City of Boulder

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Upcoming Activities   Calendar

 Waitlist Winter Raptor Watch!
  Sunday, January 26, 2020 |   09:00 AM |  Registration Required

During the winter, Boulder is a hot spot for birds of prey: some migrate here from the very far north! Join OSMP Naturalists Dave Sutherland and Debbie Cushman to watch majestic birds of prey wheel and hunt over the prairie as we hike near Boulder...

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 Sign Up Choosing Your Adventure: The Boulder Trails Challenge
  Tuesday, January 28, 2020 |   06:00 PM | Other

Need a late start to an epic resolution? The City of Boulder is surrounded by 72 square miles of protected land with over 150 miles of trails. Could you hike them all in a year? Too many miles? Not enough? Maybe you don’t have 5 straight months of...

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 Sign Up KIDS: Animal Hat Storytime Hike!
  Wednesday, January 29, 2020 |   10:00 AM | Chautauqua Ranger Cottage

Wear your animal hat (or animal pajamas) to celebrate the animals of Open Space. Don’t have an animal hat? We have paper ears, horns or antlers to tape on your hat or wear on your head. We’ll begin with picture books starring bats, baby bears, and...

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 Register Trail Challenge Series - Mallory Cave
  Saturday, February 1, 2020 |   09:00 AM | NCAR |  Registration Required

Have you experienced all 150 miles of OSMP trails? Immerse yourself in local lands with these OSMP led hikes where we help you design your own trail challenge and keep you motivated. As a part of the Trail Challenge Series we’ll explore the unique...

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 Sign Up Boulder’s Snowbirds -DOUBLE FEATURE with Flatiron Freddy
  Sunday, February 2, 2020 |   08:45 AM | Chautauqua Ranger Cottage

Celebrate Ground Hog day with Bird Watching! Do all the best birds fly south for the winter? No way! Some of our most beautiful—and comical—residents stay here all year long. Naturalist Dave Sutherland will lead a winter bird watching expedition ...

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 Sign Up Flatiron Freddy: A Ground Hog Day Celebration
  Sunday, February 2, 2020 |   08:00 AM | Chautauqua

Ground Hog day! Join city of Boulder OSMP Rangers for a celebration of Ground Hog Day and a short hike/program. Hike the Chautauqua trail a few hundred yards to meet Freddy and see if his shadow appears. We will learn how the stars above have som...

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 Sign Up KIDS: Nature Play
  Tuesday, February 4, 2020 |   10:00 AM | Enchanted Mesa

Join OSMP for a morning of exploring, climbing, creating, and observing signs of wildlife. Nature play is an opportunity for the whole family to connect with nature. Enjoy using your imagination to build, discover, and observe the natural world. A...

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 Register Trail Challenge Series - The Shanahan Figure 8
  Saturday, February 8, 2020 |   10:00 AM | Shanahan Ridge / Lehigh |  Registration Required

Have you experienced all 150 miles of OSMP trails? Immerse yourself in local lands with these OSMP led hikes where we help you design your own trail challenge and keep you motivated. As a part of the Trail Challenge Series we’ll explore the unique...

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 Sign Up Nature for Kids & Families: Lions, Bobcats, Lynx, Oh My!
  Saturday, February 8, 2020 |   10:00 AM | Shanahan Ridge / Lehigh

Fascinated by cats? Join Debora Martin, volunteer naturalist, on an adventure into the mystery of our Colorado cats! Long tail, short tail, spots, bearded, tufted ears, ghost cats? With a little understanding of these great cats and their habit...

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 Register Owl Moon
  Sunday, February 9, 2020 |   06:00 PM |  Registration Required

Celebrate February’s full moon with a journey into the world of the great horned owl -- a powerful and mysterious nocturnal predator. Naturalist Dave Sutherland will guide you into the darkness on this easy nighttime hike in the moonlight, suitabl...

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