Upcoming Community Walkabout Programs with Arkansas Headwaters & GARNA!!

star-gazingStargazing & Stories on the Divide at Cottonwood Pass

Friday September 11, 2015 8:00-9:30 PM

There is no fee for this event but registration is required.

WHAT:  Please join community partners AHRA and GARNA, with AHRA Naturalist Kate Spinelli, for an evening of stargazing at 12,126 feet at Cottonwood Pass. We will be a little closer to the stars! Marvel at the dark skies and luminous constellations. Constellation charts and binoculars will be available, but feel free to bring your own glass if you have it.

Individuals and families are welcome!

Our program will begin at 8:30 PM but we will gather at 8:00 PM for hot chocolate or tea at the parking area. Please dress warmly, wear sturdy shoes, bring water and a flashlight or headlamp.

WHERE: We will meet in the parking area on Cottonwood Pass at the Continental Divide. From Main Street in Buena Vista, take CR 306 or Cottonwood Pass Road west to the top of the pass, turning left into the parking area at the Viewpoint.

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Who Lives Here? Tracks & Scat  Walkabout on the Colorado Trail from Angel of Shavano Campground

Saturday September 12, 2015 8-11AM

There is no fee for this walk but registration is required.

WHAT:  Please join community partners AHRA and GARNA, with AHRA Naturalist Kate Spinelli, for a morning of animal sign exploration along the Colorado Trail from the Angel of Shavano Campground. The woods leave behind evidence of how animals live their lives. Even we if do not often see them, we can imagine which animals live in the forest and what their lives are like. Imagine you are a sleepy mule deer and curl up in a bed-down patch of flattened grass. Put your toes in a turkey track. Walk the same trail shared by many animals in our mountain forest. Come explore tracks and scat and get to know the secret lives of your animal neighbors.

All ages welcome!

WHERE: Meet at 8:00AM at the Colorado Trail (#1776)/Angel of Shavano Trailhead across from the Angel of Shavano group camp ground. The trailhead is approximately 9 miles west of Salida. From Highway 50, take County Road 240 northwest 3 miles to the trailhead.

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