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.
Sunday November 3, 9am
Sunday December 1, 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 residents birds. We always have a surprise! Dress for the weather. Bring binoculars, field guides, water and a snack. BBFGWS**. We can lend you binoculars and field guides if you don’t have them.
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.
Leaders: Audubon Master Birders
Registration NOT required. Donations to ASGD appreciated.
For Children ages 3-6 (and parent/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 – Birds Beaks 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
Registration required: Friends Members: $5/child and their adult; $2 each additional child
Non-members: $8/child and their adult; $4 each additional child
Register at 303-973-9530 or firstname.lastname@example.org
**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, Great Backyard Bird Count, & HOOTenanny!
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. $5 ASGD members; $8 non-members; $12 per member family; $20 per non-member family. (Family = 3 or more people)
Limited to 20 people (Please call our office) 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 canceled.
Please call 303.973.9530 for directions to the Nature Center or use link below for directions: http://www.denveraudubon.org/about/directions/
DO NOT use Mapquest, Google Earth, or GPS.
Audubon Center at Chatfield – From C470 & Wadsworth, go south on Wadsworth 4.4 miles. Turn left onto Waterton Road. Turn left immediately into the first parking lot, at the Audubon Center sign.