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 By Doug Harling    Outdoors    October 18, 2017 

Backyard Birding

Get ready for the adorable Dark-Eyed Juncos to return. There are two species of Juncos in North America, the Yellow-Eyed Junco and the Dark-Eyed Junco. Dark-Eyed Juncos are most common in Colorado.... Full story

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

Bats for Beginners Saturday, Oct. 21, 10-11 a.m. Learn how bats use echo location and their critical role in the ecosystem. Join Nancy Prieve, EPC Natural Resources Specialist, to learn all things bat and make a bat craft for the kids. $3 per... Full story

 

Winter Birding Tips

Well fall is slowly changing to winter. It's time to start getting your yard ready for the bitter cold temps. Food and shelter are critical for the birds, but one commonly forgotten and most... Full story

 

Great Horned Owls of Fountain Creek

To see a variety of photos of the owls of Fountain Creek click the website link http://www.epcan.com/home/customer_files/pdfs/alternate/great_horned_owls_of_fountain_creek_10-11-17...  PDF

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

OCTOBER ACTIVITIES Fountain Creek Nature Adventures: Scats & Tracks Oct. 5, 9-10:30 a.m. Children, ages 3-6 with an adult, will enjoy hands-on activities, puppet shows or stories, crafts, and a hike. $3 per person including adults & siblings.... Full story

 

Backyard Birding

Cooper's Hawks Although you could see other types of raptors in your yard, Cooper's Hawks and Sharp-shinned Hawks are the most common. They look very similar, the differences between them are subtle.... Full story

 

Meet Fountain Nature Photographer and "Bird Whisperer" Doug Harling

Editor's Note: It is a real pleasure for us to introduce you to Fountain resident Douglas Harling this week. He is not only a gifted nature photographer, as you will see in the photos we are sharing w... Full story

 

Autumn Splendor Arrives

News Photojournalist Karen AuBuchon Johnson took these photos of the changing colors in Colorado's high country at 9,000 - 10,000 feet in elevation near Fairplay, on September 17. Peak colors could... Full story

 

Corrections & Clarifications

In the Sept. 13 edition of this newspaper the photo featured titled “Colorful Colorado, A Living Legacy: The Wild Mustangs of Sand Wash Basin” incorrectly stated that herd population control (of the wild mustangs) is now through the use of... Full story

 

Backyard Birding

It's fall migration time. Spring and fall are the times you may see birds in your yard that you won't see all year. Many of us will see some Blue Jays throughout the year, but they are most active in... Full story

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

SEPTEMBER ACTIVITIES - A Sonic Listening Walk Saturday, September 23, 9-10:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. Explore the relationship between nature, poetry, music and sound on a playful Sonic Listening Walk with UCCS students and faculty. Experience the... Full story

 

Colorful Colorado A Living Legacy; The Wild Mustangs of Sand Wash Basin

Colorful Colorado profile features photos of wild mustangs taken by Photojournalist Karen Johnson at the Sand Wash Basin in Northwest Colorado Too see lots more photos and related story go to the web... Full story

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

September Activities: Twos & Threes Outdoors: Busy Beavers - Thursday, September 14, 9 - 10:15 a.m. 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... Full story

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

SEPTEMBER ACTIVITIES Nature Adventures: Crazy Cattails Thursday, September 7, 9-10:30 a.m. Children, ages 3-6 with an adult, will enjoy hands-on activities, puppet shows or stories, crafts, and a hike. $3 per person including adults & siblings.... 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 Fairy House & Gnome Home Party Saturday, September 2, 10 a.m. - Noon Drop in between 10 a.m. and noon... 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 Nature Adventures: Lovely Lady Bugs Thursday, August 10, 9 – 10:30 a.m. Children, ages 3-6 with an... 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 AUGUST ACTIVITIES Nature Adventures: Lovely Lady Bugs Thursday, August 10, 9 – 10:30 a.m. Children,... Full story

 

Colorado Outdoors

Viewing Solar Eclipse, Meteor Shower Among August Activities at Mueller State Park DIVIDE, Colo. – Want a unique place to watch a meteor shower or a solar eclipse? Head out to Mueller State Park in August. Of course, the park also offers more... Full story

 

Fountain Creek Nature Center's 25th Anniversary Celebration is July 29

For a quarter of a century El Paso County’s award winning Fountain Creek Nature Center has connected tens of thousands of people to their natural and cultural resources and has inspired them to become stewards of our parks and our environment... Full story

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

Twos & Threes Outdoors: Kids Love Mud! Thursday, July 20, 9 - 10:15 a.m. 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. Reservations... 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 Nature Adventures: Rolypoly-ology Thursday, July 6, 9 - 10:30 a.m. Children, ages 3-6 with an adult, wil... 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 Nature Adventures: Rolypoly-ology Thursday, July 6, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Children, ages 3-6 with an adult,... Full story

 

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