Friday, 17. May 2019, Cherokee Ranch, Wildflower Hike at Cherokee Ranch - Friday, May 17; 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Come explore spring plants at this lovely location south of Denver at the remarkable Cherokee Ranch and Castle Foundation which encompasses 3400 hilly acres of Ponderosa and Shrub Oak east of Castle Rock. 
Trainers:  Lenore Mitchell has been teaching NPM courses since 2006. She is the president of Metro Chapter Colorado Native Plant Society. She also has taught for DU Olli and has led hikes for DBG, Roxborough State Park and CoNPS. 
Native Plant Master/Colorado Flora Certificate:  To learn more, click here.  
Lifezone:  Foothill-like zone.
Optional Text (Recommended):  1) Flora of Colorado by Jennifer Ackerfield available through Colorado Native Plant Society bookstore (), local and online retail outlets. 
When/Where to meet:  Meet first time at 8:15 AM at the Picnic House parking lot. Class starts at 8:30 AM sharp. 
Directions:  Enter Cherokee Ranch, drive two miles to main parking lots (don’t park there) turn right at Picnic House sign and follow short road to Picnic House parking lot. Restrooms available there.  Please view the Cherokee Ranch map and driving directions at the following link 
What to bring:  Pencil, hand lens (approximately 10x), daypack, water, **** lunch, rain gear, sun and wind protection, personal items you will need on the trail where there are no restrooms, etc. Please come prepared for moderately strenuous walking on hot, cold, windy, rainy or snowy days. The textbook and hand lens can be purchased through the Colorado Native Plant Society () or any on-line or local area bookstore.  
Special Instructions: Please note there is no public access to Cherokee Ranch at any time unless registered for a specific program.
Carpooling:  Carpooling is strongly encouraged.  Contact npmassistant@ you would like to carpool and your contact information will be shared with others interested in carpooling.  Any liability arising from such arrangements are the participants' sole responsibility.

Wildflower Hike at Cherokee Ranch - Friday, May 17; 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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