Upcoming Events in the Land Trust Community

Educational talk to focus on locally declining bird populations

Life-long birder and Land Trust Executive Director Andrew Mackie will lead the discussion “A Birdseye Perspective” about declining local bird species and what is needed to reverse the trends during an informational talk on Monday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Salida Community Center.

The discussion will highlight multiple species of birds living and migrating through the region, said Mackie, who is trained in ecology and ornithology and formerly worked for the National Audubon Society. The event is the last in a series of presentations sponsored by the Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas titled “Lesser-Known Wildlife,” which aims to peak curiosities about nature among people who participate. The series included talks led by experts about moths and butterflies, spiders, and reptiles and amphibians.

Mackie will discuss how the Land Trust is using information about declining bird populations to drive some of our work locally and with Western Wings, a group linking land trusts in 11 western states with bird conservation work.

The event costs $5 for Land Trust members and $10 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Contact julierichardson@ltua.org or call 719-539-770 to sign up. The program is geared toward adult-learners, restricted to ages 15 and older.

Join the Land Trust for a special Wildlife Watching Trip to Yellowstone National Park from March 19 – 24, 2016.

This small group experience is in partnership with Yellowstone Wolf Tracker. Winter is great time to watch large game animals and predators, such as wolves interact. Our experienced wildlife guides will make this an unforgettable experience.

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