Caverns Friday Summer Speakers Series: ‘Owl Pellet Investigation’
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: July 22, 2021

WHITEHALL – Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park will host a free talk entitled “Owl Pellet Investigation” on Friday, July 30, at 8 p.m. in the park’s campground amphitheater.

What’s in that “poo?” While pellets aren’t actually scat, they do tell scientists what critters an owl has been munching on. Join Britney Gitch with the Montana Outdoor Science School to dissect an owl pellet and try to put the skeleton back together.

This is the 10th presentation in Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park’s annual Friday Summer Speakers Series, which introduces a new speaker each Friday at 8 p.m. throughout the summer.

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park is about 15 miles southeast of Whitehall, along Montana Highway 2. For more information about the park, please visit stateparks.mt.gov/lewis-and-clark-caverns or call 406-287-3541.

About the speaker  

Leaving the mossy, old-growth forests of Washington behind, Britney Gitch has called the “Valley of Flowers” in Bozeman her home since 2013. Since then, she graduated from Montana State University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history of the American West. Her favorite part of Montana, however, comes from her time working with the Montana Outdoor Science School. She began volunteering in 2015, then worked as an instructor, and now holds the role of program director. In her free time, you will find Britney hunting, backpacking, finding interesting rocks in the river, or playing with “doggos.”