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Learn about mountain lions
Learn about mountain lions from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center, 910 Colorow Road, Golden. Touch a mountain lion pelt, feel their sharp teeth and learn more about the animals from a naturalist. No registration necessary. For more information, visit jeffco.us/open-space/nature/nature-programs.
Learn Staunton State Park history
Learn about the history of Staunton State Park during a hike from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at the park, 11559 Upper Ranch Drive, Pine. The hike meanders through the park, ending at the original Staunton cabin in the Historical Cabin District. For more information, call 303-816-0912.
Make nature-related holiday crafts
The Lookout Mountain Nature Center will offer a free program for children 2 to 8 to make nature-related holiday crafts such as animal track wrapping paper, animal cards and ornaments from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 9 and 10, at the center, 910 Colorow Road, Golden.
View the Geminids meteor shower
View the Geminids meteor shower at Hildebrand Ranch Park, 9880 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. Meet the naturalist in the main parking lot, and dress to be outside. For more information, visit jeffco.us/open-space/nature/nature-programs.
Learn about owls
Learn about owls and their habits from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center, 910 Colorow Road, Golden. No registration necessary.
Winter’s night campfire
Celebrate the beginning of winter at a winter’s night campfire from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center, 910 Colorow Road, Golden. Listen to stories and songs while sipping hot chocolate. This event is perfect for families. For more information, visit jeffco.us/open-space/nature/nature-programs.
Lutheran Church of the Cross has two hiking options. In April through November, the moderate/advanced group meets on the second Wednesday of the month and the beginner group, which is slow paced with frequent stops, meets the fourth Wednesday of the month. If you would like to be on the e-mail list for these hikes, call the church office at 303-674-4130 or e-mail email@example.com.
Moonlight Garden Club to meet
The Evergreen Moonlight Garden Club meets on the second Tuesday evening of each month and is open to those interested in gardening in the high altitude environment. For more information, contact Joyce Cassidy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seedling trees available for reforestation
Landowners interested in reforesting mountain properties recently ravaged by insect infestation or wildfire may be eligible for low-cost seedling trees from the Colorado State Forest Service. The CSFS nursery offers a variety of native seedling trees ideal for restoration, including lodgepole pine, Douglas fir, ponderosa pine and aspen. To purchase seedling trees from the CSFS, landowners must meet the following criteria: use the seedlings for conservation purposes only; purchase seedlings in minimums of 30 to 50 (depending on species and size); agree not to use seedlings for landscaping or resale. Seedling orders are being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, visit www.csfs.colostate.edu.
Little Fledglings Preschool Nature Hour
Little Fledglings Preschool Nature Hour will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. the first and third Wednesday of every month at the Audubon Center at Chatfield State Park. Children ages 3-6 (and parent/guardians, too) will discover wildlife and the natural world through themed stories, crafts and activities each month. Cost for members is $5 per child and their adult, and $2 each additional child. Cost for non-member is $8 per child and their adult, and $4 each additional child. Registration required. For information or to register, call 303-973-9530, e-mail email@example.com visit www.denveraudubon.org.