March Program – Changes

NOTE:  Normally March is dedicated to the Natural History Lecture Series featuring a topic and weekly lecture during the month.  .  However, LCAS was unable to host a lecture for each week in March and opted for a regular monthly program meeting.  This month’s meeting will feature Owls of Montana.

WHEN:  Tuesday, March 12, 7:00PM Cookies and Conversation 6:30PM – 7:00PM
WHERE:  Montana WILD, 2668 Broadwater Ave.

Owls of Montana
Burrowing Owl photo by Tom Forwood Jr.

Join avid naturalist, Tom Forwood Jr. as he shares what he has learned about how and why Montana truly excels in owl diversity. Montana contains a wide variety of habitats and landscapes which provide our great state with excellent bird diversity. Montana features 15 species of owl, 14 of those are known to breed here. Only the state of Washington has as many. Tom will show how our owls are also quite diverse, how they live in different habitats and feature different habits. Come out and learn who goes ‘hoo’.

Tom Forwood Jr. works in park management for Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks. He has spent 10 years as an interpretive ranger teaching numerous visitors of all ages about the birds and other plants and wildlife of Montana. Tom, a die-hard birder, is also a regional eBird reviewer, leads regular field trips for Sacajawea Audubon, is a compiler for two Christmas Bird Counts, and is on the Montana Bird Records Committee.

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