Walk at South Platte Park

Let's go check out South Platte Park, especially the riparian corridor. We can meet on the porch of the Carson Nature Center and chat for a few minutes while we distribute copies of the plant list for the park and a winter shrub and tree key. Then take a walk along the river and ID some plants and maybe see some bonus birds.

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  • Karin McShea

    thank you all for the great info!! should we schedule our middle of march meetup for cheeseman park?

    February 18, 2013

    • Erika

      I would love that! I think it would be great for conifer ID practice. Plus there are lots of places to go for anyone who wants to grab a beer afterwards :)

      February 18, 2013

    • Holly

      Cheesman park sounds good to me! It seems like it would have a good mix of stuff to practice with.

      February 26, 2013

  • Amie

    This IS really cool. Thanks for sharing. Now I remember reading about fox-fire being used as a light source in the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Enjoyed today's group and really liked the cheeseman park idea as a conifer ID meet up. Hope to see you all again.

    February 16, 2013

    • Erika

      Awesome! Here is the tree spp map from Denver Forestry http://www.denvergov....­ ...I guess I was thinking of City Park but either way, looks cool! I do, however, think Cheeseman Park would be much better for conifer ID practice, so I would love to do either. City Park might be worth waiting for leaves though :) Nice meeting you today!

      February 16, 2013

    • Cindy Cain

      Thank for the great information!!!

      February 18, 2013

  • Wendy

    I didn't make it to this past meet up, but I was reading this message thread and checked out the tree map and just wanted to say thanks, this is a really nice map! I didn't know there was a tree walk in City Park.

    February 17, 2013

    • Amie

      Neither did I. The map is really cool. Thanks Erika. Looks like a big variety in City Park. Reminds me of back east. Very excited for Springtime.

      February 17, 2013

  • Erika

    Here is info on the willow galls we saw today too. It looks like they are called "pine-cone willow gall" Pretty interesting how it forms :)
    http://blog.audubonguides.com/2...­

    1 · February 16, 2013

    • Holly

      That is really interesting on how it forms! I once saw small white balls on some rabbitbrush and when I broke it open there was a larvae inside. That must have been a gall too! Yay for mystery solving :)

      February 17, 2013

  • Dean

    That's super cool. I've seen plants in caves do this. The planet earth BBC series showed some. Super cool.

    February 16, 2013

  • Erika

    Here is some info on the glowing fungus I was talking about today! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fo...­) It's pretty cool!

    February 16, 2013

  • Erika

    Hi, I'm looking forward to meeting you all! I have several plant and bird ID books that I can bring along to share :)

    February 12, 2013

  • Cindy Cain

    I may be a little late, but I am sure that I can find the group

    February 11, 2013

    • Karin McShea

      Cindy, give me a call on my cell if you can't find us. IOn friday, I will email my cell to everyone attending. I plan on walking toward the river, and then north toward the wildlife area and walking path next to the river.

      February 12, 2013

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