2:54 pm - Sunday August 20, 2017

Lake Pueblo State Park Naturalist Programs for Labor Day Weekend

Lake Pueblo State Park’s interpretive programs for adults, families, and children will wind down the summer with hikes, nature programs, and other interactive activities to connect kids and adults with nature and the outdoors. Please join us Labor Day weekend for free, fun, educational programs. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

All programs are free, but all vehicles entering the park must display an annual ($70) or daily ($7) pass. Passes may be purchased at the entrance stations, the visitor center between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., or at the self-serve stations next to the entrance booths, where a check or exact change is required. For additional information, please call 719-561-9320, ext. 23. The park is sunny, so bring water and a hat to morning and afternoon programs. Programs may be canceled if there is lightning, rain, or strong wind. The programs for Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 2 are:

 

Friday, Aug. 31

Children’s Hike — Visitor Center — 9 a.m.

Join a park naturalist for a hike along the beautiful Arkansas River. Using your senses, you will discover nature as never before!

 

Skins & Skulls Touch Table — Swim Beach — 1-3 p.m.

Can you identify an animal by just its skin or skull? Touch and examine the furs and skulls of the animals that call Lake Pueblo home, including a coyote hide and beaver pelt. Park naturalist Marcia Henning will be available to help you ID the different animal skins and skulls and answer any questions you might have. Stop by anytime.

 

Fly Fishing Workshop — Visitor Center — noon

Are you interested in learning how to fly fish, but not sure where to start? Great Outdoors Colorado Park Naturalist and Angling Instructor Sandy Strickland will guide you through the basics of fly fishing from rods and reels to flies and casting. Pre-Registration is NOT required, but practice equipment is limited.

 

Evening Birding Kayak — North Wildlife Boat Ramp — 6-8:30 p.m.

If you own your own kayak and want to learn about birds or enjoy birding, this program is for you! Great Outdoors Colorado Park Naturalist Sandy Strickland will lead a guided kayak birding paddle around the west end of the lake.  Pre-Registration IS REQUIRED and space is limited to 20 participants. Call 719-561-9320, ext. 23, to register.

 

Saturday, Sept. 1

Skins & Skulls Touch Table — Visitor Center — noon-2 p.m.

Can you identify an animal by just its skin or skull? Touch and examine the furs and skulls of the animals that call Lake Pueblo home including a coyote hide and beaver pelt.  Great Outdoors Colorado Park Naturalist Sandy Strickland will be available to help you ID the different animal skins and skulls and answer any questions you might have. Stop by anytime.

 

Cougar vs. Dog Track Presentation — Visitor Center Auditorium — 2-3 p.m.

Once you can identify animals by their skin or skull, can you identify their tracks?  Park naturalist Marcia Henning will lead you on an exciting adventure discovering the unique differences between feline and canine footprints in this interactive presentation.

 

Making Tracks for Home — Swim Beach — 4-6 p.m.

Now that you can identify cougar and coyote prints, head to the Swim Beach with Great Outdoors Colorado Park Naturalist Sandy Strickland to make casts of animal tracks that you can take home. Tracks will be made during the first hour since they take at least 45 minutes to cure.  So make sure you arrive early!

 

Campground Program-Beavers: Nature’s Engineers — Arkansas Point Amphitheater — 8 p.m.

Beavers are uniquely adapted as underwater engineers.  Join Great Outdoors Colorado Park Naturalist Sandy Strickland to discover the adaptations of this once nearly extinct species that changes the landscape as much as mankind.

 

Sunday, Sept. 2

Whoooo Got Eaten? — Visitor Center — 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Discover what owls eat with park naturalist Marcia Henning when she leads owl pellet dissection.  Owl pellets are limited, so first come, first dissect!

 

Skins & Skulls Touch Table — Northern Plains Campground Office — noon-2 p.m.

Can you identify an animal by just its skin or skull? Touch and examine the furs and skulls of the animals that call Lake Pueblo home including a coyote hide and beaver pelt.  Great Outdoors Colorado Park Naturalist Sandy Strickland will be available to help you ID the different animal skins and skulls and answer any questions you might have. Stop by anytime.

 

Wildlife Photography Workshop — Visitor Center Auditorium — 5 p.m.

Are you interested in wildlife photography?  Want to get better?  Great Outdoors Colorado Park Naturalist and wildlife photographer Sandy Strickland along with professional wildlife photographers Ron Drummond and Tracy Anderson will present a workshop on wildlife photography and etiquette followed by hands-on practice of photography techniques on wildlife in the park.  You must have your own camera but professional photographer Tracy Anderson will be available to answer all your equipment questions. Equipment will NOT be available for participant use, so make sure you bring your own camera and tripod! Pre-registration is NOT required.

 

Monday, Sept. 3

Skins & Skulls Touch Table — Visitor Center — 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Can you identify an animal by just its skin or skull? Touch and examine the furs and skulls of the animals that call Lake Pueblo home including a coyote hide and beaver pelt.  Great Outdoors Colorado Park Naturalist Sandy Strickland will be available to help you ID the different animal skins and skulls and answer any questions you might have. Stop by anytime.

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