September 22 CHPAS Calendar

IMG_0250Fall is around the corner!  Soon, the Aspens will begin to turn yellow with fall flowers blooming before the snow begins.  Throughout the Front Range, birders are on the lookout for interesting migrants (or rare birds like the Common Loon seen hanging around our local reservoirs all summer) and at night, Great Horned Owls can be heard hooting around the city. 

For those of you who love the outdoors, September is an ideal time to “run to the mountains”.  Temperatures are lower, days are getting shorter but still long enough for an adventure.  Join your friends at CHPAS for a lovely fall season. 

Calendar

September 17, 8 a.m. Field Trip: Wyoming Hereford Ranch Birding Hike

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Red-headed Woodpecker by Mark Gorges

We will meet at 8 a.m. at the ranch headquarters & museum (1114 Hereford Ranch Road). We will be hiking about 2 miles on trails and uneven ground.  Bring water and dress for variable weather. We expect to be done by noon. We may see raptors and woodpeckers, like the Redheaded woodpeckers that probably nested there this year. If the late summer weather holds, we could still find some warblers and other fall migrants

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 bad weather.

September 18, 10:00 a.m. till Noon – Cheyenne Greenway Cleanup

Cheyenne Audubon is hosting a Greenway cleanup event, Sunday, September 18th. The public is invited to help. The starting location is the parking lot adjacent to the intersection of Van Buren Avenue and Laramie Street (just north of East Lincolnway and east of its intersection with Pershing Blvd.). Work will proceed to the north along Dry Creek.

Trash bags and light-weight gloves will be provided. Participants should wear sturdy footwear (preferably waterproof) and heavy gloves and bring rakes and hoes, if available, for fishing trash out of the creek.

September 20, 7:00 p.m. – Program: Snapshots from Wyoming’s Wildernesses with Kirk Miller

Kirk Miller Photo
Deep Creek Lakes in the Popo Agie Wilderness by Kirk Miller

The Cheyenne – High Plains Audubon Society invites the public to a free, in-person program, Sep. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Willow Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue.  Kirk’s pictures and stories from a lama-supported pack trip into Wyoming’s southern Wind River Range will be shared followed by thoughts for capturing interesting photographs with a cell phone.

BONUS!   September 20, “Show and Tell”.  Pick your favorite nature shot from this summer to share with us at the meeting. Please email it by Sept. 18 to Barb at bgorges4@msn.com so we can project it at the (hybrid) meeting. We will give you a minute or two to talk about it and answer questions.

September 27, 6:30 p.m. – Board Meeting – Contact Wanda Manley, cheyenneaudubon@gmail.com, if you would like to participate in helping to plan chapter activities (Windflower Room, Laramie County Library).

September 30, 8:00 a.m. – Country Club Bird Survey

Contact Chuck Seniawski 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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