Wanting a quick hike this evening, we went to Devil's Backbone. It's not too far from where we're staying and easy for the little people in our family. Once in the parking lot, we began chatting with this man, who pointed out how the birds were chattering. He said that noise told him there were snakes in the trees trying to eat oriole eggs.
Yesterday we spent a few hours by the Poudre River at Lions Open Space, also very close to us. A storm blew through Friday night so the waters were a bit murky. The kids still had a blast throwing rocks and digging in the sand.