This is offered as a two-day course; participants can sign up for one or both days. Day One (Saturday, July 1) will focus on montane and subalpine wildflowers. Day Two will focus on alpine wildflowers. Explore the wonder and diversity of Rocky Mountain National Park’s wildflowers with experienced RMNP interpretive naturalist, Leanne Benton. Rocky Mountain National Park’s vertical topography allows for a wide variety of habitats, and participants will search out lush wildflower displays across the park, from serene montane meadows to high alpine ridges. Participants will get up close with mountain flora to discover their unique adaptations for survival in harsh conditions, and uncover the interesting stories behind their pretty faces. This course will also help participants hone their observation skills and build confidence in their ability to identify plants and flowers found throughout Rocky and the surrounding areas. We will meet at the Estes Park Visitor Center each day and travel together to various sites in Rocky Mountain National Park in Conservancy vehicles. Registration includes all required fees and permits for Rocky Mountain National Park. (7:00 am to 3:30 pm each day)
Note: Cost is $200 for Day I or Day II or $350 for both days.