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Sights and Sounds of North Shields Ponds

 05/24/2022  |  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  North Shields Ponds Natural Area  |  Registration Required

Natural Discoveries - Mixed Ages

Where: North Shields Ponds Natural Area, parking at the lot off of Shields St. Overflow parking can parking at the Shields St. River Access and walk back to the natural area. When: May 24, 10 a.m. - 12:00p.m. Accessibility: Program takes place on dirt trails. Easy but uneven terrain. Hike is less than 2 miles long. Accessible bathrooms available at Shields St. River Access. No bathrooms at North Shields Ponds 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, closed-toe, sturdy shoes, and plenty of water. Program Description: Discover a special Poudre River Natural Area right in town. North Shields Ponds includes riverbank and two large ponds with easy trails for exploration. Its wetland and forest habitats support a wide variety of animal life. We'll look for important plant and insect resources and watch for active animals. After our short walk we'll meet in the pavilion to play audio and video clips of resident birds and mammals.

Maximum Participants: 20

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General Info

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.