Celebrate outdoors this holiday season! Learn how to identify birds, use binoculars, and spot birds. Bring your kids and help them make their own binoculars and participate in a nature scavenger hunt. Be an extra set of eyes for birders and participate in ASGD’s local Christmas bird count. Drink hot chocolate, decorate cookies, make bird ornaments and be merry!
Meeting Place: Audubon Center at Chatfield
Registration NOT required: No fee. Donations to ASGD appreciated.
First Sunday of Every Month
Sunday December 1 at 9am
Sunday January 5 at 9am
(Walk the Wetlands begins at 8am April through September, and at 9am October through March)
Walk along the South Platte River exploring ponds and habitats for resident and migrant birds as the season dictates. We always have a surprise! This is a great opportunity to learn about the birds of the Denver area. Dress for the weather and wear sunscreen. Bring binoculars, field guides, water and a snack.
BBFGWS,** (a scope and field guide if you have them); We can lend you binoculars and field guides if you don’t have them
**You may now download the Chatfield Bird List to carry with and record your birds for the day.**
Activity level: Some of the trails are narrow and moderately steep for a few feet. Elevation 5430 ft.
Leaders: Karen von Saltza, Mary Keithler and Audubon Master Birders
Meeting Place: Parking lot at the Audubon Center at Chatfield. The Audubon Center is located on Waterton Road, 4.4 miles south of C-470 and Wadsworth.
Registration is NOT required. Donations to ASGD appreciated.
For Children ages 3-6 (and parents/guardians too!)
Discover wildlife & the natural world through themed stories, crafts, and activities each month! This program introduces science skills and encourages active outdoor play.
Wednesday, November 6, 10-11am – Batty for Bats – Bats are some of the most mysterious mammals. Come learn more about these flying mammals and why they are so important to our ecosystem!
Wednesday, November 20, 10-11am – Terrific Turkeys – What is that noise? Gobble, Gobble! Come discover the fascinating lives of turkeys and find out why they are so terrific!
Wednesday, December 4, 10-11am – Skins and Skulls – Why do some animals have fur, some have feathers, and some have scales? How do their skin coverings help them? Why do some animals have sharp teeth and others have beaks? Learn about the different types of animal skins and skulls!
Wednesday, December 18, 10-11am – Bird Beak Buffet – Birds use their beaks to eat different kinds of food. Use tools to act like a bird and catch food. Create a bird mask with your favorite beak!
Meeting Place: Audubon Center at Chatfield.
Friends Members: $5 per child and their adult; $2 each additional child
Non-members: $8 per child and their adult; $4 each additional child
Registration Required: Register at 303-973-9530 or email@example.com
**Become a member of ASGD and you are eligible for a reduced rate Little Fledglings punch-card! Get 6 classes for only $4 per class!
Punch-card rates: $24 for 1 child, $36 for 2 children, or $48 for 3 children.
Your membership with ASGD also gives you and your family reduced rates for all ASGD events such as our Nocturnal Wildlife Hikes!
Third Friday of Every Month
Friday, November 15, 7-9pm
Friday, December 20, 7-9pm
Join us at the Audubon Nature Center to discover who is out and about at night and what activities these creatures are up to! Explore the trails at the Nature Center in search of beavers, owls, raccoons, deer and other nocturnal animals. Learn more about these nocturnal animals. After the hike we will be gazing at the night sky and discussing the constellations, planets, stars, and the moon phase!
Meeting Place: Audubon Center at Chatfield
Registration Required– limited to 20 people.
$5 ASGD members; $8 non-members; $12 per member family; $20 per non-member family. (Family = 3-6 people)
Please call our office at 303-973-9530 or Register Online!
Notes: Please wear shoes to hike in, weather appropriate clothing, and bring a flashlight if you’d like. Wear long pants and hiking shoes, as the poison ivy along the river is growing really well!
*If the weather is inclement, this outing may be cancelled. Please call our office (303-973-9530) before 4pm the day of the hike to see if it has been cancelled.
Visit the Audubon Center at Chatfied on your own for hiking, bird and wildlife watching, and to stroll the native gardens surrounding the buildings.
Bring your Scouts or students on a field trip where our Naturalists share information about Chatfield area wildlife and habitats. Choose a group program and schedule your adventure today!
Spend a week exploring nature and wildlife at the Audubon Center. Camps are run by experienced summer program partners and taught by passionate naturalists. Find more details on summer programs and Audubon camp partner contact information and register today!