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Winter Nature Walk - Geology, Wildlife and the Shortgrass Prairie (Second Date)

 03/24/2023  |  02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  Coyote Ridge Natural Area  |  Registration Required

Natural Discoveries - Mixed Ages

Where: Coyote Ridge Natural Area. Meet in the parking lot. When: Friday, March 24, 2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. Program Description: Explore the geological forces that created our hogbacks and get acquainted with life in a prairie dog town with volunteer naturalists. Please dress for the weather and wear shoes that can get muddy. 1.5 miles, easy. Bring your own binoculars if you can! Accessibility: Program takes place on dirt trails. Trail is wide with one large hill in each direction. There is NO bathroom at the parking lot, only bathroom is one mile down the trail, but is accessible. Total hiking distance is around 1.5 miles, although you may go further if you wish. 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 and gloves, closed-toe, sturdy shoes, and plenty of water. You may wish to bring binoculars, if you have them. Hiking poles are a great option if you are concerned about balance on uneven terrain.

Maximum Participants: 15

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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

Public Engagement Specialist



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Dale A - Volunteer Naturalist

Raised on a midwest farm, I have lived in and explored the Rockies of Colorado, Montana, and New Mexico for over 30 years. I have worked for the U.S. Forest Service and an archaeological research center and served on the Boards of the Fort Collins Audubon Society and the Gardens on Spring Creek.

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Ellen H - Volunteer Naturalist

Master Naturalist since 2010, my career was in marine biology, genetics and DNA research. In retirement I especially like leading nature programs highlighting the beauty and biodiversity of the City’s natural areas.