2nd Saturday of every month from 8:30 – 10:00am
Enjoy a morning stroll by the river and learn a few birds along the way. Great for beginning birders. Binoculars and guidebooks available to check out. Please bring a mask.
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Suggested donation $10/adults and $5/students
Advance registration is required by clicking here
4th Tuesday of every month from 6:30 – 7pm
Join us to make observations, follow our curiosity, and share naturalist knowledge with each other. Each month we’ll explore a different natural area in and around Billings.
Please bring any naturalist tools you like to use (binoculars, field guides, magnifying glasses, journals, etc.). We’ll also have some equipment you can borrow.
Suggested donation $5-$10/person
April: This month we’ll meet at Swords Park on E. Airport Rd. (at the parking area by the picnic shelter and vault toilets), and we’ll be joined by City Forester Steve McConnell. Wildflowers should be in bloom here on the warm, sun-drenched cliffs!
Advance registration is required by clicking here for April
May: This month we’ll meet at Zimmerman Park, located on the Rims above Billings on Highway 3. This beautiful natural area is a county park with scenic views of the Yellowstone Valley, and winding paths through forest and prairie. Be prepared for more wildflowers in bloom this month!
Advance registration is required by clicking here for May
June: This month we’ll meet at Four Dances Natural Area, a BLM property overlooking the Yellowstone River. Spring is in full swing! The parade of wildflowers will continue with new species in bloom this month.
Advance registration is required by clicking here for June
Saturday June 19 from 4 – 6p
Lindi O’Brien will be our guide and mentor as we connect with nature through art. Lindi will demonstrate basic watercolor techniques and help participants paint flowers, birds or whatever natural subject sparks your creativity! Participants will receive a watercolor brush pen set to take home. Cost is $45/person or $75/couple sharing a brush set.
Advance registration is required by clicking here.
Virtual Presentations Saturday March 20 and 27 and in-person workshops on several Saturdays April – June
Join us for the 4th annual Native Plant Symposium! This event informs and inspires the Billings community to plant native plants for the overall benefit of our local water, wildlife, and well being. The Native Plant Symposium is produced from the collaborative efforts of local Billings organizations, businesses, and community members.
Learn more and register by clicking here
Click here to learn more about this 12 week exploration of the natural world