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Scamper, Gallop & Fly: The Wildlife of the Rocky Mountains

Scamper, Gallop & Fly: The Wildlife of the Rocky Mountains
Wednesday, November 2
7:00 p.m.

Bats that fly in daytime. Lizard species that are all female. Mice that howl, and hunt for prey. Snakes that “play dead.” Bighorn sheep that live in the desert… If you thought the wildlife of the Rocky Mountains was just deer, bears and bunnies, you’re in for a surprise! Come discover the wonders, mysteries and quirky lives of the diverse and abundant wildlife of the Rocky Mountains by award-winning Colorado nature writer and zoologist Mary Taylor Young. From the tiny shrew to the mighty moose, you’ll meet the many animals adapted to live in the high prairies and mountains of the Rocky Mountain region.
Book signing immediately afterwards.  Contact Severson Dells to register at 1-815-335-2915.

Mary Taylor Young has been chasing birds and other creatures around Colorado for more than 30 years. She is an award-winning nature writer, zoologist and naturalist. Her 15 books include The Guide to Colorado Reptiles & Amphibians, The Guide to Colorado Birds, The Colorado Wildlife Viewing Guide and The Guide to Colorado Mammals. Her latest book, Rocky Mountain National Park: The First 100 Years, is the Park’s official centennial history.  Mary has written extensively for the US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, National Park Service and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Her Words On Birds appeared in the Rocky Mountain News of Denver for 16 years. 

Later Event: November 5
Morning Bonfire