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Preschool Nature Nuts: High Flying Hawks

Preschool Nature Nuts will present High Flying Hawks at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center, 910 Colorow Road, Golden. Children ages 3-5 with an adult will learn about the habits and habitats of hawks. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/preschool-nature-nuts-high-flying-hawks.

 

Naturallist hike at Lair o’ the Bair

Hike with a naturalist at Lair ‘o the Bear Park to learn about the animal habitats, birds and critters from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10. Meet the educator at the east end of the parking lot, and walk the Creekside and Bruin Bluff trails. The program is free, but register at www.eventbrite.com/e/the-monthly-naturalist.

 

Lookout Mountain Nature Center events

To register for a program, visit http://lmnc.jeffco.usand use the registration link, or call 720-497-7600. Be sure to look for directions to the park, what to bring and where to meet when you get there. If you have questions, call 720-497-7600.

 

Volunteers needed for Columbine Memorial

The Columbine Memorial Foundation is looking for volunteers to assist with basic maintenance and upkeep duties at the memorial. Tasks include trash pick-up, sweeping, weeding and general cleaning. This is an ideal community service project for school groups, Scouting groups, church groups and service organizations. For more information or to volunteer, call Rod Hunley at 303-519-0758.

 

Little Fledglings Preschool Nature Hour

Little Fledglings Preschool Nature Hour will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. the first and third Wednesday of every month at the Audubon Center at Chatfield State Park. Children ages 3-6 (and parent/guardians, too) will discover wildlife and the natural world through themed stories, crafts and activities each month. Cost for members is $5 per child and their adult, and $2 each additional child. Cost for non-member is $8 per child and their adult, and $4 each additional child. Registration required. For information or to register, call 303-973-9530, e-mail info@denveraudubon.orgor visit www.denveraudubon.org.

 

Trains rides at the Railroad Museum

Make your Saturday special with a ride in the Goose No. 7 or in a 19th-century passenger coach pulled by Locomotive No. 4 at Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden. Departures are every 20 minutes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. Train fare is $4 for adults and seniors and $2 for children. The museum depot is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call 303-279-4591 or 800-365-6263 or visit www.coloradoRAILROADMuseum.org.

 

Seedling trees available for reforestation

Landowners interested in reforesting mountain properties recently ravaged by insect infestation or wildfire may be eligible for low-cost seedling trees from the Colorado State Forest Service. The CSFS nursery offers a variety of native seedling trees ideal for restoration, including lodgepole pine, Douglas fir, ponderosa pine and aspen. To purchase seedling trees from the CSFS, landowners must meet the following criteria: use the seedlings for conservation purposes only; purchase seedlings in minimums of 30 to 50 (depending on species and size); agree not to use seedlings for landscaping or resale. Seedling orders are being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, visit www.csfs.colostate.edu.