Just how do our local plants and animals survive the changing of the seasons and life in the cold? Winter can be a tough time, but our resourceful species have a whole tool box of strategies for survival. Enjoy this easy hike and exploration with OSMP Naturalist Dave Sutherland. Bring water, snacks and appropriate clothes, depending on whatever weather greets us that day. Strap-on traction for footwear (e.g. micro-spikes or Yak-tracks) is a must, since the trail may be very slick and icy. All ages welcome. Meet at the Shanahan Ridge trail access point at 1903 Lehigh Street in Boulder, where Lehigh and Lafayette Streets meet. Free parking is available along the street.
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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.