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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 ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/ Raptor I.D....

 

Long-eared Owls

Long-eared Owls are not as easy to find as the Great Horned Owls, but we do have them in El Paso County. Like the Great Horned Owls, the Long-eared Owls are nocturnal. All nocturnal owls are harder...

 

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 Sept. Activities ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elpasoco...

 

Birds of El Paso County

The Merlin is our second largest Falcon in El Paso County. Smallest to largest Falcons you will see in our area are The American Kestrel, Prairie Merlin, Prairie Falcon and the Peregrine Falcon. 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 September Activities: ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elp...

 

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 SEPT. ACTIVITIES - Nature Adventures: Itsy Bitsy Spider Thursday, Sept. 6, 9-10:30 a.m. Children ages...

 

Birds of El Paso County

They need our help! Well, this year has been so hard on many of our El Paso County residents. My prayers go out to you all. I hope everyone had insurance and the rebuilding has begun. I know it has...

 

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 ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elpasoc...

 

Rock Pigeons

Not the most exotic bird, the Rock Pigeon can vary so much in color they are sure to catch the eye. Next to Sparrows, you probably see more Rock Pigeons around your yard and on your house than any oth...

 

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 ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elpasoc...

 

Juvenile Bald Eagle

The majestic Bald Eagle. Hard to believe that the eagle in these photos is only a few months old. A juvenile Bald Eagle can easily be mistaken for an adult Golden Eagle or a large hawk. If you make a...

 

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 ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/ Nature...

 

Calliope Hummingbirds

"Little Star" was the name given to this Hummingbird. This beautiful little Hummingbird's greek name is (Stelasporus Calliope) and was once considered part of the (Stellula) group of Hummingbirds...

 
 By Doug Harling    Outdoors    July 25, 2018

Rufous Hummingbird

The Rufous Hummingbird is named for its distinctive color. Rufous, meaning reddish brown, are one of the easier hummingbirds to identify at first sight. Although the Rufous hummingbird is mostly seen...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek

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 JULY ACTIVITIES Free Story Time with Puppets Saturday, July 14, 10:00 a.m. Join a staff member from the... Full story

 
 By Doug Harling    Outdoors    July 11, 2018

Birds of El Paso County

If you've played sports under the park lights at night, there a good chance you've seen Nighthawks gracefully flying around. The Nighthawk is mostly nocturnal. You can look for them flying around in 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 JULY ACTIVITIES Firefly Celebration and Night Hike Thursday and Friday, July 5 and 6, 7:30- 9 p.m. Yes,...

 
 By Doug Harling    Outdoors    July 4, 2018

Birds of El Paso County

Well, it's been a week of record-breaking heat. The wildlife and birds need you more than ever right now. Water, water, water! I can't stress enough about the need for water. One of my columns last...

 
 By Doug Harling    Outdoors    June 27, 2018

When to Rescue

With nestling season in full bloom and the recent hailstorm in our area, I found it most appropriate to write about when and how to rescue birds and wildlife. This is the time of year that much of...

 

What's Happening at Fountain Creek

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 June Activities Nature Jam Session with Pepper Grass Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m. - Noon Dust off your...

 

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 JUNE ACTIVITIES * Nature Quest Nature Camp June 11-15, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. For children entering grades 1-5....

 

Birds of El Paso County

What the House Wren lacks in size, it makes up for in song. The House Wren is a very small songbird with a song that beautifully travels through the air from sunrise to sunset. The House Wren has a...

 

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 JUNE ACTIVITIES * Summer Night Sky Program with the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society Friday, June 8...

 
 By Doug Harling    Outdoors    June 6, 2018

Birds of El Paso County

The Northern Flicker is in the woodpecker family. There are two variants of this bird in North America. To the East, you'll find the yellow shafted Northern Flicker and to the West, you'll find the...

 
 By Doug Harling    Outdoors    May 30, 2018

Juniper Titmouse

Some names say it all. The Juniper Titmouse does for sure. This tiny little songbird with its tufted head and long tail may look bigger than it really is. From the Chickadee family of birds, this litt...

 

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