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July 2019

High in the Alpine: Flowers, Birds, & Small Mammals of the Tundra

July 10 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
North Star Nature Preserve, Main North Star parking lot, 1.65 miles from the intersection of Main/Hwy 82 and Original Street
Aspen, CO 81611 United States
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Free – $10.00

Come explore the alpine tundra on top of Independence Pass (12,095 ft) with the Forest Conservancy Master Naturalists Francine Liebel, Donna Chase, or Carol Kurt! This outing will open your senses to the new ways of seeing this seemingly monotonous landscape and will give you a renewed appreciation for the incredible plants and animals that live there. The class meets in the North Lot at North Star Nature Preserve. We will carpool up Independence Pass.

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Exploring the Birdlife of Knapp Ranch with ACES

July 19 @ 5:00 am - 5:00 pm
ACES at Hallam Lake, 100 Puppy Smith St.
Aspen, CO 81611 United States
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$55.00 – $85.00

Join us for this full-day field trip to Knapp Ranch in the subalpine valley of Lake Creek at 9,000 ft. elevation beneath the Sawatch Range in Edwards, Colorado. We will explore the birdlife of this 320-acre property bordered by National Forest, where wildflower meadows, stands of aspen, hillsides of mountain shrubland, spruce-fir forest, and lush streamside ecosystems are home to a number of bird species. The high quality of these habitats supports an abundance of birds, some of which will…

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Watercolor Workshop: Summer Painting Plein Air

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Catto Center at Toklat, 11247 Castle Creek Rd.
Aspen, CO 81611
$45.00 – $55.00

Engage all of your senses at the Catto Center at Toklat with Amy Beidleman for a morning of plein air watercolor painting in the heart of the Castle Creek Valley. If painting plein air sounds scary and exciting, this class is for you! The class will draw its inspiration from the beauty of Toklat's setting, simplifying the scene while exploring the various elements of watercolor. Students will learn how to quickly put together small compositions of the landscape into small…

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How to Know the Birds- The Whys & Wherefores of Colorado’s Birdlife Lecture

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ACES at Hallam Lake, 100 Puppy Smith St.
Aspen, CO 81611 United States
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Free – $5.00

Join Editor of Birding magazine, author, and birder Ted Floyd as he shares stories and birding field craft tricks —with an emphasis on the “whole bird” approach that encourages us to watch birds in a broad ecological context. Birds are an essential component to in our native ecosystems, and learning how to identify them, and understand their important relationship to the diversity of our local wildlife enhances our search and enjoyment of these feathered friends. This evening presentation is a…

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