Battle River Field Trip
June 25, 2022 @ 10:00 am – June 26, 2022 @ 3:30 pm
Ferry Point Community Camp-out/Bjorge Farm Hike in the Battle River Valley.
Explore the beautiful Battle River Valley June 25 and 26, 2022
Location: Meet at the Ferry Point Campground near Meeting Creek @ 10:00 a.m. Range Rd 184 north of Twp Rd 434, Rosalind, AB T0B 3Y0
This trip will involve a three-hour easy to medium hike through the Battle River Hills each day, and a stop at the old homestead of the Bjorge’s to check for Turkey Vultures. Besides the vultures, some of the highlights of the trip might be Brown Thrasher, Great Horned Owl, Mountain Bluebird, Cliff Swallow, White-faced Ibis.
Come out for a day or the weekend. You have two ways to participate in this trip:
1. Go out on Saturday and meet at 10:00 a.m. and spend the day, bring your own lunch and drinks. Avril Magenson will be giving a talk about native stone tool making. On Saturday night there will be a potluck supper. Please bring an item to share. Also you can camp (tents or trailers) overnight at the Ferry Point Campground, south of the Battle River bridge on Range Road 184. There is a minimal charge for the campsite.
2. Go out on Sunday and meet at the campground at 10:00 a.m. There will be a breakfast. Zoey Zapisocki will be on hand to ID wildflowers and grazing species and Lucas Erickson will lead a snake friendly group looking for garter snakes.
Host: Judy Boyd 403-358-1098, please call to confirm attendance.
Call Myron Bjorge for more details about camping at 403-729-2631
Bring your binoculars, hat, sunscreen, camera/phone, insect repellent, and dress for the weather.
All are welcome, you do not have to be a RDRN member to attend.