Boulder, Outdoors

Ghosts of the Grasslands: Inspire a Hike and a Boulder Philharmonic Performance

Screen Shot 2014-03-17 at 11.01.59 AMOn March 22, 2014 Open Space & Mountain Parks as well as the Boulder Philharmonic present their own interpretations of Ghosts of the Grasslands. Together they bring you the opportunity to hike & see a performance perfectly paired together! 

The Hike: Prepare for the Boulder Philharmonic concert with an easy morning hike to learn about the plants and animals of our native grasslands, and how they have changed since the first pioneers arrived in Boulder.  Naturalist Dave Sutherland will take you to a prairie dog town just south of Boulder to observe day-to-day life, and see how prairie dogs are an important part of the grassland ecosystem. Dress for the weather: it might be cool and windy. Meet at Marshall Mesa Trailhead, near the junction of Highway 93 and Eldorado Springs Drive. 9:30 to 11:30am.

The Musical Performance: Macky Auditorium, the Boulder Philharmonic will perform Ghosts of the Grasslands by composer Steven Heitzeg, a work that celebrates the life of the American prairie. More about the this performance & to purchase tickets go here.

Boulder, Outdoors

How Did Floods Impact Our Environment? Head Out On The Changing Landscapes Hike Today at 1pm to Learn More

Open Space and Mountain Parks [OSMP] invites you to join them to hike the Upper McClintock trail and visit areas Flatironsaffected by the flood. OSMP will provide contemplative time to absorb the changes on the land, as well as a brief overview of these events from the perspective of natural geologic change. This is an easy hike, about 2 miles round trip with 400 feet of elevation gain. Meet at the Chautauqua Ranger Cottage. No dogs please.

Details: Sunday, March 9, 2014 . 1 to 3:30pm