The Shanahan Ridge trails loop through one of the most beautiful parts of OSMP. The pine forests and lush, wet meadows are thick with wildflowers and a haven for wildlife. Join a flower treasure hunt with naturalist Dave Sutherland to seek out blue penstemons, lavender iris, yellow cinquefoils and orange wallflowers – plus butterfly sightings guaranteed at no extra charge! We may also meet some of the cattle grazing the property to control invasive plants and protect the flowers. Meeting location provided when you register.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.