Saturday evening presentations will feature birds, flowers, night skies and canines!

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has announced the kickoff of summer interpretive programs at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park. And if caves just aren't your thing, don't worry! These programs are above-ground.

Talks that highlight the flora, fauna and night skies of Montana’s first state park will begin at 8:00 p.m. on each Saturday in June. The programs are held at the park's campground amphitheater. Each interpretive program lasts about one hour.

You can join park ranger Ramona Radonich for the following programs:

June 3: "Birds of a Feather": See what birds make their home at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park. Binoculars will be available.

June 10: "Flower Power": An in-depth discovery of the beauty, structure and survival of wildflowers.

June 17: "Night Skies at Lewis & Clark Caverns": Stories behind the stars and constellations of Montana’s night sky.

June 24: "Three Dog Night": A tribute to three cool canines—wolves, coyotes and foxes.

In the event of bad weather, these programs will move to a sheltered area.

And if you feel like getting some good exercise in the fresh Montana air, a couple of guided hikes are also planned for the first two Sundays in June (4th and 11th). Bring water, sunscreen and sturdy shoes for some quality time outside. Both hikes will begin at 9:00 a.m.

June 4: Bird Hike: Meet at the Main Visitor Center before heading afield to watch and listen to the park’s feathered friends. Binoculars will be available.

June 11: Flower Hike: Meet at Greer Gulch picnic area for a hike to discover what’s blooming at the caverns.

Yikes!!! Here come the friends and families wanting to visit Montana in the summer! Maybe keep some of the above-mentioned activities in mind for them.

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park is about 15 miles southeast of Whitehall, along Montana Highway 2.

 

To find out more about the talks, hikes and other park offerings, you can visit this page of the FWP webstie, or call the park, 406-287-3541.

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