Mesa Verde Offers Free Winter Plant Identification Hike
Contact: Betty Lieurance, 970-529-4608
Contact: Al Schneider, 970-882-4647
Join the San Juan/Four Corners Native Plant Society on a winter plant identification hike at Mesa Verde National Park on Saturday, March 1, beginning at 9 a.m. The guided hike is free, but advance reservations are required. This hike is recommended for high school age to adult. Participants will meet at the Morefield Village gas station, and then explore the hillsides around the Morefield Campground, learning how to identify plants in the winter months. Be prepared to be outdoors for 2–3 hours with extra layers of clothing, water, and snacks. There is a limit of 15 adults and children. If needed, snowshoes will be provided, or you may bring your own. To make a reservation and for more information on the hike, please call Al Schneider with the San Juan Four Corners Native Plant Society at 970-882-4647.
Did You Know?
A subterranean kiva remained 50 degrees Fahrenheit all year round. So for the Ancestral Puebloans, it stayed cool in the summer, and only a small fire was needed to keep it warm in the winter.