October General Meeting

Murie’s October Program Features Extinct Birds

An imaginary tour of the world from 1500 B.C. forward will feature vanished bird species from around the world.  Russell Hawley, education specialist for the Tate Geological Museum at Casper College, will be our guide. The tour will include a look at the passenger pigeon, the moa, the du, and the elephant bird of Madagascar – the largest bird that ever lived.

Murie Audubon’s programs are free and open to the public. The program will be on Friday, October 14, 2016, at 7 PM at the Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Building at 2211 King Blvd.

PROGRAM CHAIR—Bruce Walgren

 

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September 2016 General Meeting

Living with Lions

With the recent sightings of mountain lion(s) in the city limits of Casper, the Wyoming Game and Fish Dept. has been working to increase the public’s awareness of what to do if they do encounter Wyoming’s largest cat.

The stealthy nature of this large carnivore piques our interest and curiosity.  Join us on Friday, September 9th, when biologists from the Large Carnivore Section of the Wyoming Game and Fish will discuss the history of mountain lions in North America, as well as their ecology and role in the landscape.  We will also learn what you can do to prevent potential conflicts with these big cats, and what you should do if you do find yourself face to face with a mountain lion.

The program will be on Friday, September 9, 2016, at 7 PM at the Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Building at 2211 King Blvd.  And as always, the program is free and open to the public!!

Bruce Walgren—Program Chairman

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Raptor Rescuer

Zach Hutchinson sends this GERN flyer on how to become a Golden Eagle Rescue Network. Please open link to see the pdf version which can be printed out. Raptor Rescuer

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Murie’s Annual Summer Picnic

WHEN: 6:00 pm, August 10, 2016

WHERE: Centennial Shelter at Edness Wilkins State Park—West side

WHO: Murie members and Friends

WHY: FUN, CHAT, RECAP SUMMER ACTIVITIES, EAT!!!!!

Please bring your USUAL DELICIOUS dishes, eating utensils and something to drink.  Gloria and Ann have brought ice tea and/or water and it hasn’t been used, so please bring your own this year.  The Lawrences and Hines will bring the KFC chicken. Please RSVP to Ann Hines—266-3160—so they will know how much chicken to bring.  GUEST AND NEW PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.  “YOU’LL COME.”

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Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Had two Rose-breasted Grosbeaks take a pit-stop to our feeders for some bird chow. Got close enough to watch the beaks work over some sunflower seeds. Amazing to see the beaks and tongue in action. A first of year for our feeders. -Harry

Clark’s Corner/Bates Creek.  Casper, WY

 

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