Author Archives: Friends of Lory State Park

Fun for the Whole Family in Lory State Park

Like much of the population of Northern Colorado, my family is a multisport unit. Not particularly good at, or serious about, any of them, but we do engage in a multitude of activities: soccer, cycling, roller skating, fishing, pickleball — anything with a low cost of entry and easy access. Like many active families, our […]

Help keep young wildlife wild this spring in Colorado

DENVER, Colo. – With spring appearing in every corner of Colorado, residents and visitors will soon see an abundance of new life, including young wildlife. Many birds and mammals give birth this time of year, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife advises that if you see young wildlife to leave them alone. Now through June, newborn wildlife […]

Habitat Hero: Wildscaping 101

Thursday May 31st, 5:30-6:30pm, Lory State Park Visitor’s Center Jamie Weiss, Audubon Rockies Habitat Hero Coordinator will demonstrate the importance of restoring our communities, one garden patch at a time. From a birds-eye view, learn how to create wildlife-friendly gardens that help combat the loss of open spaces and create green corridors that link your […]

Friends of Lory State Park Spring Newsletter 2014

Friends of Lory | P.O. Box 11, Bellvue, CO 80512 | (970) 235-2045 | | Supporting the natural legacy of Lory State Park In this Issue President’s Letter Park Manager’s Letter Grant Awards Volunteer Corner Photo Contest Lory State Park Events Nature Notes Butterfly Monitoring Project Fresh New Look at an Old Trail […]

Kick Off 2018 with a First Day Hike or Trail Ride at Lory State Park

Bellvue, CO –This Jan. 1, Lory State Park staff and the Friends of Lory State Park non-profit group invite Coloradoans to begin 2018 with fresh air and outdoor exercise by joining us for some First Day activities. Three different First Day hikes and one First Day trail ride are planned, sponsored by the Friends of […]

Lory Bike Skill Park Campaign Underway

bike park mock-up

The Friends of Lory State Park is conducting a major fundraising campaign for the construction of a revitalized regional mountain bike skills training park for youth and adults at Lory. The facility would replace the aging and outdated 70,000 square foot bike skills park that currently exists; and would also serve as a trailhead, a […]

Scenic Rocks – Amazing Birds

Most of us treasure the picturesque cliffs and rocky escarpments of Lory State Park for their scenic beauty. University of Northern Colorado professor, Dr. Lauryn Benedict, also values these rocky sites for the biodiversity they add to the landscape. Her research focuses on two closely related birds, which inhabit only the rockiest of habitats in […]

2017 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Was A Great Success!

More than 40 people attended the 2017 Lory Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at the Greyrock Commons Community House on November 10, 2017.  Enthusiastic participants included Friends’ board members, volunteers, Park staff and management, all of whom shared a selection of scrumptious dishes, a variety of beverages, a photo presentation highlighting volunteer activities and an entertaining exchange […]

Eclipse 2017 at Lory State Park: Guided Hikes to Exceptional Viewing Sites, Kids Activities, Interpretive Talk to Celebrate Solar Event

solar eclipse

BELLVUE, Colo. – On Aug. 21, Lory State Park will celebrate the first total solar eclipse across the United States in 28 years by hosting some fun activities to expand the mind and stretch the legs.  The activities will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and are free of charge with a valid state […]

Application Period Open for Lory State Park Volunteer Naturalist Training for Summer/Fall 2017

What: Lory State Park is now accepting applications for the 2017 Lory Interpretive Naturalist Volunteer training class until Aug. 18. Sponsored by Colorado State Parks and Wildlife and Friends of Lory State Park, the training is free, open to anyone 18 years of age or older, but limited to a total of 15 applicants. During […]