Morning Birding
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Rebecca Weiss
Rebecca Weiss
North Star Programs
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Partnership with Pitkin County Open Space & Trails
Partnership with Pitkin County Open Space & Trails
Partnership with Pitkin County Open Space & Trails

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

*The class meets in the North Lot at North Star Nature Preserve (1.65 miles from the intersection of Main/Hwy82 and Original Street)*

Cushion plants, krummholz, horned larks, pikas... Come explore the alpine tundra on top of Rockies with the Forest Conservancy Master Naturalists Francine Liebel and Carol Kurt! This 6-hour 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. Come prepared for a fully day in the field. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, plenty of layers as weather at 12,000 feet can rapidly change. Bring your own lunch, snacks and plenty of water to get you through the class. This field exploration will include some elevation gain but, with often stops and plant discussions, this hike is easy and accessible to all.  

This class requires advance registration to ensure appropriate planning for the field experience. Registration period closes 2 days before the start of the class.

Francine Liebel graduated form Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. For 30 years, she practiced small animal medicine and surgery in Ohio and Kentucky. After moving to Snowmass Village, she became a volunteer with the Forest Conservancy where she helped develop their Naturalist and Master Naturalist educational program. She is a Master Naturalist with the FC, specializing in the Alpine Tundra. Janis Huggins has been her mentor.

Carol Kurt has a BA from Smith College and is a Master Naturalist with the Forest Conservancy.  She has been Chair of the Aspen Chapter of the Colorado Mountain Club since 1999 and has served on their Board and is currently on their Foundation.  She leads Adventure Travel trips for them.  She is passionate about being a steward of our resources for future generations.

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring a day pack with lunch, plenty of water, rain jacket, clothing for warm/cold weather, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses. Bring binoculars, field guide books, journal, or camera to enhance your experience.
$0.00 Members
$10.00 Non Members
Hallam Lake
8:00am - 2:00pm
Class Maximum12
Spots Available7
Wait List0
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