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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...

 
 By Doug Harling    Outdoors    January 16, 2019 

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...

 

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...

 

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