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 By Doug Harling    Outdoors    June 12, 2019 

Mourning Doves

One of several species of dove that we see in El Paso County are the Mourning doves. The Mourning dove may also be called "the Rain dove" or "the Turtle dove." The Mourning doves are the most common o...

 

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/ Pikes Peak...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek

June 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.elpasoco...

 
 By Doug Harling    Outdoors    June 5, 2019

Oh Babies!!!

Now is time for the little bird babies. Some of you are already seeing birds in nests and maybe even some babies by now. June will be the big month for babies in your yard. There are a few things we...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

MAY 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.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/...

 
 By Doug Harling    Outdoors    May 29, 2019

Western Tanagers

Migration season is coming to an end. I for one had one of the best season in my habitat ever. Orioles, Grosbeaks, Buntings and finishing it off with Western Tanagers. Last week, I asked readers to...

 

Sombrero Ranch 60th Annual Great American Horse Drive, a Colorado Tradition

Working cowboys and cowgirls, and guest riders moved several hundred ranch horses over 60 miles during the two-day, 60th Annual Great American Horse Drive held May 4 and 5 near Maybell, Colorado. 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 ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/ Junior Docent...

 
 By Doug Harling    Outdoors    May 22, 2019

The Orioles Did Not Disappoint !

Migration season is almost over. I did a column a few weeks ago on the Bullock's Orioles and how to be ready for their migration. Well, they didn't disappoint! I had a record year with them this year...

 
 By Geof Clark    Outdoors    May 22, 2019

Lots of Young Anglers Turn Out for Youth Fishing Derby at Willow Springs Fishing Ponds

The annual Youth Fishing Derby for ages 5-15 was held recently at the Willow Springs Fishing Ponds in Fountain. For the complete story and all the photo highlights click the following link:...

 
 By Doug Harling    Outdoors    May 15, 2019

Burrowing Owls

Owls, owls and owls. I just can’t get enough of them! Owls are such a passion of mine. Look up the American Indian zodiac signs and see if you are an owl. I did and I am an owl. Maybe that’s...

 

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/ MAY ACTIVITIES...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

MAY 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.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/...

 
 By Doug Harling    Outdoors    May 8, 2019

House Wrens

If you love the sound of a songbird singing for a mate then you are going to love the House Wren. One of the smallest songbirds in our area, in a field full of songbirds, the House Wren can sing as...

 

Cooper's Hawk

I thought I'd write about Cooper's Hawks this week since I'm following a mating pair at Fountain Creek Nature Trails. They have been mating at Fountain Creek for several years now. Today's images...

 

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/ Chocolate...

 

Swainson's Hawks

They are back! Welcome back to the plains of Colorado. I spotted my first one this week. The Swainsons Hawks are by far one of my favorite hawks. Maybe it's because they are so patient when being...

 

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/ Twos & Threes...

 

Limited Junior Docent Opportunity for Teens Available at Nature Center

Fountain Creek Nature Center's Junior Docent program is a volunteer opportunity for teens (12 and older) who are outgoing, want to develop public speaking skills, learn about nature and will commit...

 

Rookeries

I got to get out to see our local rookery today! The dictionary definition of "rookery" is "a breeding colony of rooks, typically seen high in a clump of trees. I remember the first time I saw one fro...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

APRIL 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.elpasoc...

 
 By Doug Harling    Outdoors    April 3, 2019

Owl and Hawk Walk

It's time for the second annual Owl and Hawk Walk at Fountain Creek Nature Center, this Saturday, April 6, at 9 a.m. Last year's walk was such a hit that the nature center has invited me back again. T...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

APRIL 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.elpasoc...

 

Owlets

It's owlet time! One of my favorite times of the year. Owlets are one of the first birds to hatch each year in El Paso County. The bigger the bird, the earlier they hatch. Owlets need to hatch early,...

 

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