Audubon Society of Greater Denver
6th Annual HOOTenanny Owl & Bluegrass Festival
Saturday, September 24, 10am-2pm
Get Outdoors and Explore
Nocturnal Wildlife Hike – Owls of Chatfield
Friday, September 16 from 6:30-8:30p
Join us for this ever popular program in search of bats, beavers, owls, and more. Listen for coyote calls, check out the bat houses around the ponds, and see if the beaver are making progress on their South Platte River dam. A special introduction to the Owls of Chatfield will be featured in preparation for the 6th Annual. Register Online
Exploring the Ecology of Cherry Creek — Fall Equinox Walk
Saturday, September 17 from 10am-12pm
Join the Cherry Creek Stewardship Partners to explore the terrific new features at the Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park such as the enhanced riparian and wetlands habitat. The Partners will lead a fall equinox tour as part of the quarterly census of wildlife activity at the park. Learn about nature and science at this unique open space park in Arapahoe County. Among the birds we may see are Say’s phoebe, red-tailed hawk, great horned owl, house wren, and song sparrow.
Explore Evergreen – Birds, Elk, & Beer
Saturday, September 17 from 9am-12pm
We’ll bird Buchanan Park, which has a nice walking trail with nuthatches, bluebirds, hummingbirds, swallows, sparrows, finches, woodpeckers, and chickadees, and briefly tour Evergreen’s Community Garden before proceeding to Evergreen Lake, where we should see bugling elk and migrant birds. Most observation will be on foot, involving some mild to moderate hiking. OPTIONAL: Lunch and craft beers on the patio of the new Lariat Lodge Brewing Company, Evergreen’s newest restaurant, located near Main Street. The LLBC is surrounded by forest which should allow for continued birding. Register Online.