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Thursday, July 25, 2024

Larimer County “Nature Notes Club”

Larimer County Department of Natural Resources is excited to announce the formation of the Nature Notes Club for the County’s Open Spaces, a guided, nature-journaling experience.  Participants will be led through the process of creating their own nature journals in the style of John Muir or Aldo Leopold with Volunteer Naturalist Lisa.

The club will have several outings throughout the county’s Open-Spaces system, allowing members to immerse themselves in the full range and scope of what the Open Spaces have to offer.  Club members will receive basic instruction on sketching, ecology, geology, wildlife, and other natural sciences to enhance the experience.  Club members can participate in all sessions, or just a few, whatever fits their schedules.  Children are encouraged to participate along with their parents or guardians on a case-by-case basis – please call for more details.

Each session will include a short hike to a scenic location with lots of potential for journaling.  Participants need to provide their own notebooks and writing/drawing utensils and are strongly encouraged to bring along a small stool to sit on, a digital camera, as well as snacks and water for the trail.  Please be sure to dress appropriately for the weather, and wear closed-toed shoes to each session.

Nature Notes Club Dates and Locations – All meetings are from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Sunday, September 12, at the Devil’s Backbone Open Space

Sunday, September 19, at the Devil’s Backbone Open Space

Sunday, October 3, at Ramsey-Shockey Open Space

Sunday, October 10, at Hermit Park Open Space (or Horsetooth Mountain Open Space if weather is an issue)

Sunday, October 24, at Soderberg Open Space

Sunday, October 31, Bison Visitor Center at Carter Lake – Final Session to assemble journals

To sign up for the Nature Notes Club or if you have any questions please email Rob Novak at rnovak@larimer.org or call (970) 679-4561.

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