 15 program about pronghorn and the I-80 barrier.

Ben Robb
Ben Robb

The public is welcome to a free talk Feb. 15, 7 p.m., in the Cottonwood Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Ave. concerning pronghorn migration and habitat and the barrier I-80 presents.  Here is the Zoom Link for the program.

Speaker Ben Robb, currently a research ecologist for the U.S. Geological Survey’s Fort Collins Science Center, studied the impacts of Interstate 80 on pronghorn migration and crucial habitat for his master’s degree at the University of Wyoming. His study predicts the best corridors to restore pronghorn movement.

Pronghorn I_80
Photo Courtesy of Ben Robb

Cheyenne Audubon offering Weld County, Colorado, “Raptor Alley” field trip Feb. 19, 8:00 a.m.

Members of Cheyenne Audubon invite  the public to caravan with them Feb. 19 for a road trip to Weld County, Colorado, to look for hawks and eagles along “Raptor Alley” with “The Nunn Guy,” Gary Lefko.

American Kestrel
American Kestrel by Mark Gorges

The group will leave from the parking lot in Lions Park next to the Children’s Village at 8 a.m., expecting to return about 1 p.m. though participants providing their own vehicles may leave at any time. Round trip is expected to be 100 miles. Participants should bring water, snacks and dress for the weather. There will be a minimal amount of walking.

Please call Mark at 307-287-4953 to register so as to be on the list to be contacted if plans change.

February 18-21 – The 25th Great Backyard Bird Count

Each February, for four days, the world comes together for the love of birds. Over these four days people are invited to spend time in their favorite places watching and counting as many birds as they can find and reporting them to us. These observations help scientists better understand global bird populations before one of their annual migrations.  To learn more, visit Great Backyard Bird Count.

February 22, 6:30 p.m. – Board Meeting, Sage 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.

February 25, 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.

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