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Outdoor Briefs

Thursday Cruisers continue

The Thursday night cruiser rides officially ended in October with colder weather and shorter days. 

But at least two cyclists are still meeting to ride if anyone is interested. 

You are welcome to join Tim and Anthony who continue to meet at Bingo Burger at 6 p.m. and ride an hour or so.

They tend to swing by Bingo Burger around 6:30 p.m. to see if any others come to join a bit later. 

For more information, click on the website at www.activepueblo.net.

Eagle Days Festival slated

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife has scheduled its 2014 Eagle Days Festival in Pueblo from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 at Lake Pueblo State Park.

The event features eagle-viewing opportunities, hands-on activities for the kids, live bird programs and educational presentations by raptor experts.

The festival will open at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 31 in the Lake Pueblo auditorium.

Parks seeks game crime info

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is looking for clues about animal remains found dumped near the Sawyer Ridge subdivision in Pueblo.

Officials are asking the public for any information that may lead to the individual or individuals responsible.

The remains, discovered Dec. 26, belonged to a cow elk and a pronghorn.

Anyone with information should call 565-9562 or 1-877-265-6648. Email tips can be sent to game.thief@state.co.us.

January nature toddlers

Being outdoors with young children and babies during the cool days of winter is healthy for both parents and young ones.

At Nature Toddlers, enjoy being outside to play games, learn songs and explore what is happening on the forest floor.

Join the Mountain Park Environmental Center for this fun hour of learning, exploration and play at 10 a.m. Friday in Beulah.

Details/registration at www.hikeandlearn.org.

A winter afternoon hike

Maybe there will be snow on the ground, maybe there won’t. Either way, head out along the trails, seeing what the land looks like in late January for a winter afternoon hike with the Mountain Park Environmental Center in Beulah at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Yoga in nature women’s retreat

Whether you are new to yoga, or an experienced practitioner, this is the perfect format to step away from your busy life and participate in yoga classes and personal retreat time that will fortify your current yoga practice at the Mountain Park Environmental Center in Beulah.

The retreat includes four meals, one night in the beautiful Horseshoe Lodge, plus full retreat program (there is also the option to attend day program only).

The retreat is from 11 a.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Details/registration at www.hikeandlearn.org.

Homeschool in the park

Participate in a full day of educational activities, taking place in Pueblo Mountain Park, the ideal outdoor classroom with Homeschool in the Park: Nutrition, Health, & Survival Skills: Fire Building.

Your child will come from each session with a full day of hands-on learning they can tell you about.

Includes transportation from Pueblo on Jan. 31.

Details/registration at www.hikeandlearn.org.

Family winter camp

A terrific “camp for families” to enjoy the wonders of nature during the winter; guided hikes, nature games, snow activities and an evening at the fire circle with those you love from 10 a.m. Feb. 15 to 10 a.m. Feb. 16. Includes all meals and lodging.

February nature toddlers

Being outdoors with young children and babies during the cool days of winter is healthy for both parents and young ones.

At Nature Toddlers , enjoy being outside to play games, learn songs and explore what is happening on the forest floor. Join us for this fun hour of learning, exploration and play.

Come to one or both sessions at 10 a.m. Feb. 14 or at 2 p.m. Feb. 22.

Details/registration at www.hikeandlearn.org.

‘Zuke’s’ walk your dog hike 2

This is about the halfway point of winter…a perfect excuse to take a hike with your pup (or a snowshoe, weather permitting – and we have the snowshoes if you don’t).

The hike is at 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Mountain Park Environmental Center in Beulah.

Dress warm and be ready for fun and exercise. Dogs must be leashed.

Nature journaling for women

Do you love to write in your journal?

Or maybe you used to keep a journal and got out of the habit?

Or maybe you have always been intrigued by the idea of keeping a journal?

No matter what the case, this Nature Journaling Retreat Day will inspire you to journal from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Mountain Park Environmental Center in Beulah.

Includes a delicious and healthy lunch.

Winter wildflower hike

By this time each year, the park’s first species of wildflower, spring beauty, is sometimes blooming (sometimes as early as late January), so we’ll be looking for them.

Flowers or no flowers, it will be a terrific late morning hike at 10 a.m. Feb. 22 at the Mountain Park Environmental Center in Beulah.

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