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Birds 1015 Snowy egret smallWalk the Wetlands 

Sunday, October 5, 8am
Sunday, November 2, 9am
(Walk the Wetlands begins at 8am April through October , and at 9am Novewmber through March)
Walk along the South Platte River exploring ponds and habitats for residents and migratory birds. We always have a surprise! This is a great program for birders of all ages and levels. Bring binoculars, field guides, water and a snack. 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.

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“Animals of All Hallows’ Eve” Nocturnal Wildlife Hike

Friday, October 17, 7-9 pm

Have you ever wondered why certain animals have become legendary during the Halloween celebration? Explore the trails at the Audubon Nature Center in search of little brown bats, great horned owls, woodhouse toads and other nocturnal animals. Learn about the legends that have deemed these creatures as creepy, spooky, or icky! An Audubon naturalist will teach you more about their amazing adaptations for night-time survival, and why we feel they are actually worthy of being called wonderful!

Meeting Place: Audubon Center at Chatfield

Registration Required– limited to 25 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.

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Bird Banding Station: Open May 2015Yellow Breasted 2 by Linda Covnot cropped

Stay tuned for the Spring 2015 dates

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 will be open Saturdays & Sundays, 8am-noon to greet you and guide you to the station. Easy to moderate walking required on flat trails.

Meeting Place: Audubon Center at Chatfield

Registration NOT required. However, if the station is busy, there may be timed sessions. Group visits over 10 people are available by reservation only. Please contact to register your group for Spring 2015. 

 On Your Own

Please call 303.973.9530 for directions to the Nature Center or use link below for directions:

DO NOT use Mapquest, Google Earth, or GPS.

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**BBFGWS: bring binoculars, field guides, water and snacks

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.