FCAS Presents

The Fort Collins Audubon Society presents

David Leatherman
Forest Entomologist and Avid Birder

“The Natural Highs of Lower Rist Canyon”

Thursday, September 8th, 2022

***This program will also be accessible online using Zoom***

Enter the following link on your web browser at or before 7 p.m. and follow the instructions to join the meeting virtually: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83108184042

Mountain Lion photo from CPW files

The fancy word for it is an “ecotone”. That is, the zone where two different habitat types meet. Rist Canyon is one such place, a melding of prairie with mountains. The wondrous math of it is 1 + 1 = 3: prairie and mountain species plus those of the foothills not typical of the other two. This presentation celebrates the rich diversity of one small piece of Lower Rist Canyon with emphasis on taxa characteristic of wildfire and bark beetle aftermaths.

David Leatherman is a retired Forest Entomologist, avid birder and photographer.

NOTE: Due to the unpredictable nature of the pandemic, it may become necessary to cancel the in-person portion of our meeting and conduct the meeting entirely via Zoom. If you plan to attend the meeting in person, please check our website, Instagram, or Facebook page the day of the meeting to see if the in-person gathering has been canceled. We hope that won't be necessary.