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December Guided Hikes and Programs on Larimer County's Open Spaces

Department: Natural Resources
Release Date: Nov 16, 2012

Contact Information:

Heather Young, Education Program Assistant, (970) 679-4489, hyoung@larimer.org


Photo: Harry Strharsky

 Critter Scene Investigations

Two sets of tracks dot the fresh snow leading into a gully. Suddenly the tracks trail off into an area of disturbed snow, and only one set of tracks leaves the area. What happened there?  Join volunteer naturalists on snowy mornings to investigate animal behaviors using basic tracking skills during this fun interactive program. Programs will be held when conditions are good for tracking at Devil’s Backbone Open Space, Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, and Eagle’s Nest Open Space. You will receive email notification the night before a program is to be held with details on where to meet and what to bring. This is an excellent program for kids! If you are interested, please email Heather Young at hyoung@larimer.org or call (970) 679-4489.  
 
Guided Hikes and Programs
·         Saturday, December 1 at 1:00 p.m. “Soar with Eagles” Join Naturalist Bob at River Bluffs Open Space, located just west of the I-25/Windsor interchange off of CR32E, for a look at the eagles that call this river corridor home. Approximately 2-hour program/bird watching. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring along some water. Please direct questions to Heather at (970) 679-4489.
 
·         Wednesday, December 5 “Nature Notes Club Meeting” Join the nature notes club for its regular December meeting. You’ll get the chance to journal in the vein of Leopold or Muir with this fun group of people. This program will be stationary with some easy walking. Approximately 3-hour program. Please dress appropriately for the weather, and bring along all of your journaling supplies. Contact Heather at (970) 679-4489 for more details, such as time and location.
 
·         Saturday, December 8 at 10:00 a.m. “Big Birds of River Bluffs Open Space” Join Naturalist Carl at the newest Larimer County Open Space, located just west of the I-25/Windsor interchange off of CR32E, for a look at the larger-than-life birds that use this river corridor. Approximately 2-hour program/bird watching. No registration required. Hike rating: easy. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring along some water. Please direct questions to Heather at (970) 679-4489.
 
  • Saturday, December 28 at 5:30 p.m. “Moon Over My Open Space” Join Naturalist Bob for a moonlit walk at Devil’s Backbone Open Space, located just west of Loveland off of Hwy. 34, to look out for nighttime critters and learn about owls. Approximately 2-hour hike. Hike rating: Easy. Program is free but registration is required. Please go to www.larimer.org/naturalresources/registration to sign up.  Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring along some water to drink.  Direct questions to Heather at (970) 679-4489.
 
To learn more about Larimer County’s parks and open spaces,
visit our website at www.larimer.org/naturalresources
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