Free class to explore wetland ecology

Submitted by Brian Baxter


Join us on Saturday, October 6, 2018 to enjoy meandering through riparian areas in search of autumn birds, wetland plants, animal tracks and sign, and amphibians, reptiles, raptors, and mammals as we pursue a road tour and short hike scenario during cooler fall days.

We will begin the day with coffee and tea at the Venture Inn at 8:45 a.m., and we will continue from there to examine ponds, interspersed wetland ecosystems, lake shores, and rivers.

Birds are active and migrating and wetlands are alive and moving.

Please come with full gas tanks, water, lunch, and hunter safety orange vests for safe viewing. Spotting scopes, binoculars, and cameras are encouraged as autumn views in our area can be stunning. Short hikes are less than one mile round-trip on average and of mild to medium slope.

This free class is sponsored by Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness and Silver Cloud Associates, LLC, Outdoor Educational Programs. To Register, email or call (406) 291-2154. Kids over ten years old with sincere interest and an adult supervisor are welcome, but no dogs please. The day will wrap up at  around 3 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Brian Baxter.