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CANCELED: From Basement to Desert

 06/07/2023  |  09:00 AM - 01:30 PM
  Bobcat Ridge Natural Area  |  Registration Required

Natural Discoveries - 12 +

Where: Bobcat Ridge Natural Area, Approximate address is 10184 West County Road 32C, Loveland. Go to: https://www.fcgov.com/naturalareas/finder/bobcat for more detailed directions. Meet in the parking lot. When: June 7, 9:00am - 1:30pm Program Description: This is the first of three presentations on local geology and ecology, and will examine the oldest rocks in the Fort Collins area, spanning from 1.7 Billion years to about 270 Million years ago, the Great Unconformity, and the red rocks shed from the Ancestral Rockies, and how they were shaped by natural forces to form the ecological landscape at Bobcat. Our hike will examine the present day Ecozones that transition from the Prairies to the Foothills, and the plants and animals that are characteristic of each. Accessibility: Program takes place on dirt trails. Moderate hike on uneven terrain on the Valley Loop and Eden Valley Spur trails. Hike is 4 miles long. Accessible bathrooms available at the parking lot. If you have any questions or concerns about the accessibility of a program, please contact naturalareas@fcgov.com or call 970-416-2815 for more information. People with disabilities are welcome to participate in all programs and we are happy to make any appropriate accommodations. Requests for disability-related services can be made during registration through the activity contact or by calling 970-416-2815 at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the activity. What to Bring: Dress appropriately for the weather forecast. Bring sunscreen; a hat; rain gear; closed-toe, sturdy shoes; and plenty of water. Bring a lunch and snacks to enjoy during the hike.

Maximum Participants: 20

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Thank you Fort Collins and Larimer County voters! Your support of citizen-initiated sales taxes makes land conservation and educational activities like this possible.

AJ Chlebnik

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City of Fort Collins

Natural Areas Department

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Boyce D - Volunteer Naturalist

I have been a Fort Collins Master Naturalist since 2007 and a Colorado Native Plant Master since 2011. I love leading hikes and presenting programs for the Fort Collins Natural Areas Program. Although semi-retired, I still teach ecology and entomology at Colorado College in Colorado Springs and I volunteer part-time at the Gillette Museum of Arthropod Biodiversity at CSU. I grew up and went to school in the SE US but have taught biology in Colorado for over 30 years.

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David M - Volunteer Naturalist

Retired from Univ of Illinois, Illinois State Geological Survey, PhD Geology and Chemistry, MN Class of 2014. Annually, I lead geology trips to three foothills Natural Areas to examine the geologic history and deposits that are integral to the landscape of Larimer County. Interests: Local Geology and geological history, photography, hiking, fly fishing, birding, anything Soapstone, like Hike Through the Ages. Moved to Ft C in 2012 and loving it and the folks at Natural Areas.