Draper museum staff to lead bird tours

2014-05-05T11:59:00Z 2014-05-06T19:01:05Z Draper museum staff to lead bird tours The Billings Gazette
May 05, 2014 11:59 am

Staff from the Draper Natural History Museum will join the roster of presenters offering guided field trips, interactive programs and seminars for the Spring into Yellowstone Birding and Wildlife Festival May 14-18 in Cody, Wyo.

The full slate includes regionally based, world-renowned experts in ornithology, wildlife biology and nature photography in the Greater Yellowstone region. 

The festival is now in its second year and celebrates the surrounding area’s abundant wildlife and landscapes. Complete information and the full schedule can be found at the festival’s website.

Charles R. Preston, the Draper’s senior and founding curator, and Draper assistant curator and raptor program manager Melissa Hill will lead several programs during the festival. In addition to these programs, a trade show featuring festival vendors also takes place at the Center of the West on May 16 and 17, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Preregistration is required for all festival tours, and they are filling quickly. Find out more about the cost for each and register by visiting the festival’s website at www.springintoyellowstone.com and clicking on “Registration.”

For more information specifically on Draper staff-led tours and programs, contact Preston at 307-578-4078 or cpreston@centerofthewest.org, Bonnie Smith at 307-578-4020 or bonnies@centerofthewest.org, or Melissa Hill at 307-578-4011 or melissah@centerofthewest.org. For general information on the festival, contact Tia Brown at the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce at 307-587-2777 or events@codychamber.org.

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