Each Fall the North Star Preserve in Aspen CO hosts one of nature’s truly magical rituals, the Rocky Mountain Elk Rut with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES).

The sanctuary the preserve provides, creates the perfect environment for these mountain monarchs who fill the autumn air with the shrill music of elk bugles. These sounds represent battles for herd dominance and perpetuate the survival of the species.

Local elk enthusiast Will Cardamone will share his passion and knowledge about the elk during these special evenings on the preserve. Carefully thought out these low-impact outings will attempt to get in and out of the preserve unseen by the animals, yet getting close enough for a unique wildlife experience.

This class requires advance registration to ensure appropriate planning for the field experience. This class meets at the Main North Star parking lot, 1.65 miles from the intersection of Main/Hwy 82 and Original Street (wildlife viewing platform parking lot). Other details will be communicated with registered participants closer to the class.

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