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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 Nature Advetures: Nature’s Music Makers Thursday, January 3, 10-11:30 a.m. Children ages 3-6, with an...

 

Widefield School District 3 PAT Members Collect, Drop off Toys for Local Children

Members of the Widefield School District 3 The Positive Action Team (PAT) held their fifth annual WSD3 Toy Drive during December. For photo highlights click the following links: ht...

 

Birds of El paso County

Editor's Note: Over the past year we have heard from numerous readers that they cut out and save Doug Harling's Birds of El Paso County columns each week. Knowing this, we invited Doug to share some...

 

Early Birds

It's getting close to that time of year again for Great Horned Owls to nest and lay eggs. Most Great Horned Owls won't nest until mid to late January. The mama featured in this week's column has been...

 

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 December Activities 2s and 3s Outdoors: Sensory Safari Thursday, Dec. 13, 10-11:15 a.m. Explore nature w...

 

Birds of El Paso County

We’ve all seen it. A poor bunny or a squirrel dead in the road and it’s always sad to see. As for me and I’m sure most of my readers, it especially hurts if we are the ones to hit it. I always...

 

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 2s and 3s Outdoors: Sensory Safari Thursday, Dec. 13, 10-11:15 a.m. Explore nature with your 2 or 3...

 

Birds of El Paso County

Talons are the sharp claw at the end of a birds toe. Where we have fingernails or toenails, birds have talons. Talons are used for different purposes on different birds. The main purpose on all birds...

 

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: December Doves Thursday, Dec. 6, 10-11:30 a.m. Children ages 3-6, with an adult,...

 

Birds of El Paso County

Raptor pellets in the birding world refer to undigested parts of the food that raptors eat. The contents of a pellet depends on the raptor’s diet. Science classes around the world use the pellets...

 

What's Happening at Fountain Creek

NOV. 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 Punkin Chunkin- Saturday, November 24, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Bring your leftover small...

 

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 A Walk in the Woods for Vets & Families- Saturday, November 17, 10-11:30 a.m. We invite veterans and...

 

The Raptors Are Pairing Up

This is my favorite time of year! Of course I love the beautiful colors of fall in Colorado but when the leaves are gone, it is time to find the raptors. Larger birds have longer gestation period so m...

 

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 2s and 3s Outdoors: Modest Mouse- Thursday, Nov. 8, 9-10:15 a.m. Explore nature with your 2 or 3...

 

Don't Throw the Pumpkins Out

Don't throw the pumpkins out! Pumpkins are good for much more than just pies and Jack-o'-lanterns! This is pumpkin season. People use them for decorations, pies, muffins and other treats. Even if you...

 

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: Woody Woodpeckers- Thursday, Nov. 1, 9-10:30 a.m. Children ages 3-6, with an adult,...

 

Three-Day Dog Agility Competition Held in Fountain

Members of the All Colorado Agility Team (ACAT) based out of Pueblo recently hosted a three-day dog trial at Aga Park in Fountain. The trial was sanctioned by the USDAA United States Dog Agility...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

OCT. ACTIVITIES See page 11 Pumpkin Carving Party Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Carve a pumpkin to leave at the nature center to help line the nature trail for the evening Jack-o-Lantern event. Pre-scooped pumpkins, patterns, and carving tools...

 

Birds of El Paso County

Fall migration is winding down. You may get lucky and find a few last minute travelers. We are lucky to be the migration destination for very beautiful raptors. Today, I'd like to talk about a couple...

 

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 October Activities pumpkin Carving Party Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Carve a pumpkin to leave...

 

Birds of El Paso County

They are back! Well It’s Blue Jay time again. Not that they really leave us during the summer, they just stay much more secluded. Blue Jays will stay in nesting and breeding areas most of the year...

 

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 2s and 3s Outdoors: Dawdling Ducks Thursday, Oct. 11, 9-10:15 a.m. Explore nature with your 2 or 3...

 

Black-capped chickadees

Well, surely we have all seen these little cuties while we were out walking on the trails or sitting in the park. Black-capped chickadees are part of the Tit family of birds and it is the state bird...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

October Activities ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/ Nature Adventures: Sensational Seeds Thursday, Oct. 4, 9-10:30 a.m. Children ages 3-6, with an adult, will enjoy hands-on activities, puppet sh...

 

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...

 

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