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Two youth looking for sheep at the Bighorn Sheep Festival in Colorado Springs, Garden of the Gods, Feb. 2014

​​​9th Annual Bighorn Sheep Day

Saturday, February 14 in Colorado Springs

Garden of the Gods park, in partnership with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, provides this free event that

Boy hugging sheep mascot at Festival 2014​celebrates the fact that our majestic state mammal is often seen within the Colorado Springs city limits! Find out more about the amazing Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep! Look for bighorns using binoculars and scopes, take a guided nature walk that focuses on bighorn sheep, hear ​presentations about bighorn sheep biology and the Rampart and Pikes Peak herds  and experience a bighorn "touch table." Free hot cider and cookies are provided. 

For more information on the event, view the Poster and visit the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center's "9th Annual Bighorn Sheep Day" page, or call 719-​219-0108. Find out more about bighorn sheep.​​

Events

February Anyday Hikes
Sunday, February 1

Interpreter guided hikes.

Pueblo Eagle Days
Saturday, February 7

The Seventeenth Annual Festival is three days of fun for the whole family.

Bighorn Sheep Day
Saturday, February 14

Colorado Parks and Wildlife, in partnership with Garden of the Gods park, provides this free event that celebrates the fact that our majestic state mammal is often seen within the Colorado Springs city limits! Find out more about the amazing Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep! Look for bighorns using binoculars and scopes, take a guided nature walk that focuses on bighorn sheep, hear presentations about bighorn sheep biology and the Rampart and Pikes Peak herds and experience a bighorn 'touch table'. Free refreshments, too.

Colorado Owl Festival
Friday, March 27

Note: This is a two day event March 27 - 28. Join the Nature & Raptor Center of Pueblo, Pueblo County Library District, Pueblo Zoo, Arkansas Valley Audobon Society and Mountain Park Environmental Center for a weekend of all things owl. Highlights of the weekend include live owl demonstrations, night hikes, special workshops and presentations by owl experts. Family activities include owl crafts, owl stories, an owl movie and an owl pellet dissection.

Karval Mountain Plover Festival
Friday, April 24

Come to this festival for a first-hand, guided experience to viewing shortgrass prairie wildlife, including mountain plovers, burrowing owls, and swift foxes. Fun for the whole family!

Outdoor Heritage Day - Palisade
Saturday, April 25

This FREE family event will provide kids and adults with an opportunity to explore the outdoors! Try your hand at fishing, archery or .22 shooting along with many other activities for you to try. You may even go home with some free prizes! Lunch is provided from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., first come, first served.

Pikes Peak Birding & Nature Festival
Friday, May 8

Note: ​This is a 3 day event, May 8 - 10. Spring migration in Colorado is often full of surprises so this festival promises to be a special event. Field trips, seminars, tours and events are happening throughout El Paso, Pueblo and Teller Counties. Registrants can visit working cattle ranches, observe bird banding demonstrations, enjoy a guided drive up Pikes Peak​, watch herding dogs in action, go behind the scenes at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and take a tour of the rarely seen John James Audubon artwork at the Fine Arts Center. Participants can also attend interesting workshops, seminars, a banquet with a keynote speaker and of course enjoy BIRDING!​

Hummingbird Festival
Saturday, May 9

Free, one-day event held at the Starsmore Discovery Center, featuring children's activities, craft projects, face painting, live entertainment, climbing wall, Ute tipi and Ute craft project, native plant sale, hummingbird viewing bus tour, food and nature product vendors, and much, much more. Fun for the whole family! For details, call 719-385-6086.

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