Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness and Silver Cloud Associates, LLC, Outdoor Educational Programs are sponsoring a free class exploring wetland ecology Saturday, Oct. 6. 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.
The day begins with coffee and tea at the Venture Inn in Libby at 8:45 a.m., and 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. To register, email: email@example.com or call 406-291-2154. Kids over 10 years old with sincere interest and adult supervisor welcome, no dogs please! Wrap up around 3 p.m.