The Enchanted Forest: Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center Nederland, Colorado USA www.wildbear.org
Background Information and Summary The Enchanted Forest is a volunteer run event in Nederland, Colorado (USA) that draws hundreds of families from all over the region to Wild Bears property at Mud Lake. Families meet wildlife and learn about their unique habits and how we can peacefully coexist. They can take a tour of the Linneas Loop trail and meet animals including Black Bear, Coyote, Mountain Lion, Raccoon, Owl, and Bobcat; costumed characters who tell about their lives in the forest and what they need from us to survive.
A school bus brought families from the nature center to the Enchanted Forest trail. Families were greeted by a bat!
Throughout the day there were nature-themed magic shows, live music, hot food, crafts, games, and socializing. The guided tour through the Enchanted Forest left every 15 minutes.
Families were guided along a trail where they met and learned about several forest creatures! The kids sat on these leaf mats made from strings of fake leaves that had been sewn onto a strip of fabric.