Science Behind the Scenery: How Are the Birds? Thursday, October 3, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Please NOTE: This location is different than the one advertised in the Explorer! Northside Aztlan Community Center, Eagle Rooms 1 and 2. These informative talks are designed for adults to learn more about research and science related to natural areas. Ten years of bird research and conservation at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area reveal exciting trends. Join Natural Areas Wildlife Biologist Aran Meyer and Rocky Mountain Bird Conservancy’s Community and Outreach Specialist Erin Youngberg to learn more. Parking is limited - please carpool, bike or walk. Bring a snack if you like. Activity is accessible and free, registration required at fcgov.com/register.
Forest Therapy, Wednesday, October 9, 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
Science Behind the Scenery: Bats of Colorado and Fort Collins Natural Areas. Thursday, October 10, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Nix Farm Office, 1745 Hoffman Mill Road. These informative talks are designed for adults to learn more about research and science related to natural areas. Enjoy a presentation on bats of Colorado and learn about the research and data gathered at Gateway and other natural areas over the last few years. Parking is limited - please carpool, bike or walk. Bring a snack if you like. Program is accessible and free, registration required at fcgov.com/register.
Astronomy at Bobcat Ridge, Saturday, October 19, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Bobcat Ridge Natural Area, meet at the parking lot. Enjoy a brief, family-friendly astronomy program followed by skygazing. Volunteers from the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society provide telescopes for your viewing pleasure. Dress warmly, bring water and a blanket or chair to sit on in the parking lot. Program begins at the picnic shelter, a 0.25 mile-walk. Please arrive on time! The gate closes shortly after start time and parking is not allowed on the road outside the gate. Free, registration required at fcgov.com/register