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By Andi Bourne

Students go birding with local children's author


Toni Hatten

Sunset School students looking for birds and learning about their adaptations in the Rice Ridge Fire burn scar.

SEELEY LAKE – Sunset School students were out scouting for woodpeckers Friday, May 10 with Missoula author Sneed B. Collard III. Along with woodpeckers they observed many other birds and studied structures and adaptations that help them survive.

Last September, Sunset School was part of the Blackfoot Challenge's excursion to the Monture Guard Station to learn about forest fires, fire behavior and the effects of a burn on the forest and habitat. This experience coincided with their exploration and lessons with the educational trunk that the school checked out from the Fire Science lab...

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