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Lambs, Calves, and Kits: New Life in Rocky Mountain National Park

  • 3450 Fall River Road, Estes Park, CO 80517
  • Phone: (970) 586-3262
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Join instructor Dawn Wilson and learn about the new life that spring and early summer bring to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Wildlife Babies of Rocky Mountain National Park

In late May, Rocky's wildlife start to give birth to the season's little ones. By the end of June, the babies are quickly growing and romping around the meadows and tundra. Bird parents are also busy this time of year feeding nestlings. This afternoon program will discuss which animals are found in the park, when their babies are born, and the various behaviors the animals use to keep the vulnerable little ones safe. There will be opportunities to learn how to photograph the young animals, how to stay safe around the wildlife, and techniques for making fun photos of Colorado's wild little ones. Animal sightings may include bighorn sheep, moose, elk, pika, marmots and a variety of birds.

Who: Participants ages 16 and up. Expect short-distance walks throughout the day, primarily on level terrain.

Where: Meet at the Fall River Visitor Center and travel together to various locations within RMNP in Conservancy vehicles. Required park fees and permits are included in your registration.

What to Bring:

About your instructor: A full-time photographer and writer, Dawn specializes in photographing and telling the stories about wildlife of high latitudes and high altitudes of the Rocky Mountains and Alaska. Animals at these locations love the cold as much as Dawn does, and the views bring peace to an often hectic life as a nature photographer. Dawn travels extensively visiting remote locations, looking for wildlife to tell their story, raising awareness about wildlife habitat conservation, and writing about many of these destinations in magazine articles.

Conservancy members get 15% off individual registration when you use the discount code in your membership email! Limit 2 per membership.

Not a member of the Conservancy? Learn more and join here: Conservancy Membership

If you have questions about this course, please contact the Field Institute by email at or by phone at 970-586-3262.