The Natural History of Where We Live-Colorado Prairies, Foothills & Mountains

Facilitator: David Bayer, 568-8231, bayerdma@gmail.com,
Dates: Tuesdays, March 24-May 12, 2015 (Eight Weeks) Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Text: Choose one of the following to enhance           presentations:
    1) Cache La Poudre The Natural History of a Rocky Mountain River. Howard Ensign Evans/ Mary Alice Evans.1993.
    2) Grassland to Glacier The Natural History of Colorado and the Surrounding Region. Cornelia Fleischer Mutel / John C. Emerick. 1992.


There are eleven participant presentation possibilities available during the session.


This class will cover a broad view of the geology, ecology, identification and life histories of Colorado’s native flora and fauna as we experience it here on the Front Range. By choosing from a variety of nature studies on such varied topics as geology, native plants, wildlife groups including birds and mammals, river life, ecology, and local environmental challenges, class members can grow in personal appreciation of the important and unique challenges that all living things, including human beings, face as they exist in this “tension“ zone between mountains and plains!


There are twelve subject topics planned, the first being presented by the facilitator. The remainder of the topics can be assigned to those who wish to present using readily accessible visuals or samples. Information on our Fort Collins Natural Areas will be presented on one class day by a staff member of Natural Areas and will conclude with a field trip to a Fort Collins Natural Area (weather permitting) for an interpretive hike by the facilitator.