April 16, 2022- Beth to lead 'Owls of the Mission Valley' field course



Join ORI's Beth Mendelsohn and the Glacier Institute for an 'Owls of the Mission Valley' field course on Saturday, April 16. There are still a few spots available. Cost is $100 per person.


Visit The Glacier Institute website --> click on "Find Your Course" in the top right corner, and then "Adult Field Courses" (in the middle of the pop-up screen) to register and learn more.


A woman holds a long-eared owl while standing in a large grassy area.
Beth Mendelsohn holds a Long-eared Owl prior to release.

From the course description:


"This course will provide a thorough introduction to the ecology and identification of the owls of the Mission Valley. Montana boasts the largest number of breeding owl species of any state in the nation. The Mission Valley provides habitat for approximately nine of these species. By the end of the course, you should be able to correctly identify Montana’s owls, understand their adaptations, life histories and overall ecology. In addition, students will have a grasp on some owl research techniques that will help you locate owls on your own."