Join raptor expert Neil Paprocki and incoming BAS field trip coordinator Andrew Durso on a hike up to the crest of the Wellsville Mountains to witness one of the wonders of the avian world. Thousands of raptors migrate along the Wellsvilles during the fall migration season. On a good day, we’ll see more than 100 raptors of a number of different species. We’ll hike up Deep Canyon and plan to eat lunch while watching raptors drift by. The trail gains three thousand feet in approximately four miles, so be prepared and be sure to wear appropriate footwear. Bring plenty of water. Since it is usually cool and windy up on top, a change of layers, a warm sweater, and a good wind shell, as well as a cushion to sit on while watching, make the experience more comfortable. Bring binoculars, lunch, and water. Meet at 8 a.m. in the parking lot between Caffe Ibis and the Logan fire station (50E 150N, Logan). Carpooling will be available. We’ll be birding into the mid-afternoon, and late-comers are welcome to meet us at the ridgeline – just hike up the Deep Canyon trailhead to the summit of the Wellsville Ridge, and then follow the ridge about a quarter mile to the north. This trip is co-sponsored by Bridgerland Audubon Society and HawkWatch International. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Audubon International is sponsoring a Golf Course BioBlitz in order to demonstrate the large diversity of species that call golf courses home. Let’s help the Logan River Golf Course have a strong showing on this field trip, where we’ll be likely to observe many Neotropical migrants just as they arrive in Logan—Yellow Warblers, Black-headed Grosbeaks, Western Tanagers, Lazuli Buntings, and Bullock’s Orioles are among the most colorful. Meet at Caffe Ibis at 8 AM, with the option to carpool to the golf course and back.
Additionally, any time you are birding at the LRGC between April 22nd and May 14th this year, enter your sightings into eBird and they’ll be counted!
Witness the Tetons in their best fall dress where rampaging large ungulates (elk, bison, moose), release their fall passion with grunts, bugles, and a nasty disposition. Fall migrating birds along with winter residents will add to the fun. Car pool 3 pm from parking lot north of Café Ibis 3 pm Friday, Sept 23, return Sunday afternoon, Sept 25th. Several hikes combined with auto tours will be included, and a visit to the Teton Science School Murie Museum. We will be camping at Gros Ventre campground, so bring your own food & gear. RSVP by contacting Jack Greene: 435-563-6816 or email@example.com
An all day outing to High Creek Lake (or you may shorten if desired). Stunning scenery, wildflowers, and hopefully a moose or two! Easy first two miles, then elevation gain begins to lake at 9000 feet. Meet at 8:30 AM with an option to carpool from the parking lot between Caffe Ibis and the Fire Dept. on Federal Avenue. Bring binocs, hat or sun screen, lunch, trail snacks, insect repellant, a light jacket. Host Jack Greene
“Beautiful flowers with wings”, a phrase frequently used to express the exquisite beauty of butterflies. Join the Bridgerland Audubon Society for a fieldtrip to learn the secret lives of these amazing sparks of life, the flowers they visit, and birds that eat them! Place: Tony Grove meadows. Meet for car pooling at parking lot between Café Ibis and Fire Dept. on Federal Ave. 9am on July 23rd for carpooling. Return early afternoon. Bring lunch, water, light jacket, hat or sun screen, binoculars, camera, butterfly net (we will have some). Trip leader: local naturalist Jack Greene firstname.lastname@example.org or 563-6816. Bring binoculars and a lunch. Return by mid afternoon.
Amazing Birds in the Maze! Canoe Trip in the Cutler Marsh Wetlands Maze on Valley View (2nd north) marina. 5:30 – 9pm. Option to carpool from parking lot between Caffe Ibis and Fire Dept. on Federal Avenue. Bring binocs, insect repellant, and a light jacket. There is a $22 fee if you need a canoe which includes paddles and life preservers.
Please RSVP by May 3rd using the Stokes Nature Center form.
Trip leader: local naturalist Jack Greene email@example.com or 563-6816.
Visit the Amalga Barrens to see spectacular shorebirds in our wetland playa. Unique coastal shorebirds spend part of their year with us- stilts, avocets, phalaropes, sandpipers. A birding bonanza! 5:30 – 9pm. We’ll meet at parking lot between Caffe Ibis and the Fire Dept. on Federal Avenue, with an option to carpool from there. Bring binoculars, insect repellant, a light jacket. Trip leader: local naturalist Jack Greene (firstname.lastname@example.org or 435-563-6816) and Andrew Durso (email@example.com, 919-349-7967)
We have been graciously invited by our great rancher friends, the Selmans, to visit their property in southern Cache Valley and observe Sharp-tailed Grouse dancing on their mating grounds. Following the grouse viewing, the Selmans will feed us a wonderful ranchers’ breakfast. In addition to viewing the birds, it is an opportunity to see how truly responsible stewards of the land like the Selmans carry out their ranching operations in a way that makes the land more productive and beautiful for both man and wildlife. This trip is suitable for both novice and experienced birders. Meet at 5:00 AM at the McDonald’s parking lot in Hyrum. Carpooling will be available and mandatory from there. We plan to be back about 1:00 PM.
Saturday, 23 Apr, 1-3 pm
Black Hawk Park
250 W. Legrand Street
(South end of soccer fields, along the Blacksmith Fork River)
Join Megan Dettenmaier, USU Forestry Extension Educator and Helen Muntz, USU Extension Horticulture, along with NRCS, BioWest, and Logan City for a collaborative riparian planting workshop along the Blacksmith Fork River. Everyone is welcome. This event is to assist homeowners living along the Logan River foster a healthy riparian zone. Because the Logan River winds its way through the city from first dam, there are many homeowners that have riparian riverfront property. We will be planting native shrubs and trees. Riparian zone participants will be invited to take shrubs and trees home to plant in their own yards.