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KC Nature Programs for Adults & Families

Course Catalog

Check out this great KC Nature Course Catalog for upcoming spring activities:

KC Nature Course Catalog

Hiking Club

Join us for easy to moderate hikes throughout Ken-Caryl and Jefferson County. Each hike will be focused on what birds we can spot or the wildflowers that are in bloom, but this will not limit the discussion on other surroundings. Please wear proper shoes and layers, bring a day pack with water, sunscreen, a sack lunch, and binoculars if you have them. Meeting area is Dakota Lodge where we will take the shuttle to our destination.

Ages: Children under 7 years must be with a guardian
Single Hike Fee: Resident Individual: $5, Non-Resident Individual: $7
Resident Youth: $3, Non-Resident Youth: $5
Resident Family of 4: $10, Non-Resident Family of 4: $14

Date: Sunday, May 7
Time:
1-3 p.m.
Location:
Hildebrand JCOS
Level:
Easy/Moderate
Course #
44970

Date: Saturday, Aug. 5
Time:
8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location:
Meyer Ranch JCOS
Level:
Easy/Moderate
Course #
44971

Date: Saturday, Sept. 9
Time:
8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location:
Manor House to Tin Cup
Level:
Moderate/Strenuous
Course #
44972

Flower Anatomycolumbine flower

Ever wonder how flowers reproduce? We will dissect different flowers and discover the similarities and differences of their parts. What attracts the birds and the bees, how do pollinators help the flower? We will explore these questions and then go on a short hike to look for what’s in bloom.

Date: Friday, May 5
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Ages: 18 & over
Location: Dakota Lodge, Hike to the top of Hogback Trail
Fee: Resident: $10
Non-Resident: $15
Course: #44938

Registration will begin online April 3 for residents and April 10 for non-residents.

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Mom and Son Hike

Mom son hikeJoin Naturalist Gabrielle Chisholm for a hike on the Bradford Trail and tour the Bradford-Perley House. We will talk about “Leave No Trace” and the wildlife that lives in the Ken-Caryl Open Space, and then end at the fire pit at Bradford Park with smore’s and hotdogs. Please be prepared to be outside and bring a water bottle.

Date: Saturday, May 6
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Ages: Sons, 6 years and up
Location: Bradford Park
Fee: Mom and Son
Resident: $12
Non-Resident: $14
Each additional family member
Resident: $5
Non-Resident: $7
Group Size: Min. 5/Max. 20
Course #44939

Registration will begin online April 3 for residents and April 10 for non-residents.

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Wildlife Awareness Open House

bear cubs in trash canKen-Caryl Ranch is a beautiful place to live and with that, it is beneficial to be aware of the wildlife we share our home with. Come talk with the Master Association Rangers about the dos and don’ts when encountering wildlife, see mounts and skins, and grab some educational material provided by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Jefferson County Open Space.

Date: Saturday, June 24
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Dakota Lodge
Fee: This event is FREE for residents. Registration is not needed.

Bradford Perley HouseGood, Bad, and the Ugly in Ken-Caryl’s Flora

Ken-Caryl has many different wildflowers, most can be categorized as good, bad or ugly. We will go over native wildflowers, poisonous plants, and noxious weeds. There will be a presentation in the Conference Room and then a short hike to look for plants we discuss.

Date: Friday, August 4
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Ages: 18 & over
Location: Dakota Lodge, Hike to Massey Draw Trail
Fee: Resident: $10
Non-Resident: $15
Course: #44941

Registration will begin online April 3 for residents and April 10 for non-residents.

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Full Buck Moon Hike

Join Volunteer Naturalist Pam Little for a walk guided by the moon and stars. We will find constellations, talk about moon facts, and learn some interesting history of how many ancient cultures interpreted the night sky. Please be prepared to be outside, bring a flashlight, binoculars (if you have them), and a water bottle.

Date: Saturday, July 8
Time: 8:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Location: Dakota Lodge
Fee: Adult- Resident: $5
Non-Resident: $7
Youth (3-18yrs)- Resident: $3
Non-Resident: $5
Family of 4- Resident: $15
Non-Resident: $22
Group Size: Min. 5/Max. 15
Course: #44942

Registration will begin online April 3 for residents and April 10 for non-residents.

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Learn About Colorado Native Plants

Native PlantsWould you like to use Colorado native plants in your landscape? Check out the exciting new offerings below – a webinar, conference and two classes about using natives in your garden.

Why use natives? You can increase the sustainability of your garden, save money from less watering, attract native pollinators and enjoy a bounty of Colorado’s native wildflowers, shrubs and trees.

DIY Native Plant Landscaping Installation – June 30; 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Discover Native Shrubs for Your Landscape – July 21; 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Learn more at http://npm.eventbrite.com, http://coloradoplants.jeffco.us and www.ext.colostate.edu or contact us at 15200 W. 6th Avenue, Unit C, Golden, Colorado 80401, 303-271-6621; Fax 303-271-6644.

KC Nature Hops!

We will come to you! Schedule a KC Nature program for your next school program, scout program or birthday party. Topics include geology, Ken-Caryl History, mammals, Leave No Trace and more!! For more information contact Gabrielle Chisholm 303-979-4070 gabriellec@kcranch.org.

For questions about KC Nature programs, contact Gabrielle Chisholm at gabriellec@kcranch.org or 303-979-1876, ext. 106.

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