Journey through the prairie landscape of Jewel Mountain, one of OSMP’s more remote, diverse and resilient prairies, normally closed to the public except on staff-led hikes. Naturalists Lynne Sullivan and Dave Sutherland will guide you through an in-depth exploration of this globally unique and rare habitat. Dress for a flat but rocky off-trail hike through the grasslands, bring water and snacks and layers as the wind can really fly across this landscape, which is mostly flat, despite its name. This hike is free but limited to 15 people. Meeting location to the south of Boulder will be included in your confirmation email.Minimum Participants: 8
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Dave is an award-winning field naturalist with Boulder's Open Space and Mountain Parks department. Besides over 20 years working in the Boulder area, Dave has led outdoor education programs in Idaho, California, Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands. Dave is a natural science geek who uses games and activities to inspire others with his love of nature. He has been training for his job since the age of 4, when he began collecting rocks and butterflies and drawing his own bird books with crayons.