EventsColorado Outdoors: Wildlife and Native Plants in Colorado

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Belmar Library


Always be exploring...

We love being outside in Colorado. This series focuses on Colorado's great outdoors. From outside hobbies and interests, to gardening in the Mile High state, discover Colorado's greatest assets.

Wildlife and Native Plants in Colorado Wildlife and plant expert Milt Robinson presents an interesting look at Colorado's unqiue wildlife and plants.

About your speaker:
Milt Robinson has a Bachelor or Science degree in forest management, a Master of Science degree in forest watershed hydrology, and a Ph.D. in public administration. With 33 years of experience with the U.S. Forest Service as a forester and hydrologist, he spent another 17 years as Director of Environmental Policy and Management at the University of Denver. He is a Certified Native Plant Master (CSU Extension program) and a volunteer with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, specializing in angler education for youngsters. He also volunteers with Mt. Evans alpine public information, the Georgetown Bighorn Sheep Festival, Estes Park's Elkfest, and archery instruction for schools.

  • Explore how wildlife depends on soil, water and native plants for food, shelter, and reproduction.
  • Examine the soil food web by understanding microscopic organisms and how they convert plant material into energy for higher animals.
  • Discover how Colorado's wildlife co-evolved with native plants and learn the which plants are native, alien and noxious.
  • Experience popular wildlife species using artifacts such as antlers, skins/furs, bones, and pictures.
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