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News Release

May Guided Hikes and Programs on Larimer County Open Spaces

Department: Natural Resources
Release Date: Apr 14, 2017

Contact Information:

Andy Grinstead, Education and Volunteer Programs Technician, (970) 619-4565

New Event Registration System!

Larimer County Department of Natural Resources has a new online event registration system. People should now visit offero.larimer.org to view and sign up for guided hikes and programs.

Guided Hikes and Events

Saturday, May 6, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. "Plein Air Workshop" Join 2016 Larimer County Visual Artist of the Year Lyse Dzija (lysedzija.com) for a morning workshop on plein air painting and sketching at Devil's Backbone Open Space. She will provide an introduction to painting in the outdoors while you create your own artwork on-site. Lyse will be working in her preferred oil paints, but you may choose the paints and style that you like and bring all the necessary materials, including paints, brushes, canvas and easel. Approximately 4-hour program. Please dress appropriately for the weather, and bring some water and sun protection. Program is free, but registration is required. Please go to offero.larimer.org to sign up.  Direct questions to Andy at (970) 619-4565.

Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. "Geology of Red Mountain Open Space" Join Larimer County naturalists to learn about the beautiful geology of Red Mountain Open Space, located north of Fort Collins. See the unique geological formations that have been eroded by Box Elder Creek, and walk on the area's massive gypsum beds. Hike rating: Moderate. Approximately 2.6-mile hike. Please dress appropriately for the weather, and bring some sunscreen, water and a sack lunch to eat on the trail. Program is free, but registration is required. Please go to offero.larimer.org to sign up. Direct questions to Andy at (970) 619-4565.

Tuesday, May 9, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. "Tiny Trekkers" Join Larimer County naturalists for a program designed for your 2-5 year old and you. This program at Devil's Backbone Open Space, located just west of Loveland off of Hwy. 34, will be a morning filled with crafts, stories and fun facts! A parent or guardian must accompany the child for this hour-long program. After the program, feel free to explore the open space with your child! Program is free, but registration is required. Please go to offero.larimer.org to sign up. Direct questions to Andy at (970) 619-4565.

Saturday, May 13, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. "Wild and Wonderful Plants of the Devil's Backbone" Join Larimer County naturalists and Kathy Keeler, A Wandering Botanist, for a guided walk at Devil's Backbone Open Space, located just west of Loveland off of Hwy. 34. Find the early spring wildflowers and more, while learning fun facts about our local plants. Hike rating: Easy. Please dress appropriately for the weather and pack some water. Program is free, but registration is required. Please go to offero.larimer.org to sign up. Direct questions to Andy at (970) 619-4565.

Friday, May 19, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. "Geology Hike at the Devil's Backbone" Join Larimer County naturalists to discover the geology of Devil's Backbone Open Space, located just west of Loveland off of Hwy. 34. Learn about this fascinating local landmark and the northern Front Range. Approximately 1.5-hour program. Hike rating: Easy. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring along some water. Program is free, but registration is required. Please go to offero.larimer.org to sign up. Direct questions to Andy at (970) 619-4565.

Friday, May 26, 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. "Stargazing with the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society" Join members of the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society (NCAS) for an up-close look at the night sky over the Rockies. Telescopes will be available for viewing stars, galaxies, planets and more. This open house-style program is located at the Devil's Backbone Open Space parking lot, located just west of Loveland off of Hwy. 34. Dress warmly for evening temperatures and bring binoculars if you have them. For up-to-date weather information, visit the NCAS website at www.nocoastro.org. Program is free, but registration is required. Please go to offero.larimer.org to sign up. Direct questions to Andy at (970) 619-4565.

Saturday, May 27, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. "Wildflower Walk" Join Larimer County naturalists for a guided wildflower walk at Devil's Backbone Open Space, located just west of Loveland off of Hwy. 34. Find the early spring beauties and more, while learning fun facts about local plant communities. Hike rating: Easy. Please dress appropriately for the weather, and pack some water. Program is free, but registration is required. Please go to offero.larimer.org to sign up. Direct questions to Andy at (970) 619-4565.
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