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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/ 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...

 
 By Doug Harling    Outdoors    April 10, 2019 

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,...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

MARCH 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...

 

American Robins - the "Early Birds"

The American Robin says it is spring time! Robins are always the first sign of spring to me and I am seeing them everywhere. Just take a stroll down to a local park and you can't miss the beautiful...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

MARCH 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...

 

The Early Bird Catches the Migrators!

Spring is not far away. Migration of many different types of birds will start in April. May will be the peak of migration. If you wait until you see a migrating bird in your yard to put food out for...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

MARCH 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...

 

Monte Vista Crane Festival is This Weekend

In the San Luis Valley nature is again putting on one of its most memorable displays: the spring migration of Greater Sandhill Cranes. In appreciation of this wildlife spectacle, area organizations, businesses and wildlife agencies are holding the...

 
 By Doug Harling    Outdoors    March 6, 2019

23rd Annual Garden Success Show

This coming weekend is the 23rd annual garden success show at Spencer's Produce, Lawn and Garden Center in Fountain. I was invited by Spencer's to give a seminar on backyard birding and Hummingbirds....

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

MARCH 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...

 

Getting Ready for Spring

Spring is not far off. The days are lasting longer and staying warmer. Many people are wanting to get out into the garden. March is a big month for people to spend getting the garden ready for the...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

FEBRUARY 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  Julia Archibald Holmes:  the Bloomer Girl on Pikes Peak Saturday, February 23,...

 

Fountain Valley's Bald Eagles

Our local Bald Eagles have been busy this week. If you've had a chance to make a drive around Big Johnson Reservoir in the last week or two, you've probably noticed the resident Bald Eagles 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 Nature Adventures: Backbone Bonanza Thursday, February 7, 10-11:30 a.m. Children ages 3-6, with an...

 

Respect the Nest

Most of the raptors are nesting by now. Some of the owls I follow already have owlets that have hatched, some are on eggs and some are just now mating. Other raptors like hawks and eagles are paired...

 

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: Backbone Bonanza Thursday, February 7, 10-11:30 a.m. Children ages 3-6, with an... Full story

 

What's With all the Hawks?

When I first started my backyard habitat, I hated to see the hawks come. I spend a great deal of money feeding the yard birds and I didn't like seeing some pesky hawk come in for a free meal. I've...

 

It's All in the Eyes!

The eyes are the most intricate part of the raptor. The eyes determine how and when they hunt. The eyes can tell you if a raptor is sick and in most raptors, they can even tell you the raptors age....

 

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