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Mon Jun 17 12:56:00 MDT 2013

Montana State Parks News - Region 4

(Ulm, MT) – Montana State Parks ( announced today:

What: First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park presents “Marvelous, Mischievous Magpies”

Magpies are one of Montana's few year-round feathered residents. These birds have many unique characteristics. People have had a long association with magpies – from prehistory to present. Known today for its scavenging, black-billed magpies once frequently followed bison-hunting First Peoples and lived on the scraps of their hunts. In fact, in many ways, magpies are a lot like people. Join our Park Ranger to learn more about these fascinating birds.

When: Saturday, June 22, from 1-2 p.m.

Where: First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park - Visitor Center
342 Ulm Vaughn Road
Ulm, MT 59485

The park is 3.5 miles north of Ulm, just off of Interstate 15 at Exit 270.

Presenter: This program is presented by First Peoples Buffalo Jump park staff.

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park is one of the largest buffalo jumps in North America. The visitor center and interpretive trails tell the story of the people, the animals and the landscape of the buffalo culture. In the 2012 summer season, more than 15,000 people visited this state park.

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Richard Hopkins
Park Manager,
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
(406) 866-2217