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News Release

June Guided Hikes and Programs on Larimer County Open Spaces

Department: Natural Resources
Release Date: May 12, 2014


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

Guided Hikes and Events
·         Monday, June 2 at 10:00 a.m. “Tiny Trekkers” Join Larimer County naturalists for a program designed for your 2-5 year old 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 sign up. Please direct questions to Heather at (970) 619-4489.
·         Wednesdays, June 4 and 18 “Nature Notes Club Meeting” Join the Nature Notes Club for their regular June 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.
·         Saturday, June 14 at 9:00 a.m. “Get Outdoors Day-Northern Colorado” This national event celebrates America’s great outdoors. Bring the whole family to City Park in Fort Collins, located at 1500 W. Mulberry St., to try new ways to get outdoors through nature play, recreation, healthy lifestyles, stewardship and biking! Come out anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Please direction questions to Heather at (970) 619-4489 or visit
·         Wednesday, June 18 at 6:00 p.m. “Big Birds of River Bluffs Open Space” Join naturalist Carl at the newest Larimer County Open Space, located just west of the I-25/Windsor interchange off of CR32E, for a look at the larger than life birds that use this river corridor. Approximately 2 hour program/bird watching. Program is free, but registration is required. Please go to to sign up. Hike rating: Easy. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring along some water. Please direct questions to Heather at (970) 619-4489.
·         Saturday, June 21 at 9:30 a.m. “Geology Underfoot at the Devil’s Backbone” Join naturalist Ed and travel through millions of years of time as you gain insights into the fascinating geology of this prominent local landmark and the surrounding area.  Devil’s Backbone Open Space is located just west of Loveland, off of Hwy 34. Approximately 1.5-hour program. Hike rating: Easy.  Please dress appropriately for the weather, wear appropriate footwear and pack plenty of water for the trail. Program is free, but registration is required. Please go to to sign up. Please direct questions to Heather at (970) 619-4489.
·         Sunday, June 22 at 8:30 a.m. "Wildflower Photography" Have you ever wanted to capture the beauty of wildflowers along the trail? Join volunteer naturalist and photographer Janet Sitas for a workshop on photographing wildflowers. Learn the techniques to take your photos from pretty to polished. Program will be held at Eagle's Nest Open Space, located near the Livermore/US-287 junction. Approximately 3.5 hour program. Program is free. Please bring your camera and water, and dress for the weather. Hike rating: easy. Registration is required. Please go to to sign up. Please direct questions to Heather at (970) 619-4489.
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