What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center
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The Fountain Creek Nature Center is located at 320 Pepper Grass Lane in Fountain. All programs require preregistration. Call (719) 520-6745 or visit http://www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com.
Nature Adventures: Resting Reptiles
Thursday, Jan. 5, and Friday, Jan. 6, 10–11:30 a.m.
Children ages 3-6, with an adult, will enjoy puppet shows or stories, crafts, hands-on activities, and discovery time on the trail. Prepaid registration required. $3 per person including siblings and adults.
Morning Hike and Campfire — Saturday, Jan. 7, 10–11:30 a.m.
Start the New Year off right by joining for a short winter hike followed by a campfire, songs, stories, and s’mores! Geared towards ages 6 and up. Prepaid registration online required. $5 per person/$4 per member.
2’s & 3’s Outdoors: Tricky Tracks
Thursday, Jan. 12, and Friday, Jan. 13, 10–11:15 a.m.
Explore nature with your 2 or 3-year-old through interactive activities, a story, and a short hike. Prepaid registration required. $3 per person including siblings and adults.
Winter Bird Count — Saturday, Jan. 14, 8:30–11:00 a.m.
All levels of birders are invited to help us observe and record the bird species in Fountain Creek Regional Park. Preregistration is required and space is limited. $5 donation per person recommended.
Jr. Bird Club — Saturday, January 21, 8–11 a.m.
Nature lovers ages 8 to 15 are invited to spend time together outdoors and practice their birding skills! In this meeting we will learn about winter adaptations and survival strategies. Drop off your child for a lesson, craft, and birding walk! Prepaid registration required. $10 per child.
Live Birds of Prey — Saturday, January 28, 10–11 a.m.
Learn about hawks, owls, eagles, falcons, and vultures through a live birds of prey program with Nature & Wildlife Discovery Center! The presentation includes two different birds of prey and a discussion of adaptations, predator/prey relationships, natural history, and personal stories of the birds presented. You’ll also hear about the work the Center foes to rehabilitate sick, injured, and orphaned birds of prey. Prepaid registration required. $5 per person/$4 per member.
Painting in the Park: Valentine’s Edition
Saturday, January 28, 1–3 p.m.