Thursday, May 10th, 2018
Guided Pop Up Hike at Dawson Butte Open Space
9:00 am to 12:00 pm / Dawson Butte Open Space, Larkspur, Colorado / Space is limited, Please RSVP
Join Douglas Land Conservancy for a guided hike, “Early Signs of Spring” this Thursday morning at Dawson Butte Open Space.
The five-mile loop trail is rated moderately easy and travels through mostly forested areas with open meadows and views of the Front Range Mountains. The trail follows gently rolling terrain. There is no access to the top of the butte.
Dawson Butte is home to elk, bears, mountain lions, and many other wildlife species. Bring plenty of water and sun protection. Dress for the weather. Pack a lunch for after the hike if you wish. Picnic tables are located near the the parking lot. Dogs on leash are allowed to join us.
Space is limited. Our hikes fill quickly. If the event is full, please contact Amy Graziano at 303.688.8025 or [email protected] to be added to the wait list.
The hike is free, but a $10 per person donation to DLC is suggested.
Meet Your Guide:
Elizabeth Taylor is a volunteer naturalist for Douglas Land Conservancy and Douglas County Open Space. She has a Master of Science in Wildlife Management and is also a certified Colorado Native Plant Master. Throughout her career, Elizabeth has done many things including teaching zoology and working on wildlife parasite and disease research through the South Dakota Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit. Now “retired” Elizabeth expresses her passion for land stewardship through her volunteer activities such as leading nature hikes, monitoring bluebird houses, and presenting programs on wildlife species.