Winter Ecology Workshop

D2X_2279Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument to Host Winter Ecology Workshop on
Saturday, January 23
Have you ever wondered how the animals of our area survive our harsh Colorado
winter? Have you ever wondered who or what is making the tracks in the snow near
your house? Perhaps it is time to embrace winter and explore the wondrous world of
winter ecology.
Join volunteer interpretive ranger Steven Veatch and explore the interrelationships of
plants and animals in the winter environment. This program will investigate physical and biological processes and their interactions in snow-covered environments. This two hour program will begin with an indoor presentation of about 20 minutes followed by explorations in the field. Come prepared for winter by dressing in layers, bringing plenty of snacks and water, and being prepared to be outside and do some hiking (less than a mile) in winter conditions. This program will be family friendly with lots of hands on fun activities but most appropriate for 10 years and up.

Admission for the program is the regular park entrance fee, which is $5 per adult (16
years and older); children and federal pass holders are free. Families with one or more fourth graders will be able to receive a free federal lands pass good for one year. For additional information, please call (719) 748-3253 or visit our website: or on Facebook at /FlorissantNPS