CC prof to lead hike through RRC, Sec. 16

       Colorado College professor and local ecologist, Miro Kummel will lead a hike Saturday, Aug. 12 to explore the connections between the geology and ecology of the Pikes Peak foothills.
       Anyone wishing to participate should register by Wednesday, Aug. 9 with the Catamount Institute, which is organizing the free program.
       Titled the Foothills Ecology and Geology Seminar, it will be from 9 a.m to 2 p.m.in Section 16 and Red Rock Canyon Open Space. The starting place will be the Bear Creek Nature Center parking lot.
       “Examine how the underlying rock type determines topography, moisture availability, soil quality and stability, then discover how these variables in turn set the stage for interactions among plants and animals,” a Catamount press release states. “Plants and rocks will be identified along the way while participants discover how they change with the topography.”
       The non-profit Cata-mount Institute is located at the Sondermann Park's Beidleman Center in the Mesa Springs neighborhood. For more information, call 471.0910, ext.105, or go to the website: website: www.catamountinstitute.org.

Westside Pioneer from a press release