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Fall Film Series Continues at Rocky Mountain National Park

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Date: November 1, 2006
Contact: Kyle Patterson, 970-586-1363

This fall join us each Saturday night for a film festival highlighting North American Wildlife Unleashed Across America and Surviving! The programs will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center in Rocky Mountain National Park.  Learn about how wildlife in North America makes the most of their continent, whether in a “wild” or “urban setting.”  All programs are free and open to the public.  Following is the November schedule of programs:

 

Saturday,November 4, 7:00 p.m.  Life at the top: Wildlife above timberline

Wildlife Above Timberline takes you on a journey to see Colorado’s alpine wildlife.  Learn how pika and marmots depend on each other and how ptarmigan stay warm in subzero temperatures. 

 

Saturday, November 11, 7:00 p.m. simply wildlife

Simply Wildlife will help you become better acquainted with Colorado’s wildlife, from the grasslands of its Eastern Plains to its majestic 14,000-foot snowcapped mountain peaks.  Colorado is blessed with a cornucopia of wildlife species.  But for most of our state’s residents and visitors, seeing one of these creatures in the wild amounts to, at best, a fleeting glimpse as it dashes for cover. This 60 minute film features 50 different species photographed in their natural environment with identifying information and fun facts.

 

Saturday, November 18, 7:00 p.m. HOOKED ON HUMMINGBIRDS

Spectacular, close-up footage in slow motion, stop motion, and real time shows hummers flying, feeding, fighting, and nesting as you’ve never seen them before.  Filmed in the U.S. and Costa Rica, this award-winning program unveils the secrets of hummingbird aerobatics-including upside-down flight-as well as their roles as “closet carnivores,” nectar robbers, and housekeeping fuss-budgets during this 53 minute film.

 

Saturday, November 25, 7:00 p.m.

SEASONS OF THE OTTER: A YELLOWSTONE LAKE STORY

The Yellowstone Lake region contains an immense variety of wildlife and unusual geologic features that create a truly unique habitat.  The otters follow the cutthroat trout, the foundation for a complex food chain, involving grizzly bears, coyotes, eagles and osprey.  In this 52 minute venture, the river otter will guide you through this wilderness world and on the way reveal the intimate life of the otter. 

 

For more information on programs at Rocky Mountain National Park please contact the park information office at (970) 586-1206.

Did You Know?

a photo of Elizabeth Burnell, the nation's first female nature guide

Rocky Mountain National Park licensed the nation’s first female nature guides in 1917. Sisters Ester and Elizabeth Burnell learned the naturalist trade from advocate and author Enos Mills.