Out and About

July 25, 2013 

CLINICS FOR DOG OWNERS

Trap/snake avoidance clinics Saturday, Aug. 10

Fish and Game officers will explain how dog owners can avoid traps, and free their dogs if they become trapped. The clinic will be in conjunction with the annual rattlesnake avoidance clinic.

The clinics will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park at the corner of State Street and Veterans Parkway in Boise. Rattlesnake avoidance training is $40, and registration is recommended at snakeavoidance.org. The trap awareness seminar is free, and no appointment is required.

Fish and Game officials will explain different types of traps including leg-hold traps, body-gripping traps and snares, and how to safely release a pet from them. For details, call 465-8465.

BIRDING

Basic birding for preschoolers Friday, July 26

The Birding Basics Workshop will be 10 a.m. and repeated at 2 p.m. at the Deer Flat Refuge Visitor Center at the intersection of Roosevelt and Indiana streets in Nampa. Kids will learn about birds and get to view them through binoculars. The event it free. To register or for details, call 467-9278 or go to fws.gov/deerflat.

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