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January Guided Hikes and Programs on Larimer County Open Spaces

Department: Natural Resources
Release Date: Dec 14, 2012

Contact Information:

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


Photo: Nancy Howard

 

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
·         Tuesday, January 8 at 9:00 a.m. “Tiny Trekkers at the Loveland Library: Are Spiders Really Scary?” Join Naturalist Mary Joyce at the Loveland Public Library this winter for a nature-filled program designed for your toddler and you. This will be a morning filled with crafts, stories, fun facts and some outside time if the weather is nice. A parent or guardian must accompany the child for this hour long program. Program is free. No registration required. Please direct questions to Heather at (970) 679-4489.
 
·         Wednesday, January 16  “Nature Notes Club Meeting” Join the Nature Notes Club for its regular January 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.
 
·         Tuesday, January 22 at 9:00 a.m. “Tiny Trekkers at the Loveland Library: Winter Wonderland” Join Naturalist Caroline at the Loveland Public Library this winter for a nature-filled program designed for your toddler and you. This will be a morning filled with crafts, stories, fun facts, and some outside time if the weather is nice. A parent or guardian must accompany the child for this hour long program. Program is free. No registration required. Please direct questions to Heather at (970) 679-4489.
 
  • Saturday, January 26 at 5:30 p.m. “Moon Over My Open Space” Join Naturalist Bob for a moonlit walk at River Bluffs Open Space, located just west of the I-25/Windsor interchange off of CR32E, 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.
 
 
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