News Release

May Guided Hikes and Programs on Larimer County Open Spaces

Department: Natural Resources
Release Date: Apr 16, 2014

Contact:

Heather Young, Education Program Coordinator, (970) 619-4489

Guided Hikes and Events

·         Wednesdays, May 7 and 21 “Nature Notes Club Meeting” Join the Nature Notes Club for their regular May meetings. You’ll get the chance to journal, paint, photograph and more with this fun group of people. This program will be stationary with some easy walking. Approximately 3 hour program. Please dress appropriately for the weather, and bring along all of your journaling supplies. Nature Notes meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, usually during the day. Contact Heather at (970) 619-4489 for more details, such as time and location.
 
·         Monday, May 5 at 10:00 a.m. “Tiny Trekkers” Join Larimer County Naturalists for a special program designed for your toddler and you. This program at Devil’s Backbone Open Space, located just west of Loveland, off of Hwy 34, will be a morning filled with crafts, stories and fun facts! A parent or guardian must accompany the child for this hour long program. After the program, feel free to explore the open space with your child! Program is free. Please go to larimer.org/NRregistrationto sign up. Please direct questions to Heather at (970) 619-4489.
 
·         Tuesday, May 6 at 6:00 p.m. “What’s in Bloom at Devil’s Backbone?” Join Naturalists Caroline and Jay for a wildflower walk at Devil’s Backbone Open Space, located just west of Loveland, off of Hwy 34. You’ll have a fantastic time searching out the early spring beauties in this healthy foothills plant community. Approximately 2-hour program. Hike rating: Easy. Please dress appropriately for the weather, and pack plenty of water for the trail. Program is free, but registration is required. Please go to larimer.org/NRregistration to sign up. Please direct questions to Heather at (970) 619-4489.
 
·         Saturday, May 17 at 10:00 a.m. “Burst in to Nature” Buff up on your nature knowledge with this hike focused on Project BudBurst and Project Noah, two programs that let you be the scientist! Use your smart phone to document plant and animals species. Don’t have a smart phone? Bring your digital camera instead! The whole family is invited to Devil’s Backbone Open Space, located just west of Loveland off of Hwy 34, to learn about the wildflowers and wildlife of the area, and connect your family to nature. Hike rating: Easy. Please bring water for the trail and dress appropriately for the weather. Approximately 2 hour program. Program is free, but registration is required.Please go to larimer.org/NRregistration to sign up. Please direct questions to Heather at (970) 619-4489.
 
·         Saturday, May 24 at 9:00 a.m. “Horsetooth is Blooming” Take a walk through the wildflowers to Horsetooth Falls at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, located just west of Fort Collins on CR 38E, for this fun nature program with Naturalist Janet. Approximately 2.5 hour hike. Hike rating: Easy. Program is free, but a $6 day pass fee applies. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring along some water for the trail. Registration is required. Please go to larimer.org/NRregistration to sign up. Please direct questions to Heather at (970) 619-4489.
 
 
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