Flathead Lake Boat Tours in Lakeside, MT will graciously host an afternoon cruise aboard the Far West to one of the Biological Station’s (FLBS) Flathead Lake monitoring sites. Join FLBS researchers for appetizers, beverages, music and an overview of Flathead Lake ecology and the FLBS Research and Monitoring program.
Proceeds benefit the FLBS Research and Monitoring Program.
Reservations are required, since limited space is available on the tour boat.
I hope you have this marked on your calendar to stop by to enjoy our fourth annual summer event. On the Nature Trail there will be over 15 vendors selling their handcrafted items and artwork. Plus we have Don Safford from Hot Springs here to demonstrate flintknapping and a newcomer this year, Barnes, who will demonstrate buckskin tanning. Our very own Jan Kauffman will be in the Jocko Cabin demonstrating how she does her beautiful pine needle basket weaving.
The tasty treats of “Home on the Range Pies and Baked Goods” will be set up across from the museum entry.
AND it is a FREE day to tour the museum. If you missed Sheron Green’s book reading and signing last Saturday, you’re in luck … she’ll be in the gift shop by the fireplace to visit with you and sign her book on Saturday.
Bring your friends, bring your family … come spend a few leisurely hours enjoying summer in the Mission Valley. If you’re parched, be sure to stop by the Great Gray Gift Shop next door for a cool coffee drink or one of their delicious huckleberry shakes (I can personally vouch for the deliciousness) or drop by Ninepipes Lodge for a tall, cool beverage of your choice. And since it’s supposed to be a warm day, perhaps get a bite to each so you won’t have to cook when you get home!
In preparation for the afternoon solar observation program, our Youth Services Librarian will teach about the Sun and other stars—what they’re made of, how they behave, and what they do for us here on earth. Crafts and activities suitable for school-aged kids will provide participants with hands-on knowledge.
From Kalispell’s Big Sky Astronomy Club, Mark Paulson will lead us in solar observation. This program will begin with some direct observation at 2:00 PM, courtesy of Mark’s specialized solar observation equipment, followed by a presentation beginning at 3:30 PM that will be geared more toward adults and school-aged children with a hunger for a more advanced understanding of solar phenomena