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Tensleep Preserve Overnight Field Trip, Saturday and Sunday, July 8th and 9th.

This trip is now scheduled and is open to all Meadowlark Audubon members, family and friends. However, only those who have reserved a tent will be able to stay overnight. Currently all tents have been reserved. Please email Alice Flyr at aflyr@tctwest.net to be put on a waiting list and for directions to the Tensleep Nature Preserve (TNP).

Schedule of Events

Saturday, July 8

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Arrival - check in at Lodge with Alice Flyr, settling in tents
4:00 pm Introduction and welcome by TNP staff at Lodge
4:30 pm Bird walk - John McGough. leader
7:00 pm Dinner at Lodge, provided by MAS. Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share!
Note: For Dinner Reservation, please RSVP to Alice Flyr (see above)
8:00 pm Gathering on Lodge deck for bird talk, short forays from Lodge

Sunday, July 9

6:15 am - 8:30 am Early bird walk - CJ Grimes, leader
9:00 am Breakfast at Lodge - bring your own food
10:00 am - noon Nature hike - TNP staff
After noon Cleanup of Lodge and area by those staying in tents
  Lunch on your own, exploring area on your own
3:00 pm Departure time from tents and Lodge area; we can stay on Preserve until sunset

We will make adjustments as necessary depending on the weather. Impromptu hikes and birding are encouraged!
Reminder: No pets please, and no private tents or campers are allowed at TNP. Thanks!

The Tensleep Preserve, which is part of The Nature Conservancy, has been reserved for a free overnight field trip for Meadowlark members on Saturday and Sunday, July 8th and 9th. The Tensleep Preserve is located at the base of the Bighorn Mountains, about 15 miles from the town of Tensleep. The Preserve has a tent camp with 12 floored tents and 2 cots each, with kitchen and lodge for meeting (cost is free to Meadowlark members.) There will be guided bird walks and nature hikes. The hikes are moderate in difficulty and portions may be off-trail. Meadowlark Audubon will provide the Saturday evening dinner. The cost is free to Meadowlark Audubon members.

Attendees will need to provide their own bedding and meals other than Saturday night dinner. Cleanup of the lodge and area will be required. For those unable to stay at the Preserve, camping and lodging are available in nearby Tensleep at your own expense. No pets and no campers or other tents are allowed in the Preserve.

Please email Alice Flyr at aflyr@tctwest.net to let her know you would like to participate.

For more information on the Tensleep Preserve, check out Tensleep Preserve

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Birding Etiquette

Novice and seasoned birders alike are reminded to show consideration for their fellow birders by keeping talking and other disruptive activities to a minimum while on the trail and observing birds.

Dogs are best left at home. Children are welcome and encouraged, but need to be quiet and respectful of others when on bird outings. Our field trip leaders volunteer their time and expertise; please do your part to make the trips as enjoyable and rewarding as possible for all the participants.

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This page last updated: 6/17/2017

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