Mountain Rangers

Sprouts~ July 10-14~ Where do plants come from? Dissect flowers to find seeds, germinate and plant in your backyard!  Explore the creatures that help plants grow: worms and other critters in the earth.  Discover the plants sprouting all around us and take home your own mini-garden!

Related upcoming events

  • 07-24-2017 08:00 - 07-24-2017 16:00

    Bird Brains~July 24-28~  Discover the magnificent beauty of those who take to the sky: from Colorado’s Songbirds, Corvids and Birds of Prey! What songs do you hear in the forest around you?  Can you memorize some of their songs? Discover flight, communication and the unique qualities of these gorgeous creatures.

  • 07-24-2017 08:00 - 07-24-2017 16:00

    Aquatic Adventures~ July 24-28~ The earth is 70% water and so are you!  Discover the mystery of life on Earth on an aquatic adventure to ponds, creeks, rivers, and lakes. Bring your water shoes to carefully explore!

  • 07-24-2017 08:00 - 07-24-2017 16:00

    Instructor: Reba Mitchell
    Become a leave no trace biker! Explore the rolling hills of Mud Lake and surrounding forest land on wheels while we observe wildlife and stop to smell the flowers. Learn riding techniques, basic bike maintenance, low impact riding, nature awareness and try your hand at bike part art! Please inquire about bike details.

  • 07-24-2017 08:00 - 07-24-2017 16:00

    Aquatic Adventures~ July 24-28~ The earth is 70% water and so are you!  Discover the mystery of life on Earth on an aquatic adventure to ponds, creeks, rivers, and lakes. Bring your water shoes to carefully explore!

  • 07-25-2017 08:00 - 07-25-2017 16:00

    Instructor: Dustin Mastro
    Every Tuesday, cast your line, practice the strategies for ecologically sound fly fishing. Learn from the experts to understand the natives and non-natives and what they are feeding on, and try to replicate invertebrates in the form of fly tying. Fly fishing equipment and professional guide included.

  • 07-26-2017 08:00 - 07-26-2017 16:00

    Instructor: Kirsten Springer

    Camouflage with natural materials, tracking, bird language (danger calls), edible plant id. Every Wednesday, discover the deep connection and respect our ancestors had with the Earth on a private 200 acres south of Nederland. Enjoy focused workshops about shelter building, bow making, tracking and ways of the early homesteaders.

  • 07-26-2017 10:30 - 07-26-2017 12:00

    PAWS AND CLAWS ~ July 26~ Where are all of the animals hiding? Let’s be detectives and find the clues, tracks, scat and more!

    During the summer months, Bear Cubs is a parent/child workshop held on Wild Bear’s property at Mud Lake from 10:30-noon on Wednesdays. Meet at the Mud Lake parking lot and hike with us to the lake! Venture on trails, sing with us and discover the many plants and animals who live in and around Mud Lake. Pre-registration is required.

     

  • 07-27-2017 08:00 - 07-27-2017 16:00

    Instructor: Eric Stone and Patrick Morgan
    John Muir put it simply….”climb the mountains and get good tidings…”We’ll hike the trails discovery our unique ecosystem and the tools we need to navigate it. Join us to explore the magnificent Rocky Mountains. Discover local flora, fauna and views of the high peaks of the Rocky Mountians.

  • 07-28-2017 08:30 - 07-28-2017 15:30

    Dirt Dwellers:  Get Dirty exploring the world below our feet and the animals that dwell there. From Earthworms to Ground Beetles and Millipedes, discover life underground!

  • 07-31-2017 08:00 - 07-31-2017 16:00

    Wild Wind Crafts~ July 31-August 4~ Feel the breeze!  What makes the wind blow?  Discover the wonders of the air and create flying birds, planes, windsocks and pinwheels, your very own unique wind toys to take home!

  • 07-31-2017 08:00 - 07-31-2017 16:00

    Wild Wind Crafts~ July 31-August 4~ Feel the breeze!  What makes the wind blow?  Discover the wonders of the air and create flying birds, planes, windsocks and pinwheels, your very own unique wind toys to take home!

  • 07-31-2017 08:00 - 07-31-2017 16:00

    Mountain Blooms~July 31-August 4~  Why are the flowers different colors?  Why do some smell sweet while others smell bad? Explore the abundance of Rocky Mountain Wildflowers and those who pollinate them! 

  • 08-02-2017 10:30 - 08-02-2017 12:00

    MUD LAKE CELEBRATION! ~ August 2~ Let’s celebrate the beauty of Mud Lake with music and crafts to take home! Find the dinosaur egg!

    During the summer months, Bear Cubs is a parent/child workshop held on Wild Bear’s property at Mud Lake from 10:30-noon on Wednesdays. Meet at the Mud Lake parking lot and hike with us to the lake! Venture on trails, sing with us and discover the many plants and animals who live in and around Mud Lake. Pre-registration is required.

     

  • 08-04-2017 08:30 - 08-04-2017 15:30

    Insect Detectives: Become an entomologist and discover the wild insect world. Find the Praying Mantis, the Tiger Swallowtails and Dragonflies! Sweep your net through the grass, and look under the rocks! Create your own insect guide to take home.

  • 08-07-2017 08:00 - 08-07-2017 16:00

    Mystery Trek~ August 7-11~  Explore the many mysteries of the forest through games, scavenger hunts and mysterious clues left by the forest plants and animals! Unlock the mysteries of the forest!

  • 08-07-2017 08:00 - 08-07-2017 16:00

    Magic Mountain Mystery~ August 7-11~ Explore the many mysteries of the forest through games, scavenger hunts and mysterious clues left by the forest plants and animals! Unlock the mysteries of the forest!

  • 08-07-2017 08:00 - 08-07-2017 16:00

    Magic Mountain Mystery~ August 7-11~ Explore the many mysteries of the forest through games, scavenger hunts and mysterious clues left by the forest plants and animals! Unlock the mysteries of the forest!

  • 08-11-2017 08:30 - 08-11-2017 15:30

    Animal Ninja:  Sneaky animals! Become a Ninja spy and camouflage yourself to discover the mysterious ways wild animals protect themselves. Some move about the forest in silence and unless you are a sneaky spy, you may never see them! Use your own ninja skills to track and trace these hidden creatures.