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What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

OCTOBER ACTIVITIES 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.elpas...

 
 By Doug Harling    Outdoors    October 16, 2019 

My Final Column

It is with much regret that I am making this my final column. I truly don’t even know what to say. Just over two years ago, I was asked by Editor Patricia St Louis if I would be interested in sharin...

 

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/ 2’s & 3’s...

 

Turkey Vultures

The face only a mother could love, and a few select birding friends! The Turkey Vultures are on the move. The fall migration of the Turkey Vulture is on. Many of you in El Paso County may have seen...

 

See You Next Year!

Fall migration is in full swing. Many of the migrating birds have already started leaving and most all will be gone by next month. In the next couple of weeks, I will go over some of the birds that le...

 

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/ Creek Week...

 

Birds of El Paso County

I have spent countless hours searching the trees and the skies. I rarely go out without finding something worth snapping photos of. However, some days can be slow and discouraging. I've had days that...

 

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/ SEPTEMBER...

 

Want Jays?

I'm starting to see my first Blue Jays of the year this week. Although Blue Jays are around all year, they never make much of an appearance in my yard until fall. Depending on how early the cooler...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

 he 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/   Birding...

 

Is it a Sign?

What a beautiful surprise our family had this week. While we were sitting at the kitchen table, out of nowhere, this beautiful white dove landed on our owl statue only feet from us. I always have my...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

SEPTEMBER ACTIVITIES 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.elp...

 

I'm Not a Hummingbird

Have you mistaken me for a hummingbird? Don't feel alone. Many people have mistaken these Hawk moths as hummingbirds. Habitat, flight patterns and overall look have these moths often mistaken for a...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

SEPTEMBER ACTIVITIES 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.elp...

 

Molting

Molting in birds occurs when a bird sheds old worn out feathers and they get replaced by new plumage. Molting can be just a partial loss of feathers or all feathers in some birds. At maturity,...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

AUGUST ACTIVITIES 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.elpaso...

 

The Heat Is On

Extreme weather is one of the leading causes of death in wildlife. Just like with humans, the youngest and the oldest are the most at risk. This week, the temperatures in parts of El Paso County have...

 

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/ AUGUST...

 

Flying Kites

If you live around Fountain, Security and Widefield, you've probably seen the Kites flying. Mississippi Kites that is. This area of El Paso County is the migration destination for hundreds of these...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

AUGUSTACTIVITIES 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.elpasoc...

 

Birds of El Paso County

It's been a great year of seeing raptors finding new mates and others reconnecting with lifelong loves. I've watched owls take over a new nest only to have it fall apart and be forced to raise their...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

AUGUSTACTIVITIES 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.elpasoc...

 
 By Doug Harling    Outdoors    July 31, 2019

Learning to Fly

This is the best time of year to get out and watch for the many different raptor babies learning to fly and hunt. These birds grow so very fast. They seem to go from babies in the nest to full grown r...

 
 By Doug Harling    Outdoors    July 24, 2019

Birds of El Paso County

I know I have written a couple of columns on the local Burrowing Owls. It turns out that it was a good thing I found them, both for my enjoyment and for the owls’ well being. After several weeks of...

 

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/ ...

 

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