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Friends and Neighbors Picnic Monte Vista NWR
September 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us to celebrate the friends and neighbors of the San Luis Valley Refuges. Dinner at 5pm at the Monte Vista Refuge garage, west of the Visitor Office and Tour loop. Immediately following the dinner David Lee with give a talk titled “Autumn Foliage Color in Colorado”. David Lee is a resident of Crestone/the Baca and is also an Emeritus Professor at Florida International University, in Miami. During his career, he studied the functional ecology of tropical plants, particular the function, color and plasticity of leaves. This led to interest in the function of fall leaf color, and he spent two autumns studying coloration at the Harvard Forest, in Massachusetts. He continues these interests in Colorado through careful observation and photography.