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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 May Activities Women’s Nature Retreat Saturday, May 26, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Finally a local nature...

 
 By Doug Harling    Outdoors    May 23, 2018 

Birds of El Paso County

The Lesser Goldfinch is a very small songbird. It is noticeably smaller than its relative, the American Goldfinch. Together, the Lesser, American and the Lawrence's Goldfinch form the Goldfinch clan....

 

Free Youth Fishing Derby Saturday

Get outside and learn to fish at Willow Springs Ponds in Fountain Creek Regional Park! A free fishing derby is planned Saturday., May 19, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, for children ages 5 to 15. Enjoy fishing demonstrations, fun prizes, and a hot dog...

 

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 May Activities: Women’s Nature Retreat Saturday, May 26, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Finally a local nature...

 
 By Doug Harling    Outdoors    May 16, 2018

Birds of El Paso County

European Starlings are also known as the Common Starling. Starlings have the largest number of all the songbirds in North America. They were first brought to North America in the nineteenth century...

 

What's Happening at 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 May Activities 2’s & 3’s Outdoors: Trusty Turtles May 10, 9 - 10:15 a.m. Explore nature with your 2...

 
 By Doug Harling    Outdoors    May 9, 2018

Birds of El Paso County

May is migration month at its finest. There are so many new birds coming through. I actually had my first Hummingbird in the habitat on the 28th of April. Keep your eyes open for all the ones that...

 

Migrating White-faced Ibis Stop Over in Fountain Valley

This past weekend a flock of long-legged wader birds was observed feeding in an irrigated pasture east of Fountain on the ranch owned by long-time local veterinarian Georgette Goonan. These birds...

 

Fountain Creek Family Fun Day Festival is Saturday

Fountain Creek Nature Center is hosting it’s annual Family Fun Day Festival this Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Explore over 20 outdoor activity stations including live animals, dinosaur fossils, bug sweeps, kite making, pond critters,... Full story

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

May Activities Nature Adventures: Playful Prairie Dogs May 3, 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. Prepaid...

 

Pikes Peak Birding & Nature Festival is May 11-13

23 Field Trips Take You From The Prairie To The Mountains The El Paso County Nature Centers will host the fourth annual Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival from Friday, May 11, to Sunday, May 13. Join public, private and non-profits for an...

 
 By Doug Harling    Outdoors    May 2, 2018

For the Love of Wildlife...

This week I need to write about something besides birds. If you feed birds in your yard, you probably have squirrels. Even if you don't feed the wildlife, you've probably seen squirrels in your yard....

 

Free Youth Fishing Derby to be May 19

A free Youth Fishing Derby is planned at Willow Springs Ponds in Fountain Creek Regional Park Saturday, May 19, 9:30 a.m. to noon. “Get outside and learn to fish at Willow Springs Ponds! This is a free fishing derby for children ages 5 to 15,” a... 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 April Activities: Girl Scout Day April 28, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadets register...

 

Pikes Peak Birding & Nature Festival is May 11-13

23 Field Trips Take You From The Prairie To The Mountains The El Paso County Nature Centers will host the fourth annual Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival from Friday, May 11, to Sunday, May 13. Join public, private and non-profits for an...

 

Birds of El Paso County

The American Goldfinch can be found all over North America and is one of the prettiest song birds to me. The American Goldfinch is the State bird of Iowa and New Jersey. In New Jersey, it is called Th...

 

Colorful Colorado

For the entire photo spread click the following link: http://www.epcan.com/home/customer_files/pdfs/cranes_2018-4-18-18.pdf Every year over 20,000 Sandhill Cranes stop at the Monte Vista Wildlife... Full story

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

April Activities S’mores Quest April 20, 6 - 8 p.m. Solve puzzles and complete challenges around the nature trail to earn s’mores supplies. Then enjoy gourmet s’mores around a campfire. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. $4 per member,...

 

Pikes Peak Birding & Nature Festival is May 11-13

23 Field Trips Take You From The Prairie To The Mountains The El Paso County Nature Centers will host the fourth annual Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival from Friday, May 11, to Sunday, May 13. Join public, private and non-profits for an...

 

Birds of El Paso County

Well, migration is starting to pick up. From the end of April into the middle of May will be the best time to spot migrating birds in El Paso County. One of my favorites and the first bird that got...

 

Fountain Valley's Bird Whisperer Shares Passion for Raptors in Class at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

The April 7th owl and raptor hike at the Fountain Creek Nature Center was a success. In spite of the cold weather, everyone showed up and made the day a fun time. A few extra layers of clothes, a hot...

 

What's Happening at 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 2’s & 3’s Outdoors: Hooray for Hatchlings April 12, 9- 10:15 a.m. Share the joy of your 2 or 3 year-... 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: Rascally Rabbits April 5, 9 - 10:30 a.m. Children, ages 3-6 with an adult, will...

 
 By Doug Harling    Outdoors    April 4, 2018

Hummimgbirds

It's time to get ready for the return of our smallest winged friends. April and May are when most of our hummingbirds will return to El Paso County. Let's be a step ahead of them and greet them with...

 

Backyard Birding

"The early bird catches the worm" is a well known English proverb used as motivation for success. This proverb was first recorded in a collection of John Ray's English proverbs in 1670-1678 meaning,...

 

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