Field Trip – Little Red Creek

Hello all! Murie will be having a field trip up to Little Red Creek on Casper Mountain on Memorial Day (May 29th). The trip will be lead by Stacey Scott and we will be meeting at 8:00 am at the Game and Fish Parking Lot. We are planning to be back into town around lunchtime.
Bring a light jacket, boots for walking and of course, optics.
Where: Little Red Creek
When: Memorial Day, May 29th, 2017
Time: 8:00 am
Meeting place: Game and Fish
Hope to see you there!
Sarah Baird

Sage-Grouse Watching in April

Last year the Hat-6 Lek had no Sage-Grouse. That eliminated the easiest place around Casper to see strutting Sage-Grouse. Now to see this spectacular display, you will have to go to a non-public lek. As part of Murie’s contribution to counting Sage-Grouse leks, I count two leks three times each during April and the first few days of May. I am willing to take up to 5 people with me on a first come first serve basis. The weather has to be dry so that we don’t tear up the dirt roads, so I cannot plan very many days in advance. I leave the ranch about 5:00 AM (as April progresses I leave earlier) and plan to get back about 3 hours later. Call me, Stacey Scott, if you are interested. Call before 8:00 PM (I go to bed early) at 262-0055.

FEB 18 FIELD TRIP – Jackson Canyon Eagle Roost

Murie Audubon will have a field trip to the Jackson Canyon Eagle Roost on Saturday, Feb 18.  We will meet at 3:00 PM at the Goose Egg Inn parking lot.  That is about 200 yards south of Wyoming 220 on Goose Egg Rd.  I even think that the Highway Department has a sign that says Goose Egg Rd.  The Highway Department has its own name for roads around  here, and only about half the time does the Highway sign list the same name as that assigned by the County.
My ranch hand took some friends up to the roost last night, and he said the biggest problem  is slipping in the mud.  He only saw 6 eagles, but he was back before dark.  He also said there were lots of robins and some Clark’s Nutcrackers.  This hike is energetic, climbing about 700  feet in a mile and a half on mud and rocks.  Bring a flashlight because we will come down in the dark.  Also, even if it is warm and calm in Casper, it will be cold and windy on the edge of Jackson Canyon.  Call Stacey Scott at 262-0055 before 8:00 PM for more details.

MAY FIELD TRIPS

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 zhutchinson@audubon.org.

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.