August 22 CHPAS Calendar

Ratibada columnifera
Ratibada columnifera (Mexican Hat) at Bella Fuoco on Warren Avenue

Throughout the prairie and mountains, flowers are in bloom.  A trip to the Snowy Range brings spring flowers as you ascend to higher elevations.

Wildflowers are also blooming in Cheyenne.  Have you seen the extensive pollinator garden at the Laramie County Public Library?  Or Audubon’s demonstration garden at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens?  Or the Native Prairie Island project at Bella Fuoco on Warren Avenue?

Cool evenings are a wonderful time to venture out to enjoy the best that Cheyenne has to offer.  Be sure to visit these gardens over the next months.


More information about all of the events listed below may be found in Flyer, our Chapter newsletter. And be sure to watch for your Annual Chapter Dues Renewal letter which will be sent to you in the mail during the month of August!

August 16, 8:30-10 p.m. – Bat Walk with the Biodiversity Institute in Cheyenne

Join the Biodiversity Institute and Bat Conservation International to learn all about local bat species and go on a short stroll to listen for bat calls. You may even get the chance to see one as they fly overhead! All ages welcome.

Registration is required and is restricted to 20 people. For more information, to register, and to find out where to meet you must contact Mason Lee and let her know how many people will be in your party. Contact her at:

August 20, 8 a.m. – Field Trip: Turtle Rock birding hike         

Common Raven by Mark Gorges
Common Raven by Mark Gorges

We will leave at 8 a.m. from the Lions Park parking lot between the Children’s Village at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens and the picnic shelter. We will be hiking about 3 miles on trails and uneven ground.

Bring a lunch (if you want), water and dress for variable weather. We expect to be back to Cheyenne by about 1 p.m.  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 bad weather.

August 23, 6:30 p.m. – Board Meeting

Contact Wanda Manley,, if you would like to participate in helping to plan chapter activities.

August 26, 7:00 a.m. – Country Club Bird Survey

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

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