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News Release

August Guided Hikes and Programs on Larimer County Open Spaces

Department: Natural Resources
Release Date: Jul 14, 2014

Contact Information:

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

 Guided Hikes and Events

·         Saturday, August 2 at 9:00 a.m. “Eager Beavers” Join naturalist and former veterinarian Bob at River Bluffs Open Space, located just east of I-25 between Windsor and Timnath, for a morning dedicated to nature’s most prominent and industrious architect, the beaver. Approximately 1 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.
 
·         Monday, August 4 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 larimer.org/NRregistrationto sign up. Please direct questions to Heather at (970) 619-4489.
 
·         Wednesdays, August 6 and 20 “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, August 9 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 larimer.org/NRregistration to sign up. Please direct questions to Heather at (970) 619-4489.
 
·         Saturday, August 16 at 9:00 a.m. “Mountain Wildflowers” Join naturalist Paul for a wildflower hike at Hermit Park Open Space, located just south east of the town of Estes off of Hwy 36.  Paul will show you what’s in bloom and give you fun facts about each species. Meet at the parking lot behind the pavilion area to access the Kruger Rock trail. Hike rating: Moderate. Please bring water for the trail and dress appropriately for the weather. Approximately 2 hour program. Program is free, but $6 day use fee applies. 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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