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Bird Walk
Saturday, July 19

Lead by expert birder Clif Smith, this is an informal walk along the Arkansas River. Designed with beginners in mind, its emphasis will be on basic bird identification. It will last 1-1 ½ hours and is also suitable for birders with some experience, or anyone who may enjoy a nature walk along the river. Meet at Cottonwood Picnic area, 7:30 a.m.

Marmot Fest
Saturday, July 19

Discover the unique characteristics of this much-loved mammal and learn how we can work together to protect them and their habitats. The day is filled with a morning guided hike and activities throughout the day appropriate for all ages. Visitors will also have the opportunity to help protect the mischievous marmot by contributing to the Friends of Staunton State Park "Adopt-a-Marmot" stewardship program.

Guided Bird Walk
Sunday, July 20

Grab your bird book and binoculars and join us for bird watching adventures lead by Naturalist Doris Cruze. Bring a snack and water.


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