Natural History Hike

What's happening in the natural world this time of year? It's all about winter, the season of food scarcity and lack of solar energy which make animals chose to migrate, hibernate, or just deal with it. We'll talk about butterflies that hibernate as winged adults, bears that really don't hibernate, and even a bird that does hibernate!. How about plants? Can they migrate, hibernate, or do they all just suffer through the winter? Discover the often quite amazing adaptations of local plants and animals to winter.

We'll hike about 5.5 miles on various trails including Horsetooth Falls trail (moderate, dirt surface) and Horsetooth Rock trail (difficult, dirt surface), depending on weather conditions. Wear layers to accommodate changing wind and temperatures, good shoes, skin protection (if desired), water and snacks, binoculars, and a spirit of adventure.

Participants should bring:
Sun protection (sunglasses, hat, sunscreen)
Wear comfortable hiking/walking shoes (closed-toe recommended)
Insect repellant
Lunch & Snacks
Clothing appropriate for the weather
Backpack (to carry it all)

Weather dependent. 

Event Date: 
Saturday, January 20, 2024 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
49 days remaining
Public Program
Contact Name: 
Julie Enderby
Contact Phone: 
(970) 619-4552
Per the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Larimer County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability who need assistance. Services can be arranged with at least seven business days’ notice. Please email or call (970) 498-5967 or Relay Colorado 711. "Walk-in" requests for auxiliary aids and services will be honored to the extent possible but may be unavailable if advance notice is not provided.