All posts by Andrew Durso

May 1st, Golf Course Bioblitz

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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!

Event photo by Stan Lupo

30 Sep-2 Oct, Grand Tetons (was 23-25 Sep)

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Teton Splendor
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 30, return Sunday afternoon, Oct 2nd. 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 jackisgreene@yahoo.com

Aug 6th, High Creek Canyon

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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

July 23rd, Tony Grove— Birds, Butterflies, and Wildflowers

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Birds, Butterflies, and Bloom at Tony Grove Lake

“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 jackisgreene@yahoo.com or 563-6816. Bring binoculars and a lunch. Return by mid afternoon.

May 7th, Canoeing

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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 jackisgreene@yahoo.com or 563-6816.

Event photo by Ryan O’Donnell