May
19
8:30 AM08:30

Gunnison Gorge NCA Birding Trip

Gunnison Gorge Birding Hike with Bill Harris

THIS HIKE IS FULL AS OF 5/5/18. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST, PLEASE CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW.

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Join Audubon member Bill Harris birding the banks of the Gunnison River in the Gunnison Gorge NCA.  May is an excellent time to view a host of migrating birds and year-round residents, as well.  Expect to see black phoebes, yellow-breasted chats, water fowl, spotted towhees, yellow warblers, bullocks orioles and several raptors.  There’s always a few surprises.  Expect shorts walks on flat terrain.  Bring binoculars, appropriate clothing, sunscreen, snacks and water.  We’ll wrap things up about 11:30 AM.  Trip limited to 12 people.

Come Prepared:

  • Bring plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen, a sun hat, and sunglasses.
  • Bring a camera, binoculars and field guides if desired.

For questions, contact CCA's Education Director, Rob Gay, at 970-263-7902 or rob@canyonsassociation.org

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Mar
27
5:30 PM17:30

Eagle Rock Shelter Lecture with Glade Hadden

Eagle Rock Shelter Lecture with Glade Hadden

Come join us to celebrate BLM archaeologist, Glade Hadden's, retirement by attending his last lecture as a BLM employee.

 Visitors at the Eagle Rock Shelter

Visitors at the Eagle Rock Shelter

Are you curious about western Colorado's prehistory or desire to learn more about the Eagle Rock Shelter? Then join us on Tuesday, March 27th at Two Rascals Brewing Company for this fun and interesting presentation! 

Glade will paint a picture of what life was like in western Colorado 12,000 years ago, as well as explain the history behind the discovery and excavation of Colorado's oldest home, Eagle Rock Shelter. Whether you've attended Glade's previous hiking tours to Eagle Rock Shelter or you're just looking to learn more about the area, this talk will be a great chance to learn more about the amazing Gunnison Gorge NCA and the people who have made their homes there over the millennia.

The full menu from the brewery will be available for purchase at the event.


Looking for more background on this site?

  • Click here to access a recent radio interview with CPR host Ryan Warner, CCA Board President Bob Silbernagel, and BLM Archaeologist (and our presenter) Glade Hadden. 
  • Click here for a CCA-sponsored video that features Glade Hadden and provides tips for visiting historic sites without impacting the resource. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact CCA's Education Director, Rob Gay via rob@canyonsassociation.org or 970-263-7902

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Mar
9
7:00 PM19:00

Finding and Describing the Western Slope's Oldest Dinosaur Public Lecture

Finding and Describing the Western Slope's Oldest Dinosaur

CCA's Education Director, Rob Gay, will talk about the significance of the oldest dinosaur ever found on the western slope!


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Join CCA's Education Director and paleontologist, Rob Gay, for a free public lecture in collaboration with the Museums of Western Colorado. Rob will be presenting on a recent publication, describing the oldest dinosaur known from the western slope (just outside of Moab, Utah). Rob has extensive experience speaking about the paleontology of western Colorado and eastern Utah and will explain why this little dinosaur butt fossil has such a huge importance for our understanding of the prehistory of our area. 

For questions or more information, contact Rob Gay via rob@canyonsassociation.org or 970-263-7902

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