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Summer Evening Programs Swing in to Full Gear

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Date: June 26, 2007
Contact: Kyle Patterson, 970-586-1363

Numerous programs are beginning for the summer season at Rocky Mountain National Park. The following evening programs will be held at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center auditorium and are free and open to the public.

 

Thursday, June 28, 7:30 p.m. – Humming Along: Rocky’s Hummingbirds

Join Fred and Tena Engelman as they discuss the hummingbird research they have done over the past few years in Rocky Mountain National Park. They will share great photos and their findings about the importance of the park to hummingbirds. This is part of the Science Behind the Scenery series, which will be held every Thursday night through the summer.

 

Friday, June 29, 7:30 p.m. - Those Amazing Mammals

Rocky Mountain National Park has a diverse population of mammals. In this illustrated program, come and learn the role each mammal plays in the park and how they interact.

 

Saturday, June 30, 7:30 p.m. - The Pika - Heir of the Ice Age

Rocky’s severe alpine tundra is home to the Pika, a small ultra-cute hare & leftover from the Ice Age. Specifically adapted to the frigid alpine environment, the Pika’s habitat could be impacted by climate change.

 

Sunday, July 1, 7:30 p.m. - If You Build It, They Will Come

Trail Ridge Road, the highest continuous paved road in the nation, is 75 years old! In this illustrated presentation, celebrate the history and grandeur of this road, which has excited visitors for generations.

 

Thursday, July 5, 7:30 p.m. – Rocky’s Charismatic Little Mammals
Sean Maher is the Rocky Mountain Nature Association Bailey Fellow for 2007. He will talk about chipmunks, rock squirrels, deer mice, pack rats, bushy-tailed wood rats, montane voles, and other small mammals. His research includes recording what mammals are found at various elevations and what diseases they may carry. This is part of the Science Behind the Scenery series, which will be held every Thursday night through the summer.

 

Friday, July 6, 7:30 p.m. -Those Amazing Mammals

Rocky Mountain National Park has a diverse population of mammals. In this illustrated program, come and learn the role each mammal plays in the park and how they interact.

 

Saturday, July 7, 7:30 p.m. - The Wild Bunch: Squirrels, Chipmunks & Marmots

Squirrels, chipmunks and marmots are some of Rocky’s smaller wildlife - but wild they are! In this illustrated program, come learn about their lifestyle and even hear a “tall tale” about a tiny animal.

 

Sunday, July 8, 7:30 p.m. - If You Build It, They Will Come

Trail Ridge Road, the highest continuous paved road in the nation, is 75 years old! In this illustrated presentation, celebrate the history and grandeur of this road, which has excited visitors for generations.

 

For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park or other programs offered please call (970) 586-1206.

Did You Know?

a photo of Abner Sprague buying a pass to Rocky Mountain National Park

Homesteader and lodge keeper Abner Sprague was the first person to pay to enter Rocky Mountain National Park. His fee was $3.