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Natural Areas Video Library
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Trail Savvy Dogs
The Trail Savvy Dog video series gives natural area visitors the tools they need to enjoy natural areas responsibly with their dogs.
Why visit a Natural Area with your dog?
Know the regulations and learn about the BARK Principles.
Teaching your dog trail skills.
Safety precautions and what to bring.
Natural Areas are home to an abundance of wildlife. Take a tour through these wildlife videos to learn something new today.
Coyotes are our adaptable canine neighbors. Explore the many ways coyotes have adapted to living alongside humans here in Fort Collins and beyond.
Bison have been shaping the grasslands for centuries. Check out how they've done so in the video below!
Raccoons are one animal that you are most likely to spot throughout the city of Fort Collins and they have very similar behaviors to people! Learn about the life of a raccoon in Fort Collins in the video below.
Osprey - Sea hawk, river hawk, fish hawk! Learn about these majestic birds and their return to Northern Colorado.
There are many benefits to having bats live in our ecosystem. Dive into what makes bats great neighbors in the video below.
Learn about one of the most common crepuscular flying insects in the world.
Nighthawks are insect-eating birds that are only active at dawn and dusk. Learn more about their biology below.
Learn from Volunteer Naturalist Sherri Whalgren about toads in and around Fort Collins. Great video for kids!
Owls are stealthy hunters of the night using some of their adaptations to catch prey at night.
Help the Environment
Keep the Night Skies Dark Skies
Enjoy this pre-recorded conversation with Night Sky Initiative Team Member, Andrea Schweitzer, PhD.
Safe Cats, Healthy Habitats
Indoor cats are happy cats, and by keeping your cat indoors you're actually saving species of songbirds.
Culture and History
Natural areas are conserved cultural and historical places that continue telling the story of people and the land.
It wasn't all fun and games back in the pioneer days, but time was still made for fun! Explore the types of games pioneers used to play.
Tired of vacuuming? Try doing the chores of a pioneer instead!
Latinx Astronomers and Astronauts
Learn more about some noteable Latinx astronomers and astronauts that have made considerable contributions to their fields.
Space and Astronomy
Explore the night sky.
How do lunar eclipses occur? Why don't they happen every month? Find the answers in this video by naturalist Dave!
The biggest planet in our solar system offers some spectacular space spectacles. Learn more about the gaseous planet in this video.
What are Saturn's rings made of? Why is this planet so big? Learn the answers to these space phenomena in this video.
Humans on Mars?
Could humans live on the Red Planet? Advances in science and technology have begun to explore this opportunity even more in the past decade.