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Upcoming Free Activities

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Rustic Women of Soapstone Prairie, Saturday, July 30, 1-2:30 p.m. Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, meet at the north parking lot. Discover three pioneer women homesteaders and get a glimpse of early life on the prairie. 0.5 miles, easy. Free, no registration required but you can get a reminder and updates by signing up at naturetracker.fcgov.com

Campfire at the Cabin- Folklore by the Fire, Tuesday, August 2, 7:30-9 p.m. Coyote Ridge Natural Area. Spend an evening cozy by a campfire complete with stories and s’mores! Hear centuries-old tales about our natural world, passed down through generations. These programs are suitable for all ages. Campfires at Coyote Ridge include a hike on a marked trail to the cabin. Please allow 30-40 minutes for the hike. The campfire begins at the time listed. Bring a flashlight for the walk back. 2 miles; easy. Free, registration required at naturetracker.fcgov.com

Nature Nuggets- Pepe Le Pew on Parade Thursday, August 4 and 18, 9:30-10:30 a.m. or 11a.m.-12 p.m. Nix Farm, 1745 Hoffman Mill Rd. No need to pinch your nose! Find out why skunks are so much more than just their smell. Bring your little ones (ages 3-7 years) to learn about nature with stories and hands-on activities. Parents/guardians must be present at all times. Free, registration required at naturetracker.fcgov.com

Natural History of Coyote Ridge, Friday, August 5, 9-11 a.m.Coyote Ridge Natural Area, meet in the parking lot.Discover the array of wildlife and plants in this area and how geology connects it all as you travel from prairie to foothills. 2.5 miles; moderate. Free, no registration required but you can get a reminder and updates by signing up at naturetracker.fcgov.com

Fort Collins, the River, and You, Saturday, August 6, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Poudre River Natural Areas, meet in the Museum of Discovery parking lot, 408 Mason Ct. Discover the Cache la Poudre River as it both meanders and rushes through our city. Learn where it has been, where it is going, and what it sees along the way. Explore what stake you have in the river’s flow and future. 1-2 miles; easy. Free, no registration required but you can get a reminder and updates by signing up at naturetracker.fcgov.com

Four New Natural Areas Named

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Four new natural areas have been added to Fort Collins’ extensive network.  Two of the sites will be open to the public within a year and access to the other two sites is expected after management planning efforts, public input, and trail construction. Learn more >>>

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