Things To Do at the
Audubon Center at Chatfield


Shake Rattle N’ Bull Snake Encounter (21 and over)P1060192

Sunday July 17, 6:30–8:30 pm

Join local herpetologist, Bryon Shipley, for an in-depth look at rattlesnakes and bull snakes in Colorado! Learn about the features that make these snakes diversely different in this adults only class, complete with wine, beer and appetizers! Have a chance to touch live animal visitors and ease any uneasiness you may have about these cold-blooded critters.

Meeting Place: Audubon Center at Chatfield, 11280 S. Waterton Rd., Littleton, CO 80125

Registration Required: (http://www.denveraudubon.org/programs/snakeencounterregistration/)  Minimum age required to participate is 21 years old.  Adult members $15; Adult non-members $18.


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Nocturnal Wildlife Hike — Bats, Beavers and More!Sky 006 Full moon

Friday, July 22, 7-9pm, Hummingbird Moths

Join us for this ever popular program in search of bats, beavers, owls, and more.  Listen for coyote calls, check out the bat houses around the ponds, and see if the beaver are making progress on their South Platte River dam.

Meeting Place: Audubon Center at Chatfield, 11280 S. Waterton Rd, Littleton, CO 80125

Registration Required (http://www.denveraudubon.org/programs/nocturnalhikereg-2/).  Adult members $8; Adult non-members $11; kids/teen members, $5; kids/teen non-members $8.


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Bird Habitat Garden Tour Featuring Audubon Nature CenterLorraine and John Aslakson Garden 2015 II

Saturday, July 23, 9am-1pm

Join us for our second year hosting a bird habitat garden tour of homes in Trailmark and Roxborough, as well as our own Nature Center gardens. Visit beautiful home gardens in southwest Littleton featuring designs with birds in mind. The essentials for attracting birds are included: food, nesting sites, shelter, and water. Explore a diversity of plants and trees in a variety of settings for attracting our avian neighbors. This tour is an opportunity for birders, gardeners, and outdoor enthusiasts to learn ways to create habitat in their own yards. Proceeds support our environmental education programs for all ages.

Meeting Place: Audubon Center – pick up your map no later than 11:30.

Registration Required. Members $15; Non-members $18


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100 Years for Birds — Featuring Nature’s EducatorsBroad-tailed Hummingbird by Dick Vogel

Sunday August 28, 10 am to 12 pm

Join the Audubon Society of Greater Denver to celebrate 100 Years for Birds!  Three of the raptor ambassadors from Nature’s Educators will be present, including the only osprey used for educational outreach in the state of Colorado.  August 16th marks the Centennial anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty signed between the United States and Great Britain in the year 1916 – this historic piece of legislation has protected many bird species in the United States from extinction!

Meeting Place: Audubon Center at Chatfield, 11280 S. Waterton Rd., Littleton, CO 80125

Leader: Kate Hogan, Community Outreach Coordinator and Audubon

Registration Required (http://www.denveraudubon.org/programs/100yearsregistration/). Adult members $8; Adult non-members $11; kids/teen members (ages 8-18) $5; kids/teen non-members $8.


Walk the Wetlands

First Sunday of Every Month

November to March at 9am

April to October at 8am

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. Bring binoculars, field guides, water and a snack (a scope if you have one); 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 NOT required. Donations to ASGD appreciated.

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Family Programs

Attend family classes and activities

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On Your Own

Visit the Audubon Center at Chatfied on your own for hiking, bird and wildlife watching, and to stroll the native gardens surrounding the buildings.

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Scout Programs and School Field Trips

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!

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Summer Camp Programs

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!

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