Herons at Home, part 1

Thursday, April 25 @ 5-6 pm. Meet @ South Park

Dr. Julie Rieder of Science Kids, an ecologist who adores teaching about all things Aves, will share stories about the fascinating lives of herons while we observe these majestic yet lumbering feathered friends prep their rookery to rear their next generation here in Wyoming. Dress for weather, bring binoculars if you have them. We will have some, too.

Birds on the Move

Wednesday, May 22 @ 5-6 pm. Meet @ SCLT Office (14 Lane Ln)

Bring on spring with Dr. Julie Rieder of Science Kids as we take a stroll through pastures and along Big Goose Creek watching and listening for birds as they migrate north to their summer nesting grounds. Learn some beginning birding skills, and build your confidence to tell warblers from finches from chickadees. Spring time is a great time to watch birds, with few leaves on the trees, and birds all dressed up in their stunning breeding plumage. Dress for weather, bring binoculars if you have them. We will have some, too.

Herons at Home, part 2

Thursday, June 27 @ 6-7 pm. Meet @ Sportsman’s Warehouse parking lot

We’ll return to the rookery with Dr. Julie Rieder of Science Kids to see how the heron chicks are thriving in their treetop nursery in the sky! Last year, we saw lots of chicks that were just about ready to take flight. This year, we’re visiting the rookery a month earlier to see how they’re growing. Dress for weather, bring binoculars if you have them. We will have some, too.

A Bat Walk in the Park – RSVP Required

Tuesday, July 16 @ 8:30-10 pm. Meet @ South Park

Limited to 30 attendees. RSVP required.

Mason Lee of the University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute will help us learn about these essential, yet often misunderstood, animals in our night skies. As the sun sets over South Park, these flying mammals will take to the sky in search of insects. We’ll use special equipment that translates bat calls into noises and images we can hear and see as the bats forage above our heads in search of a good meal. Join us as we stay up a little late to experience a world we can only visit with our friends from the Biodiversity Institute on this special bat walk in the park. Please note: If you sign-up for this program, we will also register through the UW Biodiversity Institute Bat Walk program, too.

Mud, Bugs & Fish

Tuesday, July 30 @ 6 – 7 pm. Meet @ SCLT Office (14 Lane Ln)

It may be the dog days of summer, but you can beat the heat with Unplug! Come explore what lurks in, on and around the water of Big Goose Creek. You’ll turn over rocks and sweep nets through the water to find small insects, worms, crustaceans and more. You’ll seine the stream for the fish you won’t see at the end of your line. And you’ll do what the experts do as you collect water quality samples. Join us, and learn how to keep our waterways healthy, so there’s clean water for everybody including our mud, bugs and fish!

How to get to the SCLT Office