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Fw: Elk Rut Bus Tours with RMNA starting soon in Rocky Mountain National Park!

From: Greg W.
Sent on: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 10:58 AM

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Experience the
 Elk Rut in Rocky Mountain National Park
Join the excitement!  Witness and learn about elk sparring, bugling, and other mating behaviors on Elk Expeditions evening bus tours with the Rocky Mountain Nature Association Field Seminars Program.
 
Trips leave every Thursday through Saturday between September 12th and October 19th at 5PM from the Fall River Visitor Center and return around dusk.
 
Cost: $40 per Adult
$20 per Child 12 and under
 
To register, please visit the Fall River Visitor Center, Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, www.rmna.org, or call[masked].
 
Other educational adventures coming in September include:

Hike with a Naturalist Series     Jeff Maugans
Join Jeff as he guides participants along these trails on all-day hikes aimed to reveal the beauty and natural history of these spectacular places in RMNP. 
Moose naturally occurred in Colorado then naturally vanished from the state long before people brought them back.  Thus the moose has a prehistory and a history in this region plus a natural history as well.  This seminar, by distinguishing biological realities from cultural perceptions, will clarify both the taxonomic relatedness and the ecological context of the moose as a species.
 
Have you ever wondered about those who explored and studied this unique and famous feature?  Ever wondered about the character of Longs Peak itself?  Join Walt and Marlene Borneman for a day of intimately connecting with Longs Peak’s history, heritage and folklore from geology to colorful characters.  Along the way, Marlene will point out various flora and fauna.
 
Truly great wildlife images “connect” with a viewer and elicit a variety of emotional reactions — humor, joy, excitement, reverence, apprehension, a sense of wonder, and much more.  Creating a wildlife photograph with the power to “connect” is the result of a unique combination of skills, including knowledge of animal behavior and habits, understanding photographic equipment and technique, a bit of woodsmanship, and a large portion of patience, practice and perseverance.  This course will introduce beginning and intermediate photographers to methods, equipment and techniques they should consider to further their understanding, development and enjoyment as wildlife photographers.
 
Experience the unique courtship rituals of the Rocky Mountain elk while learning about their ecology on this full-day class designed for those interested in an in-depth look at a Rocky Mountain icon.  This seminar will study the origin, natural history, life cycle and behavior of the Rocky Mountain elk, emphasizing the rut and the rutting behaviors, which can be experienced during this season in RMNP. 

PO Box 3100 / 48 Alpine Circle | Estes Park, CO 80517 US



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