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


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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There will be a field trip to Rawhide WHMA and Table Mountain WHMA on May 21st. We will leave from the Mernard’s parking lot at 5 AM. This will be an all-day field trip. You will need to pack a lunch and a water bottle. There are about 3 spots left in the van for this trip. However, you are more than welcome to follow the van in your personal vehicle! If you have interest in this field trip, contact Zach Hutchinson at

Monday, May  30.  We will have a field trip to Little Red Creek, leaving at 8:00AM from the Game and Fish parking lot.  There will be some walking, but you can get good birds without much effort.  We should be back about noon.  This trip is dependent on dry roads, so if you have any questions call Stacey Scott at 262-0055.

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