The Natural Areas Program's guide to free summer activities, Tracks and Trails, has been published online! The printed version will arrive soon and be available at trailheads and at 75 local businesses.
New this year:
- Nature Nuggets for children 3-7 years old, offered twice a month at Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space or Bobcat Ridge Natural Area.
- Natural Areas After Dark programs- more nighttime hikes with separate walks for families or adults. A Family of Stars includes a special starlab presentation, and discounted purchase of a telescope and star wheel.
- Natural Explorations including Nature by Bike, Prairie Grasses for Beginners, Soapstone in the Spotlight and more!
- Free online registration is available using the same system as the Recreator, webtrac. Free phone registration is also available. Registration for each activity opens two weeks before the date of the activity. Most programs do not require registration.
Enjoy this year's Tracks and Trails
and we hope to see you at an educational program soon!
Upcoming Activities and Events
Photo Hike to a Restored Log Cabin, Sunday, May 15, 9-11:30 a.m. at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area. Opportunities to photograph a log cabin, landscape, reptiles, wildflowers, raptors and mammals. 2 miles, easy. Registration required, online at www.fcgov.com/webtrac (79905-02), call 970-416-2815 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Starry Night Astronomy,
Thursday, May 19, 8 p.m. at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area
. Discover how to identify constellations in the spring sky and learn some of the stories behind them during a short program, followed by viewing the night sky with telescopes. Registration required
, online at www.fcgov.com/webtrac
(79901-01), call 970-416-2815 or email email@example.com.Cache La Poudre River Clean-up
, Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m. to noon. Join the Natural Areas Program and Mountain Whitewater Descents
to make the river corridor litter-free! Prize for the most unique piece of trash and appreciation lunch afterwards. Meet at Lee Martinez Park
, no registration necessary.National Trails Day
, Saturday, June 4, volunteer project, 9 a.m. to noon, celebration, 1-3 p.m. at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area
. Join REI, Larimer County Youth Conservation Corps and the Natural Areas Program for a fun, family-friendly morning of trail work. Every volunteer gets
a REI t-shirt and lunch. Then, stick around for the fun celebration with wildflower hikes and activities. Registration required
through REI for volunteer project, no registration for afternoon celebration.
Thanks for reading! Natural Areas News is published on the second Tuesday of the month with occasional mid-month updates. Newsletter comments are welcome. Please contact Zoe Whyman, Natural Areas Community Relations Manager, 970-221-6311 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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