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Open House

*Canceled until further notice

June – August: Every Saturday from 11am – 3pm 

September – May: 3rd Saturday of the month from 11am – 3pm

Come explore and enjoy the great outdoors! Ask a naturalist your essential questions about animals and plants. Borrow a free nature knapsack with field guides, insect nets, and binoculars. Rent a canoe and explore the ponds (weather-permitting, $10/hour per canoe or FREE for members – become a member today!).


Morning Bird Stroll

*Canceled until further notice

2nd Saturday of every month from 8:30 – 10:00am

Enjoy a stroll by the river and learn a few birds along the way. Great for beginning birders. Binoculars and guidebooks available to check out. Families welcome! 

$10/person, $5/students and children, or FREE for members become a member today!

 


Special Events: Winter 2020

 

Nature Trivia Night

Thursday February 6th at 7pm

Spend a fun evening competing in the inaugural Nature Trivia Night at the Montana Audubon Center. Test your knowledge and learn more about Montana’s plants, animals, and geology. Meet other naturalists and join a team when you arrive, or bring some friends. We’ll have four rounds of questions to keep you on your toes. 

Bring your own beverages and snacks

$5 suggested donation or free for members – become a member today!

Advance registration is not required. 

 

Owl Prowl

Saturday February 22nd at 7pm

Come learn all about owls and the amazing adaptations that allow them to be skilled hunters and dwellers of the night. We’ll talk about the different species of owls that live in the area, and then we’ll head out for a night hike to look and listen for them. Come prepared to hike in near darkness on uneven ground: wear sturdy walking shoes and bring a flashlight.

$12/person, $7/members & students, or FREE for children under 12 – become a member today!

Tickets available by clicking here

 

Natural History Happy Hour: Fungi & Lichen

Thursday March 12 at 7pm

This new series of evening programs features science, conversation, lectures and hikes. Each evening will focus on a unique natural history subject. We’ll provide light snacks and beverages. In March, join Wendy Velman from the BLM to learn about lichen and fungi, the often overlooked, yet crucial species right under our feet. We’ll have specimens for up-close investigation (bring a hand lens if you have one). 

$12/person or $7/members & students – become a member today!

Tickets available by clicking here

 

Native Plant Symposium

Saturday March 14 from 8:30am – 12pm

Join us for our 4th annual Native Plant Symposium to learn about native plants and the how-to’s of native plant landscaping. Using  native plants in landscaping — whether in private backyards, corporate campuses, or public spaces, is a great way to conserve water and improve habitat, especially for native birds and pollinators! The symposium includes presentations and workshops and will have plenty of resources for homeowners.

$12/person

Tickets available by clicking here

 

 

Great Blue Heron Survey Training

Online April 23 at 6pm

Information on how to join this online training session is now available on our website here. The live session will be recorded and posted on our YouTube channel for people to watch later. Click here to check out some of the other survey work we’ve completed with the help of people just like you! 

 

Earth Day Celebration

Postponed until further notice

Join us to help with spring grounds clean up at the Montana Audubon Center and Riverfront Park. We’ll also have games and activities to learn about Earth Day and actions you can take at home to make a difference. 

Join us at 9:30am to go on a naturalist-led cleanup hike. 

Drop by between 11am – 3pm for Earth Day games and activities. Go on a walk and pick up a bag of trash to earn a free canoe rental!

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