April 27- June 2
Station open: 7-11 am (weather permitting) Station closed May 10 & 11th.
Observe research in action! with a scientist from Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.
Visitors watch research in action and see warblers, sparrows, woodpeckers, thrushes, and other songbirds up close at Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory’s bird banding research station. The Audubon Center is open Saturdays & Sundays from 8 am until 12 pm on the above dates to greet you and guide you to the station. Easy to moderate walking required on flat trails.
Location: Audubon Center at Chatfield. The Audubon Center is located on Waterton Road, 4.4 miles south of C-470 and Wadsworth.
Registration NOT required. However, if the station is busy, there may be timed sessions.
Fees: Donations appreciated.
Saturday June 15, 8am-2:30pm
The Bioblitz includes activities that highlight the plants and animals that live in the Chatfield Basin area. Kids and adults will observe, explore, discover, question, and enjoy the amazing world of nature that exists around the Chatfield Basin with the help of volunteer scientists. Join volunteers and organizers at 3:30 PM to hear what species scientists found throughout the day.
For more information contact 303-376-7549 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting Place: Audubon Center at Chatfield
Registration not required. No Fee. Donations appreciated!
Sunday May 5, 8am
Sunday June 2, 8am
Sunday July 7, 8am
(Walk the Wetlands begins at 8:00 am April through September, and at 9:00 am October through March)
Walk along the South Platte River exploring ponds and habitats for spring residents.We always have a surprise! Dress in layers 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.
Leaders: Audubon Master Birders
Pre-registration is NOT required. Donations to ASGD appreciated.
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.
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 May 1 , 10-11am–Cancelled
Wednesday May 15, 9-10am (note time change) Junior Scientists: Bird Banding – Come see live songbirds up close and meet a bird scientist. Watch as she takes the birds’ measurements and help her release the songbirds back into the wild. Learn why birds migrate and where they are going!
Wednesdays June 5 & 19, 10-11am Tree Houses: Who Lives in Trees? - Come discover the many different creatures that live in trees. Which animals live in trees? What do their houses look like? Is it a nest, a hole, or a branch?
Wednesday June 19, 10-11am Flutterby Butterfly – Wow, look it’s a beautiful butterfly! Come join us as we learn about the lives of butterflies. Learn how they change from being a caterpillar to becoming a butterfly. We will try to catch butterflies to see what they look like up close!
Location: 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
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, Great Backyard Bird Count, & HOOTenanny!
Friday, May 17, 7-9 pm
Friday, June 21, 7-9 pm
Friday, July 19, 7-9 pm
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!
Location: Audubon Center at Chatfield
$5 ASGD members; $8 non-members; $12 per member family; $20 per non-member family. (Family = 3 or more people)
Registration: Required– 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 posion 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.