Loren Eisley: Scientist, Poet and Time Traveler Saturday, September 7, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, meet at the North Parking Lot. Experience the amazing prose and poetry of naturalist Loren Eiseley and learn about his critical archaeological discovery at the Lindenmeier site. 0.5 miles; easy. Please bring water, sun and wind protection, and closed-toe shoes. Free, registration required at fcgov.com/register.
Forest Therapy Wednesday, September 11, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Reservoir Ridge Natural Area, meet at Primrose Studio. Experience the Japanese tradition of Shinrin-Yoku on this guided nature walk. Learn to open your senses to nature’s healing power. Bring water, sun protection, closed-toe shoes and any other comforts you may need. 18+. Free, registration required at fcgov.com/register
Campfire at the Cabin: Mosquitoes and Bats – You Gotta Love ‘Em! Saturday, September 14, 7:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m., Coyote Ridge Natural Area, meet at the cabin. Spend a cozy evening by the campfire, complete with stories and s’mores! These programs are suitable for all ages. Dress warmly and bring water to drink. This program includes a hike on an unpaved trail to the cabin. Meet your naturalist guide at the cabin and enjoy a campfire and stories on the deck. Please allow 30-40 minutes to reach the cabin. The campfire begins at the time listed. Bring a flashlight for the walk back. 2 miles round-trip; easy. Free, registration required at fcgov.com/register
Science Behind the Scenery: Black-Footed Ferrets Tuesday, September 24, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Northside Aztlan Community Center, Eagle Rooms 1 and 2 Please NOTE: This location is different than the one advertised in the Explorer! These informative talks are designed for adults to learn more about research and science related to natural areas. Parking is limited - please carpool, bike or walk. Bring a snack if you like. Program Topic: Black-Footed Ferrets. Learn about the conservation of these charismatic creatures and get updates about the population at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area. Program is accessible and free, registration required at fcgov.com/register.