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Upcoming Saturday Evening Programs On June 9 and June 16

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Date: June 5, 2012
Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363

Saturday, June 9, 7:00 p.m. - Beaver Meadows Visitor Center

The Wild Bunch: Squirrels, Chipmunks & Marmots  Squirrels, chipmunks and marmots are some of Rocky's smaller wildlife - but wild they are! How do Marmots prepare for hibernating all winter long. Did you know that Rocky Mountain National Park has three species of Chipmunks? Can you tell them apart? Why do Tree Squirrels battle frequently in the forest? Which Squirrel looks a little devilish? Join long-time park ranger Sue Spearing to learn about the wild bunch's lifestyle and even hear a "tall tale" about a tiny animal in this illustrated program at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. 

Saturday, June 9, 7:00 p.m. - Kawuneeche Visitor Center

Forest Fires and Beetle Kill: Lessons from Helping Our Neighbors  Join Grand Lake Fire Chief Mike Long to find out about the many lessons learned by the Wildland Fire Team as they have fought fires across the country. Using images, he will tell the story of how the fire service responds to 100,000-acre wildfires, the logistics behind supporting thousands of firefighters, and what we are learning about fire behavior through stands of beetle kill. The safety of our firefighters is always paramount, even as we engage in a high hazard environment. 

Saturday, June 16, 7:00 p.m. - Beaver Meadows Visitor Center

Wolves? Wolverines?  In the wilderness lives the WILD. In recent years, rare animals have been seen in the park. From Wolverines to Wolves are these sightings real or visitor's imagination running wild. Can a Wolverine travel over 600 miles to make Rocky Mountain National Park its home. Come discover the secrets about these wild creatures and learn the importance of reporting rare animal sightings from long-time park ranger Dar Spearing.  

For more information on Rocky Mountain National Park please call the park's Information Office at (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.