KC Nature Programs for Adults & Families

Hike with a Master Birder

Ken-Caryl has one of the most unique ecosystems in this part of Colorado as it is located at the exact location where prairie habitat and foothills habitat meet. With this joining of habitats comes a unique mix of bird species. Join KC Nature staff and the Audubon Society of Greater Denver’s Master Birder on a slow paced hike on one of Ken-Caryl’s many trails. Focus will be on viewing and identifying the various local bird species and utilizing ASGD’s Master Birder as a resource. Bring hiking shoes, water, weather appropriate clothing, binoculars, and a birding field guide if you have them. Free for residents, registration is required.

Ages: 18 & over
Dates: April 4, 2018
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Location: Dakota Lodge – (Meet then hike to trail location)
14422 W Ken Caryl Ave
Littleton, CO 80127

Program fees:
Resident: Free, Non-Resident: $5.00
Course #46100

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2018 Nature Photography Contest & Gallery Night Event

The 2018 Nature Photography Gallery Night Event hosted by KC Nature at Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District and Ken-Caryl Art Guild will be held at Dakota Lodge from 6:00-8:00pm on Friday, March 23, 2018. Light food will be provided and a cash bar will be available to attendees 21 and older. All Ken-Caryl Ranch residents and non-residents are welcome to attend the event.

Winners and honorable mentions from the KCR 2018 Nature Photography Contest will be named the night of the event in the categories of Wildlife, Botanic, and Landscape photography. Participants will be notified if their photograph has been selected for display at the gallery event by March 9, 2018. All photographs selected to be displayed must be brought to Dakota Lodge ready to hang between March 19 and March 22 (See official contest rules & requirements below).

The nature-themed photographs can be taken anywhere in the world so long as they were not taken of wildlife in a captive setting or caused any stress to wildlife.

Official Rules & Requirements

Date: March 23
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Dakota Lodge
Fees: Photo submission fees:
Resident: $5 per photo, limit 3
Non-Resident: $6 per photo, limit 3
This event is free to attend. Registration required only for photo submissions.
*Photo submission automatically registers participants for the event.
Course #45832

It is past the deadline to submit photos for the event.

Note: Due to space limitations not all photo submissions can be selected for display. Photos selected for display at the gallery event will be decided upon by a panel of judges from the Ken-Caryl Art Guild and Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District Staff.

Photo Contest & Event Timeline
Feb. 1: Photo submission period opens
March 1: Photo submission period closes
March 9: Notification to participants whose photos have been selected for gallery display
March 19-22: Drop-off period for selected photos at Dakota Lodge
March 23: Gallery Event and winners announced
March 23-28: Pick up photos from Dakota Lodge (photos can be taken home at the end of the event as well)

For more information, please contact Dina Baker at dinab@kcranch.org or 303-979-4070, ext. 469.

Sponsored by Man Can.



For questions about KC Nature programs, contact Dina Baker at 303-979-4070, ext. 469, or dinab@kcranch.org.

Ken-Caryl Ranch