“Harlequins: Unique Members of the Duck World”

The Montana House and the Glacier National Park Conservancy are pleased to co-host a Look Listen and Learn presentation by Lisa Bate, wildlife biologist for Glacier National Park. The event will be at 4pm Saturday afternoon, April 13th at the Montana House in Apgar Village.

Lisa will discuss current findings of the three-year (2011-2013) Harlequin Duck research project in Glacier National Park. She will share why Harlequins are unique in the duck world, their current status and what more they hope to learn in the final year of the project.

Lisa currently oversees the wildlife monitoring program along the Going-to-the-Sun Road during its reconstruction phase, bat and bird monitoring throughout the park, and the GNP research projects on bats and harlequin ducks. Prior to her employment at GNP, Lisa worked as a private research wildlife biologist focusing mainly on cavity-nesting birds and their habitat.

The presentation at the Montana House will begin at 4 p.m. with time for questions and a reception to follow. The event is open to the public without charge, but seating is limited, so reservations are needed. Please call 406-888-5393 or email: 1960mthouse@qwestoffice.net for additional information and to reserve your seats.

Hans and Toni Jungster established the Montana House Regional Craft Shop in 1960 in Apgar Village, just inside Glacier National Park. Their daughter, Monica and staff continue to carry on their mission: to celebrate and promote the creativity of Montana and Native American artists and craftsmen for our mutual benefit. The Montana House has been a long time avid supporter of Glacier National Park and celebrated its 50th anniversary on June 26, 2010. The shop is open all year.

The Glacier National Park Conservancy (GNPC) is the non-profit partner for Glacier National Park. The primary mission and program goals of the GNPC are to support Glacier National Park and other federal agency partners through fund development for the support of education and interpretation, resource preservation and protection, science and resources management, retail sales of educational and interpretive products and volunteer activities. For further information, call 406-892-3250 or go to www.glaciernationalparkconservancy.org

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