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City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Program Offers Free Programs in October

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  • Zoë Whyman, Natural Areas Community Relations Manager
  • City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Program
  • 970-221-6311, endoeW1hbkBmY2dvdi5jb20=
Free public programs are offered at various natural areas during October by the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Program. Some require reservations. To learn about specific natural areas, visit www.fcgov.com/naturalareas/finder. Program details are in the Natural Areas Program and Activity Guide, www.fcgov.com/naturalareas/pdf/09program-guide.pdf .

Thursday, October 1, 8 am- 1 pm
Hike Soapstone!
Join a volunteer Master Naturalist for a half-day of trail exploration, 5-7 miles, moderate.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED—call 970-416-2815 or email bmF0dXJhbGFyZWFzQGZjZ292LmNvbQ== Monday- Friday.

Saturday, October 3, 10 am - 11 am
Discovering the Lindenmeier Valley
Explore why people have been here for over 600 generations and what their lives were like. No reservations required, meet at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, north parking lot.

Saturday October 3, 9 am – 11 am
Nature of the Poudre River Tour
Discover this natural green corridor on a 2-mile walking tour.
No reservations required. Meet at Lee Martinez Park, 600 N Sherwood St, lower parking lot by the tennis courts.

Sunday, October 4, 10 am- 11 am
What’s So Special About Soapstone?
Learn about the nature and culture of an extraordinary place. No reservations required. Meet at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, north parking lot.

Sunday, October 4
Full Moon at Soapstone
Come enjoy a moonlit night on the wide open prairie with a guide. Time and meeting place given with required reservations, call 970-416-2815 or email bmF0dXJhbGFyZWFzQGZjZ292LmNvbQ== Monday- Friday.

Sunday, October 4, 10 am – noon
Nature of the Poudre River Tour
Discover this natural green corridor on a 2-mile walking tour. No reservations required. Meet at Lee Martinez Park, 600 N Sherwood St, lower parking lot by the tennis courts.

Tuesday, October 6, 8:30 am- 1 pm
Equestrian Ride at Bobcat Ridge
Explore with a guide, bring your own horse. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED—call 970-416-2815 or email bmF0dXJhbGFyZWFzQGZjZ292LmNvbQ== Monday- Friday.

Wednesday, October 7, 10 am – 11:30 am
Nature of Soapstone Prairie
The topics will change with the seasons and your guides!
No reservations required. Meet at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, north parking lot.

Wednesday, October 7
Moon Magic at Bobcat Ridge
Explore the wonderful senses that nocturnal wildlife use to survive during this interactive program and walk. Program time and location will be given when calling to register. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED—call 970-416-2815 or email bmF0dXJhbGFyZWFzQGZjZ292LmNvbQ== Monday- Friday.

Friday, October 9, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Equestrian Ride at Soapstone Prairie
Explore your natural areas with a guide. Bring your own horse. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED—call 970-416-2815 or email bmF0dXJhbGFyZWFzQGZjZ292LmNvbQ== , Monday through Friday.

Saturday, October 10, 10 am – 11 am
What’s So Special About Soapstone?
Learn about the nature and culture of an extraordinary place.
No reservations required. Meet at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, north parking lot.

Saturday, October 10, 3 pm – 5pm
Nature of the Poudre River Tour
Discover this natural green corridor on a 2-mile walking tour. No reservations required. Meet at Lee Martinez Park, 600 N Sherwood St, lower parking lot by the tennis courts.

Sunday, October 11, 10 am – 11:30 am
Animal Homes on the Prairie
Learn about wildlife on an easy walk.RESERVATIONS REQUIRED—call 970-416-2815 or email bmF0dXJhbGFyZWFzQGZjZ292LmNvbQ== , Monday through Friday.

Sunday, October 11, 10 am- 11 am
Discovering the Lindenmeier Valley
Learn about a famous archeological site. Explore why people have been here for over 600 generations and what their lives were like.
No reservations required. Meet at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, north parking lot.


Monday, October 12, 8 am – 1 pm
Hike Soapstone!
Join a volunteer Master Naturalist for a half-day of trail exploration, 5-7 miles, moderate.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED—call 970-416-2815 or email bmF0dXJhbGFyZWFzQGZjZ292LmNvbQ== Monday- Friday.

Wednesday, October 14, 10 am – 11:30 am
Nature of Soapstone Prairie
The topics will change with the seasons and your guides! No reservations required. Meet at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, north parking lot.

Wednesday, October 14, 9 am – 2 pm
Bike to the Big Hole
15-mile intermediate to advanced guided mountain bike tour, bring your own bike and lunch.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED—call 970-416-2815 or email bmF0dXJhbGFyZWFzQGZjZ292LmNvbQ== Monday- Friday.

Saturday, October 17, 8 am – 1 pm
Equestrian Ride at Soapstone Prairie
Explore your natural areas with a guide. Bring your own horse. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED—call 970-416-2815 or email bmF0dXJhbGFyZWFzQGZjZ292LmNvbQ== , Monday through Friday.

Saturday, October 17, 10 am- 11 am
Discovering the Lindenmeier Valley
Learn about a famous archeological site. Explore why people have been here for over 600 generations and what their lives were like. No reservations required. Meet at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, north parking lot.

Saturday, October 17, 4 pm – 6 pm
Nature of the Poudre River Tour
Discover this natural green corridor on a 2-mile walking tour. No reservations required, meet at Lee Martinez Park, 600 N Sherwood St, lower parking lot by the tennis courts.

Sunday, October 18, 10 am – 11 am
What’s So Special About Soapstone?
Learn about the nature and culture of an extraordinary place. No reservations required, meet at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, north parking lot.

Thursday, October 22
Bobcat Ridge Stars--Shifting Seasons
Enjoy the wide open skies at Bobcat Ridge! A 30-45 minute program is followed by viewing of the night sky with telescopes, courtesy of the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society. Reservations are required—time of program and location will be given when calling to register. Call 416-2815 or email bmF0dXJhbGFyZWFzQGZjZ292LmNvbQ== Monday through Friday.

Saturday, October 24, 10 am- 12 noon
Nature of the Poudre River Tour
Discover the beautiful Cache La Poudre River as it flows near downtown Fort Collins on a walking tour. A 2-mile loop on paved and soft surface trails- easy. No reservations required. Lee Martinez Park, meet at the lower parking lot by the tennis courts.