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News Release

July Guided Hikes and Programs on Larimer County Open Spaces

Department: Natural Resources
Release Date: Jun 12, 2014

Contact Information:

Heather Young, Education Program Coordinator, (970) 619-4489

Guided Hikes and Events

·         Wednesdays, July 2 and 16 “Nature Notes Club Meeting” Join the Nature Notes Club for their regular June meetings. You’ll get the chance to journal, paint, photograph and more 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. Nature Notes meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, usually during the day. Contact Heather at (970) 619-4489 for more details, such as time and location.
 
·         Monday, July 7 at 10:00 a.m. “Tiny Trekkers” Join Larimer County naturalists for a program designed for your 2-5 year old and you. This program at Devil’s Backbone Open Space, located just west of Loveland, off of Hwy 34, will be a morning filled with crafts, stories and fun facts! A parent or guardian must accompany the child for this hour long program. After the program, feel free to explore the open space with your child! Program is free. Please go to larimer.org/NRregistrationto sign up. Please direct questions to Heather at (970) 619-4489.
 
·         Wednesday, July 9 at 9:30 a.m. “Geology Underfoot at the Devil’s Backbone” Join naturalist Ed and travel through millions of years of time as you gain insights into the fascinating geology of this prominent local landmark and the surrounding area.  Devil’s Backbone Open Space is located just west of Loveland, off of Hwy 34. Approximately 1.5-hour program. Hike rating: Easy.  Please dress appropriately for the weather, wear appropriate footwear and pack plenty of water for the trail. Program is free, but registration is required. Please go to larimer.org/NRregistration to sign up. Please direct questions to Heather at (970) 619-4489.
 
·         Friday, July 11 – Saturday, July 12 “Chimney Hollow BioBlitz” Larimer County is hosting their first BioBlitz, a 24-hour species survey to document the diversity of Chimney Hollow Open Space. You’ll have the chance to go out with a scientist on Friday and Saturday to hike on this open space that is not yet open to the public. Join us for the BioBlitz Fair happening on Saturday, July 12 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to learn all about why science is important for conservation. It’s all happening at 1800 S. County Rd. 31 in Loveland. Please call Heather with questions and to sign up – (970) 619-4489. To volunteer for this event, contact Pam Mayhew, pmayhew@larimer.org or (970) 619-4552.
 
·         Saturday, July 26 at 9:30 a.m. “Geology Underfoot at the Devil’s Backbone” Join naturalist Ed and travel through millions of years of time as you gain insights into the fascinating geology of this prominent local landmark and the surrounding area.  Devil’s Backbone Open Space is located just west of Loveland, off of Hwy 34. Approximately 1.5-hour program. Hike rating: Easy.  Please dress appropriately for the weather, wear appropriate footwear and pack plenty of water for the trail. Program is free, but registration is required. Please go to larimer.org/NRregistration to sign up. Please direct questions to Heather at (970) 619-4489.
 
 
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