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Black Footed Ferret Exploration

 10/13/2023  |  05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  Soapstone Prairie Natural Area  |  Registration Required

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*Registration for this program is required and closes 10/13 at midnight* Where: Soapstone Prairie - Approximately a one-hour drive from Fort Collins. More complete directions can be found at https://www.fcgov.com/naturalareas/finder/soapstone. When: Friday, October 13, 5:00p.m. - 10:00p.m., meet at the Northside Aztlan Community Center for van transportation. Program Description: Explore North America’s rarest mammal. Meet at Soapstone Prairie for a presentation about black-footed ferrets. Then hike and search for this elusive resident on one of the prairie dog colonies where they have been reintroduced. Accessibility: The beginning of the program takes place in an accessible picnic shelter. There is accessible parking and an accessible bathroom at the north parking lot. During the second half of the program, we will be walking 1-2 miles in the dark under uneven ground through a prairie dog colony. If you have any questions or concerns about the accessibility of a program, please contact [email protected] 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. It is generally a little cooler and windy at this site. Bring closed-toe, sturdy shoes, and plenty of water. There is limited cell phone reception at Soapstone Prairie. You may wish to bring dinner to enjoy while we chat about ferrets and wait for it to get dark and a headlamp for walking around the prairie dog colony.

Minimum Participants: 1
Maximum Participants: 13

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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

[email protected]


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I am a Public Engagement Specialist with the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas and I organize community programs, programs by request and interpretive communications like signs and brochures. I'm excited to be back in Fort Collins again after being gone for 15 years. My favorite things to talk about are conservation issues, conservation research and raptors!! The black blur in the profile photo is my cattle dog. She never stops moving!