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Helena Kid’s Fall Fest

Friday, September 24th, 2021

Helena Kid’s Fall Fest: Autumn is in full swing again. So, don your scarf, grab your little ones and head to the annual Kid’s Fall Fest! On Saturday, October 16th at Pioneer Park from 10 am to 1 pm in downtown Helena, there will be oodles of fall activities and pumpkins to pick out for […]

Heated Birdbaths

Friday, September 24th, 2021

Heated Birdbaths: To keep birds refreshed on their journeys, birdbaths serve as great places for them to stop-over and for us to enjoy their visit.
In colder weather, birdbaths should not be filled and left out to freeze. However, a heated birdbath can fix that problem.
We have so many different beautiful and functional birdbaths in our […]

Montana Hawk Watching

Friday, September 24th, 2021

Montana Hawk Watching: One of the most exciting events of the autumn season is the great migrations of birds to warmer climates for winter. In Montana, there is a special concentration of migrating raptors.  For example, eagles, hawks and falcons.  Who fly along prominent landmarks, such as the myriad mountain ridges that decorate the state.
Scientists, […]

Fall for Birds!

Friday, September 24th, 2021

Fall for Birds! We all love the spirit of the seasons. Wind and weather ebbs and flows, bringing birds into our natural areas, and if we’re lucky, our backyards!
The best thing we can do for birds is pass along to others how truly crucial they are to our well-being. Share an avian field guide with […]

A Lovely Dedication

Friday, September 24th, 2021

A Lovely Dedication: Friends, family and community members gathered in the warm sunshine of Sunday, September 12th to hear stories of Jane Shull Beasley, toast to her wonderful life and walk a path dedicated in her honor.
Overlooking the glistening water of Spring Meadow Lake, amid the buzzing of honey bees and grasshoppers, memories from Jane’s […]

Audubon Celebration Canceled

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Audubon Celebration Canceled: The September 12th last chance Audubon celebration has been canceled.
However, the Jane Beasley Trail Dedication and ribbon cutting will still go on as planned. It will take place on September, 12th at 4 PM at Spring Meadow Lake State Park. For more information on the trail dedication click here.

Coffee and Conservation

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

For a moment, swap coffee and conversation for coffee and conservation! As you sip your next cup of joe, we invite you to consider the impacts of coffee farming on bird conservation. Shade-grown coffee is coffee grown beneath the canopy of mature trees. Birds benefit from the much-needed canopy cover and opportunity for stop-over on […]

Safe to Feed Birds Again

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

In some states, it’s safe to feed birds again. Residents in Pennsylvania can officially resume feeding their backyard birds after a month long-ban placed in July.
The cause of bird die-off is still unknown*, but the Pennsylvania Game Commission has observed far fewer sick birds. However, weekly cleaning of feeders and baths is still recommended. And […]

Explore Helena’s History Hikes

Monday, July 26th, 2021

Explore Helena’s History Hikes! The Montana History Foundation is leading a series of guided experiences through Helena’s historical downtown in order to connect residents and visitors with the city’s rich heritage. Take a guided 2 mile hike up Mt. Helena and learn about the colorful characters that helped shape the town. Wander the remnants of […]

Birds and Burns – Who Benefits?

Monday, July 26th, 2021

Birds and burns – who benefits? We all hope the birds are beating the heat and finding plenty of habitat in which to live and forage. Especially with a record number of fires burning in the West this summer. There are numerous species that make the most of the aftermath of a forest fire. For […]

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