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 By Doug Harling    Outdoors    January 17, 2018 

Red Tail Hawks

This week I'd like to talk about one of the most common raptors seen in El Paso County, the Red Tail Hawk. I spend countless hours photographing raptors in El Paso County and I can always count on...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

The Fountain Creek Nature Center is located at 320 Pepper Grass Lane in Fountain. For more info. call 520-6745 or visit www.elpasocountyparks.com JANUARY ACTIVITIES MLK Service Day January 20, 10 a.m. - Noon To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther... Full story

 

Birds of El Paso County to be New Focus of Bird Whisperer Doug Harling's Column

Starting today, Fountain Valley's Bird Whisperer Doug Harling's weekly column in this newspaper is changing from "Backyard Birding" to "Birds of El Paso County." You can count on his new columns to fo...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

The Fountain Creek Nature Center is located at 320 Pepper Grass Lane in Fountain. For more info. call 520-6745 or visit www.elpasocountyparks.com JANUARY ACTIVITIES 2's & 3's Outdoors: Silly Squirrels January 11, 10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Share the joy... Full story

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

The Fountain Creek Nature Center is located at 320 Pepper Grass Lane in Fountain. For more info. call 520-6745 or visit www.elpasocountyparks.com JANUARY ACTIVITIES Nature Adventures: Mighty Eagles January 4, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Children, ages 3-6... Full story

 

Backyard Birding

“People let me tell you about my best friend!” Don’t you just love to see different species of animals become best friends? I sure do! Honestly, this is one pair I never thought I’d see. A juv...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

The Fountain Creek Nature Center is located at 320 Pepper Grass Lane in Fountain. For more info. call 520-6745 or visit www.elpasocountyparks.com JANUARY ACTIVITIES Nature Adventures: Mighty Eagles January 4, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Children, ages 3-6... Full story

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

DECEMBER ACTIVITIES 2’s & 3’s Outdoors: Frolicky Foxes December 14, 10 - 11:15 AM Share the joy of your 2 or 3 year-old child’s discovery as he or she enjoys a story and an exploration hike outdoors. $3 per person including adults & siblings.... Full story

 

Backyard Birding

In case you are searching for last minute gift ideas for the bird lovers in your life, or perhaps you want to start 2018 off by welcoming more wildlife into your yard... There are many types of bird... Full story

 

Backyard Birding

Want to help the wildlife in your area and be entertained daily, certify your yard as a wildlife habitat. The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) will certify your yard as a wildlife habitat. The...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

The Fountain Creek Nature Center is located at 320 Pepper Grass Lane in Fountain. For more info. call 520-6745 or visit www.elpasocountyparks.com DECEMBER ACTIVITIES Horse Drawn Wagon Rides December 16, 11:30 AM, NOON, & 12:30 PM Enjoy the sounds of... Full story

 

Punkins Chucked at Nature Center

The first-ever Punkin' Chunkin' event was held Nov. 25, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, at Fountain Creek Nature Center. Volunteer Terry Poe worked with staff all year on developing and constructing... Full story

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

The Fountain Creek Nature Center is located at 320 Pepper Grass Lane in Fountain. For more info. call 520-6745 or visit www.elpasocountyparks.com DECEMBER ACTIVITIES Nature Adventures: Animals in Winter December 7, 10 - 11:30 AM Children, ages 3-6... Full story

 

Winter Feeding

Not all birds migrate to avoid the cold winter months and winter can be brutal on the birds. Food can be difficult to find in harsh weather so many birds migrate south to avoid the hard winter months... Full story

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

DECEMBER ACTIVITIES Gingerbread Habitats Workshop December 2, 10 AM - NOON You’ve heard of gingerbread houses, why not make a gingerbread habitat? Learn about 5 different habitats, and the plants and animals that live in them. Then create your own... Full story

 

Backyard Birding

Backyard birding is a great hobby for the whole family. Get your kids involved and they will have much more respect and appreciation for nature and wildlife. Involve them in feeding, what to feed, how...

 

Backyard Birding

Cedar Waxwings are a small songbird. They have a silky, shiny combination of brown and gray. They have bright yellow accent on the tail and brilliant red droplets of color on the wing tips. The most... Full story

 

Backyard Birding

Meet the Sharp-shinned hawk. The other backyard songbird terrorizer! There are two common hawks to backyard feeders. I talked about the Cooper's Hawk in a previous column. This week, I will focus on...

 

Pumpkin-Carving Party and Jack-o-Lantern Trail a hit at Fountain Creek Nature Center

The annual Pumpkin-Carving Party and Jack-o-Lantern Trail was held Oct. 28 at Fountain Creek Nature Center. During the party, participants made different-designed pumpkins and then that night,... Full story

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

The Fountain Creek Nature Center is located at 320 Pepper Grass Lane in Fountain. For more info. call 520-6745 or visit www.elpasocountyparks.com NOVEMBER ACTIVITIES 2s & 3s Outdoors: Turkey Talk November 9, 9:00 - 10:15 a.m. Share the joy of your 2... Full story

 

Backyard Birding

This week’s column will be on one of the more common backyard birds, the House Finch. Finches occupy a vast range of habitats and they are usually a resident to their area, meaning they don’t...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

The Fountain Creek Nature Center is located at 320 Pepper Grass Lane in Fountain. For more info. call 520-6745 or visit www.elpasocountyparks.com NOVEMBER ACTIVITIES - 2s & 3s Outdoors: Turkey Talk November 9, 9:00 - 10:15 a.m. Share the joy of your...

 

Hawks of El Paso County

The latest Colorful Colorado feature focuses on raptors, Fountain's Bird Whisperer Doug Harling shares photos of the many varieties of hawks who make their home in El Paso County. Most of the photos... Full story

 

Squirrels

Squirrels Well, if we are going to talk about backyard birds, we might as well talk about squirrels. If you've ever had a bird feeder up in your yard, you've had squirrels as well. Love them or hate... Full story

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

The Fountain Creek Nature Center is located at 320 Pepper Grass Lane in Fountain. For more info. call 520-6745 or visit www.elpasocountyparks.com NOVEMBER ACTIVITIES - Clip ‘n Save Fountain Creek Nature Adventures: Wild Cats November 2, 9:00 -... Full story

 

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