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Trees, Beavers, And Shrubs. Oh My! Arbor Day Guided Hike
April 27, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Interested in learning more about the trees and shrubs in our region? Join Douglas Land Conservancy and Douglas County Open Space for a guided Arbor Day hike focusing on the trees and shrubs that grow along East Plum Creek at Columbine Open Space. We will observe the effects of beavers in the riparian area and get a special preview of a new segment of the Colorado Front Range Trail. The hike is rated easy, with a few short climbs. on the south side.
Columbine Open Space is protected for its important wetlands along Plum Creek, pine forest and Gambel oak habitat. The trails are comprised of two 1.5 mile loops that follow through the upper grasslands and shrublands. An old red barn and rock springhouse are located on this property. Sorry, no dogs are allowed. The trail is rated easy, with a short climb on the south loop. There is a picnic shelter located at the open space if you would like to enjoy lunch prior to the hike.
Please wear long pants and sunscreen. Bring plenty of water and a snack. Following the hike, we are planning an optional meetup at The Spur of the Moment Bar and Grill 8885 S Spruce Mountain Rd, Larkspur, CO 80118 We hope you can join us to kick off the weekend.