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. 1.5 miles; easy Location: North Shields Ponds. Park at Shields St. River Access and walk over if there is no room in the parking lot. Children and Adults age 5+ welcome! Masks will be optional for all vaccinated participants and volunteers. We kindly request that unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals wear a mask while indoors or when within 6 feet of anyone not in their household group, including the volunteers. Waivers will be required to be signed either online or in person upon arrival. If you or anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 (cough, difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste/smell, etc.) do not attend this program. Visit https://www.larimer.org/health/communicable-disease/coronavirus-covid-19 for more information.Maximum Participants: 20
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City of Fort Collins
Natural Areas Department
Public Engagement Specialist
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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.
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.