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We at Cherry Hills Land Preserve hope you are managing in this time of uncertainty. We find ourselves looking for the silver linings of our situation and take solace in the gift of time to enjoy the trails, parks, and open spaces in our community. For many of us, it's a slower time which allows us to reconnect with nature and neighbors - from 6 feet apart, of course - and remind ourselves what makes Colorado and the Village a special place.

This month’s newsletter highlights ways to engage with nature close to home with cool links, resources, and activity ideas. Please note the City’s reminders on social distancing so we can continue to #flattenthecurve, and don't forget to reach out to support each other and take mental breaks by exploring nature close to home.

Together, we can beat this thing and return to a sense of normalcy. 

Stay well and wash your hands,

Cherry Hills Land Preserve

In Our Own Backyard

Explore Nature Close to Home!

While you and the family are spending this extra time close to home this month, you can still explore! Whether in your backyard or along the trails, share your findings with us on Instagram (or send them directly to us at Share your discoveries of the creatures in the creek, the blooming flowers, sunsets (or sunrises for the early birds!), your horses...if it's nature in CHV, we want to see! Tag us and use our new hashtag:


Tools For Your Time At Home

The Nature Conservancy: Cool Green Science Blog

Cool Green Science, the conservation science blog by The Nature Conservancy, explores conservation science to help answer some of the most compelling questions out there — questions that have profound implications for the quality of our lives and for all other life on the planet.
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Audubon's Joy of Birds

Birding a little more the way you fly? has created a new page, The Joy of Birds, to bring a little bit of happiness in these trying times. The page includes practical birding tips, cute baby bird pictures, and funny bird videos - there's even a culture article on what makes a "birb" meme.
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Sea Legacy on Instagram

Sea Legacy was created by Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier to create healthy and abundant oceans. The Instagram account features OceanSchool, a series on different life in the ocean and a bit of swimmingly fun trivia. You can also watch their IGTV channel that covers topics from corral to crocodiles to Canadian wildlife.
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Backyard Astronomy

We're in for some clear nights in Colorado, so why not go out and stargaze a bit? Sky & Telescope has an Interactive Sky Chart available to make it easier to find what's in the sky in our neck of the woods - click below to learn about the chart and start gazing! Need a few tips on how to set up your backyard astronomy fun? Sky & Telescope has some pointers for beginners here!
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Watch a Documentary on Sculptor Andy Goldsworthy

"Andy Goldsworthy's art is supposed to fall apart. He creates large-scale outdoor sculptures and artworks out of natural materials like mud, wood, ice and stone in an attempt to imbue the physical world with a spiritual, ephemeral element..." This documentary is currently available to rent from Amazon Prime - and if you want a brief intro to Andy Goldsworthy, check out this short segment from PBS.
Watch PBS Segment

Notices From The City Of CHV

Trails are open!

However, please:
  • Do not use them if you are symptomatic;
  • Follow the CDC's hygiene guidelines;
  • Be prepared for a lack of bathrooms and water fountains;
  • Share the trail;
  • Follow social distancing - 6 feet apart!
Also, in light of certain shortages, the City has issued a PSA on items that should NOT be flushed down a toilet. Examples of such items include: paper towels, napkins, disinfection wipes or feminine hygiene products.

And finally, be aware of an increase in scams, especially around coronavirus and the federal stimulus package. At this time, there are no take home test kits (free or otherwise) nor are there vaccines, and the IRS will never call you for information. For more information from the CHV Police Department, click below.
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What have you been doing to keep busy during the stay-at-home order?

Send us a message and tell us about it - we'll share with our neighbors! 

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