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“Traipsing Across the Colorado Plateau – (Mis) Adventures With Fred”

City Hall Auditorium 250 N 5th St. Grand Junction, CO
Local archaeologist and historian, Bill Harris, revisits his experiences traveling the Colorado Plateau participating in historic and prehistoric research projects. The illustrated talk focuses on the speaker’s travels with author, guide and educator, Fred Blackburn over the last 30 years.

Doug Vanetten
970 433 4312

“The Archaeology of the Ute Indians and Their Final Years in Western Colorado”

City Hall Auditorium 250 N 5th St. Grand Junction, CO
Local archaeologist, Curtis Martin, Principal Investigator for the Colorado Wickiup Project - Dominquez Archaeological Research Group (DARG), will present his talk on the indigenous Ute Indians of Colorado. The presentation will include an overview of the earliest occupants of the state, going back over 13,000 years, with emphasis on the Ute Indians and their final years as sovereign residents. Field methods for analyzing and dating these rapidly disappearing cultural resources will be discussed and a call-to-action will be made for statewide support of what is perceived as a crucial need for documenting these ephemeral, and threatened wooden features.

Doug Vanetten
970 433 4312

Where Are The Birds in Southern France & Northwest Italy?

First Presbyterian Church 3940 27 1/2 Road Grand Junction, Colorado 81506
Nic Korte will discuss what he learned about birds and birding in Southern France and Northwest Italy this past summer. There are some great locations and wonderful birds to see. Unfortunately, populations are down, and there are some big lessons that the United States should be heeding. Come and see some nice photographs, get some trip ideas, and some thoughts about more things that we need to do in the United States.

Grand Valley Audubon Society

John Fielder's Multimedia Wilderness Photography Presentation

Colorado Mesa University Center Ballroom 1100 North Ave Grand Junction, CO 81501
Conservation Colorado is proud to announce that John Fielder and his statewide photography tour entitled, A Celebration of 50 Years of Wilderness, are coming to Colorado Mesa University on Wednesday, November 19th for a public presentation at 7:30pm. The presentation is not to be missed as it spans decades of his work, includes over 300 of his stunning wilderness photographs and is accompanied by music and stories to guide the audience through the show.

Tickets are $5 and available at the door starting at 7:00 pm or online.

The event compliments John Fielder’s corresponding photography exhibit on display at the Mesa County Central Library in downtown Grand Junction beginning November 10th.

***Presented by: Conservation Colorado, Western Colorado Congress, Great Old Broads for Wilderness and Sierra Club***

***Sponsored by: Grand Valley Audubon Society, Desert Ecosystem Analysis & Restoration, Colorado National Monument Association, Grand Mesa Back Country Horsemen and Colorado Mountain Club***

Kate Graham, 970-243-0002,

Nature Day Celebration

Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, CO
Fountain Creek Nature Center-2 presentations: “Adaptations” at 11:30am. Will discuss various plant and animal adaptations that make it possible for them to live in specific habitats. Will “dress up” several children volunteers to visually illustrate and understand some adaptations. Awesome Arthropods or “Big Bugs” at 1:30. Includes a puppet show, a presentation on arthropods and a “meet and greet” with some big bugs included hissing cockroaches and a tarantula.

Deb R., 719-686-1820,