El Paso County’s Fountain Creek Nature Center and Bear Creek Nature Center announce the events and activities for January 2018 which includes: Squirrels, bird count, campfire and a full-moon hike.
Fountain Creek Nature Center
320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817
2s & 3s Outdoors: Silly Squirrels
January 11, 10:00 – 11:15 a.m.
Share the joy of your 2 or 3 year-old child’s discovery as he or she enjoys a story and an exploration hike outdoors. $3 per person including adults & siblings. Prepaid reservations required 520-6745. Limit 24 participants.
Fountain Creek Winter Bird Count
January 13, 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Beginning to advanced birders are invited to observe and record the numbers of bird species and populations found in Fountain Creek Regional Park. $5 per person. Reservations required.
MLK Service Day
January 20, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King who asked, “What are you doing for others?” we invite 10-20 people to help staff remove invasive elm trees from the nature center trails, then join around a campfire for s’mores! Must be able to use a handsaw. Free. Preregistration required.
Bear Creek Nature Center
245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Kids’ Winter-iffic Night Out
Friday, January 12, 5:30-9:00 PM
Drop your kids off at Bear Creek for an evening of nature exploring and activities including a winter hike and campfire. Dinner provided! Grades 1-5. $10 per member child, $15 per nonmember child. Prepaid registration required.
Winter Woodland Wonders Walk at Fox Run
Saturday, January 13, 10:00 a.m.
We will explore the trails at Fox Run Regional Park to discover winter happenings such as tracks and other wildlife signs. Who lives here in the winter and how do they survive? Prepaid registration required. $3 per member, $4 per nonmember. All ages welcome.
Nature Explorers: Birding for Tots
Tuesday & Wednesday, January 17 & 18, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Children, ages 4-5 with an adult, will enjoy hands-on activities, puppet shows or stories, crafts, and a hike. $3 per person including siblings and adults. Preregistration and prepayment required.
Aiken Audubon Monthly Program: Twenty-five Years of Christmas Bird Counts
Wednesday, January 17, 7:00 p.m.
Free monthly Aiken Audubon meeting and program. Free and open to the public. Social and refreshments at 6:30 PM.
Little Wonders: Hibernation Station
Wednesday & Thursday, January 24 & 25, 10:00 – 11:15 a.m.
Discover the world of nature with your 2-3 year-old. Interactive activities and a short hike make this the perfect introduction to the outdoors for your child. Child must be accompanied by an adult. $3 per person including siblings and adults. Preregistration and prepayment required.
Active Adult Series: Full Moon Hike
January 31, 6:00 p.m.
Celebrate the full moon as we walk along the trails of Bear Creek Nature Center, enjoying the sights and sounds of moonlit trails. Be prepared for cold and possibly snowy or icy conditions. Preregistration required. $3 per member, $4 per nonmember. Adults only.