FeaturedMurie Audubon General Meeting and Program on February 8th, 2024

Dr. Bryan Shuman (Ph.D. and Sc.M. in Geological Sciences, Brown University), Professor and Wyoming Excellence Chair in Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wyoming (UW) will present a program on Wyoming’s climate. Shuman has taught at UW since 2007 and uses geological evidence to examine how past climate changes affected water and ecosystems. A central theme of his research is reconstructing the temperature, precipitation, and vegetation history of North America since the last ice age based on evidence from lake sediments. The work uses fossils, physical sedimentology, geophysics and geochemical techniques to determine the full spectrum of natural climate variation, evaluate climate model projections about the past, gain insight into how water and ecosystems respond to climate change, and provide context for the archaeological record. Recent projects have examined the histories of wildfire and the snow-pack in the Rocky Mountains over past millennia to anticipate climate impacts on society and landscapes today. Shuman has written over 120 peer-reviewed scientific publications on related topics. He has also built upon this research background to co-lead the 2021 Greater Yellowstone Climate Assessment.


Come hear about Dr. Shuman’s research at the Murie Audubon free talk on February 8th,
2024 at 7 p.m., at the Izaak Walton Clubhouse, at 4205 Fort Caspar Road.

Matheson Creek Bird Survey

We will meet at Eagle Ridge Ranch at 6:45 AM to survey the birds along Matheson Creek.  This should be an interesting comparison to the survey of Garden Creek in Casper.  We will walk to the starting point and plan on starting about 7:00 AM.  Call Stacey Scott at (307)262-0055 for more details.

Garden Creek Bird Survey

We will meet at 7:00 AM at Adams Park to walk down Garden Creek to Nancy English Park.  Every bird heard or seen will be recorded so we can compare the birds along Garden Creek to Matheson Creek that is on Eagle Ridge Ranch.  Since I moved to town, I have been amazed by the difference in the birds in town and out in the country.  This should give us some real numbers. Call Stacey Scott at (307)262-0055 for more details.

Little Red Creek

Meet at 8:00 AM at the Game and Fish Parking Lot for a trip to Little Red Creek.  This is a different habitat, and has lots of different birds from what you can find on the north side of the mountain.  The usual birds are Gray and Dusky Flycatchers, Violet-green Swallows, White-throated Swifts, Virginia’s and Black-throated Gray Warblers, Chats (we usually get great views of this bird that prefers the other side of the bush from you), both towhees, Lazuli Buntings and Song Sparrows.  Quite frequently we will find something else that is very interesting.  If people still have the energy, we can stop by The Dirty Shirt Woods for the Plumbeous Vireo.  While I would like to get back around noon, if the birding is good, most people would be better off to bring lunch and water.  The road to Little Red Creek is dirt and nearly impossible if there is any rain.  For this trip, it is best to either call Stacey Scott at (307)262-0055 or look at this website before driving to the Game and Fish.

EKW Bird Walk

We will meet at 8:00 AM near the Platte River Shelter at EKW for a walk around the park.  This shelter is one nearest the river, and the Osprey nest pole.  This is near the peak of warbler migration, so there is real potential for seeing some interesting birds.  I plan on finishing about 10:00 AM, but that depends on how good the birding is.  Call Stacey Scott at (307)262-0055 for more information, or if you miss us at the start and want to find the group.

EKW Bird Walk

Every Tuesday in May we will meet at 8:00 AM at the Platte River shelter at EKW for a walk around the park.  This should cover the migration and the transition to the nesting birds.  Call Stacey Scott at (307)262-0055 for more information or to find the group if you miss us at the start.

EKW Bird Walk

Every Tuesday in May we will meet at 8:00 AM at the Platte River shelter at EKW for a walk around the park.  This should cover the migration and the transition to the nesting birds.  Call Stacey Scott at (307)262-0055 for more information or to find the group if you miss us at the start.

EKW Bird Walk

Every Tuesday in May we will meet at 8:00 AM at the Platte River shelter at EKW for a walk around the park.  This should cover the migration and the transition to the nesting birds.  Call Stacey Scott at (307)262-0055 for more information or to find the group if you miss us at the start.