This newsletter was originally sent on Apr 16, 2010.


  Naturally Yours

Tracks and Trails is Here!

Tracks and Trails is your guide to free activities sponsored by the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Program, May through October.  The 2010 Tracks and Trails is here!  Programs start May 2.  Some require registration. Check it out ! >>> 

Is It Happening? Program cancellations due to weather or other factors are posted at, please check here before you go.

Beyond Tracks and Trails

Sometimes programs are added at the last minute so they don't appear in Tracks and Trails.  Upcoming offerings include:

Astronomy at Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space- Join knowledgeable and friendly volunteers from the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society for a free evening of star gazing.  Friday May 21, 8-10 p.m.  No registration required.  Details >> 

Watch for POGO (pelicans, osprey, grebes and others)- Enjoy a leisurely hike at Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Natural Area with a volunteer naturalist guide, 1.5 miles on an easy grade.  Free, no registration required.  Saturday, April 17 and Saturday, April 24, 9- 11 a.m. Details >>>

Moon Magic- Explore Bobcat Ridge Natural Area after dark!  Sunday, April 25, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.  Hike under the moonlight and explore nocturnal animal senses, moon stories, and more.  Free, registration is required --call 970-416-2815 or email with your contact information and program choice. 

Children and Nature Connection

The City of Fort Collins Natural Areas program is a partner in a local collaborative effort to connect kids and nature called Children and Nature Connection- Northern Colorado.  The new website, shares suggestions and resources for connecting the kids in your life to the natural world and features information about the group and its activities.  Learn about places to go, outdoor programs, ideas for individuals and how to get involved with Children and Nature Connection- Northern Colorado.

Thank You Voters!

The City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Program is funded by you, Fort Collins and Larimer County voters.  Your citizen-initiated sales tax dollars make it possible to conserve over 40 natural areas, install and maintain trails, parking lots, restrooms, shelters and interpretive signs.  These dedicated sales taxes also make possible educational programs and materials.  Thank you!

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Newsletter comments are welcome.  Please contact Zoe Whyman, Natural Areas Community Relations Manager, 970-221-6311 or

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