Butters and Hummers
Saturday, August 3, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Nectar sippers such as butterflies and hummingbirds are amazing animals dependent on the specific resources. Find out how they feed, what plants attract them, and how they live their daily and yearly lives. You’ll make a cool craft too. ($4.00/member, $5/nonmember, Reservation required, call 520-6387)
Birding for Beginners – 202
Thursday Classes: (meet at Bear Creek Nature Center) August 15, 29, & September 12, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday Field Trips: (at various locations) August 17, 31 & September 14, 7:00 – 11:00 a.m.
This series of classes and field trips goes beyond the basics of birding and focuses on species that are more difficult to identify including hawks, shorebirds, flycatchers and warblers. ($50.00/nature center member, $60.00/nonmember, Reservations and prepayment required, call 520-6387)
Wild Outdoor Edible Plants
Saturday, August 17, 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Join local edible plant enthusiast Tracy Bookman for both a presentation and hike to learn how to graze your backyard and the Front Range for wild plants you can eat. Best suited for plant grazing students ages 10 to adult. ($3.00/member, $4.00/nonmember, Reservations required, call 520-6387)
Bear Creek Nature Explorers: Nature’s Symphony
Thursday August 22, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Children, ages 4 – 5 with an adult, will enjoy hands-on nature activities, puppet shows, crafts, and a hike. ($4.00/person, Reservations required, call 520-6387)
Happy Trails BBQ
August 23, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Dust off your boots and join El Paso County Parks and the Trails and Open Space Coalition for an evening of great food, wine, incredible desserts and friends at this special annual event at Bear Creek Nature Center. Buffalo Gals are back with their delicious BBQ and some premier auction items will be featured, along with great music. Space is limited so get tickets today! Tickets are $50 per person. To register, visit http://happytrails2013.eventbrite.com or call 633-6884.
Little Wonders: Nature’s Shapes and Sounds
Thursday, August 29, 9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Discover the world of nature with your 2 or 3 year-old. Interactive activities and a short hike make this the perfect introduction to the outdoors for your child. ($3.00 for each participant including adults and siblings, Reservations required, call 520-6387)