First Sunday of Every Month
Sunday October 5 at 8am
Sunday November 2 at 9am
(Walk the Wetlands begins at 8am April through October, and at 9am November 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.
Saturday, September 27, 10am-3pm
Discover the secret life of owls through crafts, activities, and displays. Join local owl experts to learn more about Colorado owls, owl conservation, and see live owls up close with Wild Wings Environmental Education. Investigate owl pellets (aka owl puke) in “Whoo’s for Dinner?” and make a fuzzy baby owl craft. Pizza and beverages available for purchase from Southside Pizzeria. Enjoy bluegrass music during the event.
Meeting Place: Audubon Center at Chatfield (11280 Waterton Rd. Littleton, CO 80128).
Registration not required, but would be appreciated.
$7 adults; $5 children ages 3-12
Third Friday of the month June-Octoberfrom 7-9pm
October 17 from 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!