What Ducks Eat and Why Does It Matter?
Have you ever observed a wild duck in a pond or marsh while it is eating “something” in the water? Have you ever wondered what in the world that duck is finding in this water?
Wyoming Game and Fish Migratory Bird biologist Nate Huck will be our guest speaker at the February meeting. Nate is a Wisconsin native where he got his Undergraduate degree; he got his master’s degree in Texas. Nate will talk to us about what ducks eat and why what they eat matters ecologically.
Murie Audubon’s programs are free and open to the public. The program will be on Friday, February 10, 2017, at 7 PM at the Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Building at 2211 King Blvd.
(Note – we will not be hosting the Annual Murie Audubon Society Banquet and Fundraiser in February.)
Lewis Hein will be the guest speaker to kick off the new year.
Lewis spent 10 weeks from mid June to mid August in a tiny town exactly in the middle of Panama, studying the effects of sleep on learning in bats and paper wasps. At least, that was what he was supposed to be doing. In reality his group could do almost nothing for seven of these ten weeks while they waited for a building. Meanwhile, he set about doing and learning as many interesting things as possible: exploring Pipeline Road, a
world renowned birding location, mist netting for bats, and other rain foresty activities. Along the way, he accumulated many sights and adventures, including a ride to the treetops in a Smithsonian operated canopy crane, trips on one of the most interesting bus systems in Central America, and a run in with the Panamanian police.
Murie Audubon’s programs are free and open to the public. The program will be on
Friday, January 13, 2017, at 7 PM at the Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Building at 2211 King Blv
Once again Mother Nature has caused us to postpone the Casper Christmas Bird Count – this time until Saturday, December 31. We hope you all can stay home and stay safe tomorrow. We plan on meeting at the same time and place as advertised before and I’ll send a reminder later in the week. Thank you for your patience!
MURIE’S NOVEMBER PROGRAM FEATURES BIRD BINGO
Join us, for a night of light-hearted fun and a chance to practice some new birds. Bird Bingo puts a new spin and educational insights on birds. You’ll be excited to see some of your favorites, but also included, but you may possibly walk on the wild side, with weird and exotic species as well. This experience is sure to be fun for all ages! The event will be held at our regular location, the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Building, 2211 King
Blvd. at 7pm.