Field Trip Guidelines

  1. Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before the designated departure time.
  2. You may be carpooling.  In many cases field trips travel to places where roads are narrow, or parking may be an issue, and many cars are difficult to manage safely.  In addition, we want to minimize our carbon imprint.  If you are carpooling, bring small cash to chip in to the driver.  The customary amount is $.25/mile.
  3. Dress in layers and always be prepared for any weather possibility.  Field trips in the Pacific Northwest often take place in rainy, windy, and/or cold conditions.  Field trips are not cancelled unless safety is a concern.
  4. Be sure to wear shoes or boots appropriate to the conditions.  Paths may be lumpy or muddy.Tall grass you may walk through will probably be wet, or at least moist, during mornings.
  5. Always bring lunch, drinks, snacks and other sustenance for the day, especially for trips that extend past midday.  Be prepared with a bit of money for the occasional latte or bakery stop as well.
  6. Bring binoculars and field guides.  Bring a spotting scope if you have one.
  7. Bring as needed park passes such as Golden Age or Golden Eagle and Discover Passes.
  8. Pets are not allowed on field trips.
  9. Please do not wear perfumes or other scents as some participants may be very sensitive to them.  Scents also attract insects.
  10. Black Hills Audubon Society, like other organizations, asks field trip participants to sign a release of liability form before departure.  You may view the form on our website.