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Autumn ecology, fall birding class set

| October 6, 2022 1:00 AM

The days of autumn start getting shorter, the nights are cooler, and the leaves start to turn vibrant colors.

Fall is a time of changes, when plants and animals start to prepare for the long winter months ahead. From September to November, some birds of prey known as raptors, and other birds travel due to scarcity of food during winter.

Area residents are invited to take part in an interesting field day of learning about autumn ecology and fall birding on Saturday, Oct. 15, to spend a day exploring for and studying birds, mammals, and vegetation, and their adaptations to prepare for winter. Instructors are college educated with decades of field experience.

Those interested will meet at 9 a.m. (Mountain Time) in the Viking Room of the Venture Inn, 1015 U.S. 2 in Libby, Mont., for a short introduction to autumn ecology. The group will head out to the field to visit several different types of habitat sites.

Those taking part are asked to come prepared with full gas tanks, proper clothing, footwear, bird guide books, binoculars, cameras, water and lunch. The program up will be about 3 p.m. Mountain Time.

Participants must register to attend.

For more information and to register, call 406-291-2154, or email b_baxter53@yahoo.com. This is an adult class for those 18 and over. No pets please.

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