Audubon Society of Greater Denver is an environmental education and conservation organization which is dedicated to connecting people with nature through education, conservation and research. This month and next are no exception because there are some fun and exciting events happening at the Audubon Society’s Nature Center." /> Audubon Society of Greater Denver is an environmental education and conservation organization which is dedicated to connecting people with nature through education, conservation and research. This month and next are no exception because there are some fun and exciting events happening at the Audubon Society’s Nature Center. " />
Posted on August 16, 2016 by Krysta Cossitt
This popular program is back on Friday, August 19th. For two hours, starting at 7pm, hikers will be on the look-out for bats, beavers, owls and other nocturnal creatures. Coyote calls might be heard and up-close encounters of tiger salamanders are in store for all that join. Register online for a spot starting at $5 for children and $8 for adults.
The Audubon Society is hosting the South Platte Valley Humane Society’s mobile adoption unit on Saturday, August 20th from 11am – 2pm. There will be plenty of great animals up for adoption. You’ll also get a chance to learn more about the importance of keeping cats indoors and the Chatfield State Park Dog Off-Leash Area (DOLA) and you’ll have the opportunity to take your current pet on a hike around the area. This public event is FREE.
Audubon’s newest program is scheduled for Sunday, August 21st from 12pm – 3pm. Hikers will get to explore the South Platte River and all the birds and aquatic wildlife that live nearby. Hikers will spot tracks, skulls and scat. Then it’ll be time for fun river races and beaver dam building. Register online for a spot starting at $5 for children and $8 for adults.
Mark your calendars for a fun filled day on Saturday, September 24th from 10am – 2pm because the Audubon Society of Greater Denver is hosting their 6th Annual HOOTenanny at the Audubon Nature Center. Starting at just $8 a ticket, children and adults are treated to a celebration of owls and bluegrass music. There will also be educational activities, crafts and informational displays presented by local non-profit and government organizations.
“Owls are all around us, but these masters of disguise are rarely seen,” said Kate Hogan, Community Outreach Coordinator of the Audubon Society of Greater Denver. “Our HOOTenanny event provides the unique opportunity to admire these amazing, mostly nocturnal creatures, in our outdoor amphitheater with live encounters from Wild Wings Environmental Education. We hope that these close, personal encounters with owls will inspire event visitors to learn more, join us for a hike to observe wild owls, and take action in their own lives to help protect the owls of Colorado.”
Local owl artwork will be on display and available for purchase through the Roxborough Arts Council. Check out the adorable owl hats, earrings, stuffed animals, and other merchandise in the nature center gift shop or browse the owl book collection provided by the Roxborough Library. Delicious local eats will be available for purchase from the Chibby Wibbitz food truck (vegan and vegetarian available), and local bluegrass music will be performed by Coal Town Reunion.
New to the event this year, the Breckenridge Brewery will be hosting a Hoot N’ Holler After Party at their Farm House Restaurant, located at 2990 Brewery Ln, Littleton, CO 80120. Adults (21 and older) that attend the Audubon Society HOOTenanny event will receive a complimentary beer coupon to be redeemed that afternoon or evening.
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Tags: Annual HOOTenany, Audubon Nature Center, Audubon Society of Greater Denver, Chatfield State Park Dog Off-Leash Area, Coal Town Reunion, humane society of south platte valley, Nocturnal Hike