Women interested in learning the basics of fly fishing, bird watching and wild plants will want to sign up for this year's Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshops.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Park's Becoming an Outdoors Woman program equips women of all ages with the outdoor skills they need to enjoy outdoor activities—and to get their families into the outdoors.
Here are descriptions of three upcoming workshops:
Birding in Montana - June 22-24
Birders of all ages, especially beginners, are invited to enjoy the great bird watching opportunities in the class location near the Mission Mountains. Come enjoy easy-going bird walks at the Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge area and the National Bison Range while Audubon members and biologists share the knowledge you need to become a better birder.
Beartooth Botany – July 14
Explore the Beartooth Plateau near Red Lodge as you learn about the vast assortment of flowers and native plants that thrive in this high elevation area. We’ll drive and hike along Beartooth Highway 212 between Red Lodge and Cooke City to view plants in a variety of habitats and landscapes. This class is designed for those with little or no formal plant identification experience.
Don't miss the free evening program in Red Lodge on July 13 that will provide background on basic plant terminology, parts of the plant, and helpful guides.
Workshops in the offing include: Becoming an Outdoors Woman in Plains, Mt. on July 21 and the annual Summer BOW Workshop Aug. 17-19 near Bigfork.
For more on Becoming an Outdoors Woman go to the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov—click Education then Becoming An Outdoors Woman.