OSHR 1859 - Selected Wildlife Treasures: A Colorado Naturalist’s Primer

  • Noncredit

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

Some of Colorado’s wildlife lives in other states, other countries, and even other continents; some of Colorado’s wildlife lives nowhere else but here. Whether global, continental, regional, or local, every wildlife species possesses its own story of life and death and of connectedness.

Knowing specific details about a species - a bird that through migration links three continents and three oceans or a mushroom that founded a major religion - can enrich the experience of finding and engaging it. When that happens, life itself becomes a destination. "Wildlife Treasures" will present natural history stories about a blend of animals, fungi, and plants, all of which can be easily found in the state we and they call home.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.


Kevin J. Cook

Kevin J. Cook is a naturalist who has explored the expanse of Colorado and engaged the full diversity of its wildlife since 1974. Through writing, speaking, and teaching he shares his passion for life with other people, always emphasizing the themes of diversity, connectedness, and geography.