Thanks to Jim Zellmer for advertising my field
trip. But please note it is Saturday, November 9th, not November
Unfortunately, I can't promise Long Eared Owls.
They have been at the area we are going to every year for many years now, but we
usually get them on a February trip. We have not yet had them on the November
trip. In as much as they have been seen by the few people who go there in
December, we'll try anyway.
Chances are pretty good for Smith's Longspurs. I've
only missed them once in many tries, and I forget whether that was a
spring or fall trip. Nevertheless, November 9 will be my earliest fall BAS field
trip to Lyon County State Lake. I have usually gone between November 13 and
There are, of course, lots of other things to see
besides Smith's Longspurs and Long-eared Owls. It usually is a great
Pray for decent weather.