This newsletter was originally sent on May 10, 2011.

May 2011

  Naturally Yours

Tracks and Trails is Here!

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:
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 (79905-02), call 970-416-2815 or email

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 (79901-01), call 970-416-2815 or email

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.

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