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Red-winged Blackbird Nursery   The red-winged blackbird is one of the most common birds at the Audubon Center.  They are glossy black with red and yellow shoulders.  They make their … Read More

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Busy as a Beaver   Beavers are the largest rodent in North America.  The beavers that live near the Audubon Nature Center property den in the banks along Muskrat and … Read More

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Bird Banding The pavilion to your left, on the other side of the fence, hosts the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory’s bird banding station every May.  Mist nets are set up … Read More

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Boxelder Trees  Boxelder trees are a type of maple tree native to Colorado.  They have wide spreading, low braches with smooth bark.  The leaves are compound (more than one leaflet … Read More

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Diverse Habitat = Diverse Wildlife   Riparian Habitat The land surrounding a river or stream is called a riparian zone.  Trees, such as cottonwoods, boxelders, and willows, make their home … Read More

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Rubber Rabbitbrush image courtesy of USDA Forest Service  The most dominant vegetation in the Colorado Native Gardens is rubber rabbitbrush.  It is a perennial shrub with slender branches and dense … Read More

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Audubon Center Native Gardens Most of the plants in the Colorado Native Gardens of the Audubon Center are either Colorado natives or are suitable for the harsh, dry, Colorado climate … Read More

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Snapping Turtles   Snapping turtles are the largest freshwater turtle in the west and can grow to  the size of a beach ball and weight as much as 84 pounds.  … Read More

Audubon Nature Trail

Audubon Nature Trail The markers on this trail were constructed by Andrew Tarr and Troop 114, Littleton, CO for his Eagle Project on March 31, 2012. Thank you Troop 114! Enjoy the … Read More

Share the View Photo Contest

Share the View International Photography Contest 2017 Winners (You may also enjoy a gallery display of the Top 250 highly commended images for this year’s contest.) Grand Prize Winner GRAND … Read More