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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...

 
 By Doug Harling    Outdoors    March 13, 2019 

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...

 

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....

 

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 Nature Adventures: Backbone Bonanza Thursday, February 7, 10-11:30 a.m. Children age...

 

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 Live Birds of Prey! Saturday, January 26, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Learn about hawks, owls, eagles, falcons,...

 

New Cultural History Exhibit Opens Saturday at Fountain Creek Nature Center

The grand opening of the cultural history exhibit entitled “Fountain Creek is a Pathway of History” is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 19, at Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain. The event is free and open...

 

Canada Geese Take Flight with Pikes Peak in the Background

A large group of geese fly overhead with Pikes Peak, America's mountain, in the background. In this week's "Birds of El Paso County" column local bird whisperer Doug Harling explains how some 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 Wolf Moon Hike Saturday, January 19, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Oooow! How did the different moon phases get their...

 

Seasonal Migration vs Weather Migration

Two things can kick off migration. Seasonal changes and weather changes are the main motivation for every bird. I have had readers ask me this winter about seeing some birds that they thought...

 

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 Fountain Creek Winter Bird Count Saturday, January 12, 8:30-11 a.m. Beginning to advanced birders are...

 

New Cultural History Exhibit Opens Jan. 19 at Nature Center

The grand opening of the cultural history exhibit entitled “Fountain Creek is a Pathway of History” is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain. The event is free and open to the...

 

Birds of El Paso County

We have already started making plans for my second "Hawking and Owling Walk" at the Fountain Creek Nature Center in April. Last year was a hit so we are going to have a repeat this year. The walk will...

 

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