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Thu Apr 25 10:42:00 MDT 2013

Montana State Parks News

(Billings, MT) –Montana State Parks ( announced that Lake Elmo State Park in Billings will host a waterfowl viewing event in May.

What: Waterfowl Viewing Program

When: Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m.

Where: Lake Elmo State Park, 2300 Lake Elmo Dr., at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
headquarters building located on the lake.

Who: Sheila Hancock McKay of the Warren J. Hancock Bird Resources in Billings and the
Yellowstone Valley Audubon Society.

Sheila Hancock McKay, a local birding expert, will present a program on waterfowl behavior and identification of waterfowl at Lake Elmo State Park on Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m. Sheila will focus on the ducks and geese at Lake Elmo. She will also bring live and mounted waterfowl for demonstration.

Participants should plan to bring binoculars if they have them. Call for details: 406-247-2955.

Lake Elmo State Park, located on a 64-acre reservoir within the Billings city limits, is a great place to swim, boat, sailboard, fish, birdwatch and enjoy the 1.4- mile nature trail. In the 2012 season (Jan.-Sept.) Lake Elmo State Park hosted 215,000 visitors, a 60 percent increase over 2011.

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