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Great-horned owl at Ridgway State Park

​​Colorado Owl Festival

March 27 - 28 in  Pueblo ​

​Join the Nature & Raptor Center of Pueblo, Pueblo County Library District, Pueblo Zoo, Arkansas Valley Audubon​ 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. Event location is at 5200 Nature Center Rd, Pueblo CO 81003. Additional Information can be found on the Colorado Owl Festival ​website​. ​Contact Information: ​719-549-2414.​

Events

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!

Roxborough Sunrise Park Opening
Saturday, April 25

Enjoy early opening to the Park perhaps taking a refreshing hike or some early morning photos. Each vehicle entering the park will need a valid pass. If you do not have the annual sticker, please come prepared to purchase the daily pass $7.00 (cash or check only) at the self-serve sign next to the entrance station.

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.

Hike with a Naturalist
Thursday, May 7

Hike one of the many trails of Roxborough with Naturalist, Skip Pumfrey. Explore the park's geology, ecosystems, flora and fauna. Discuss early Indian and pioneer life in the area. Search for signs of the animals that live in the park. Please bring a snack, water, and appropriate clothing for the changing weather. Reservations Required. Call and save a spot prior to the event.

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.

Pikes Peak Birding & Nature Festival
Saturday, May 9

Note: ​Day 2 -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.

Guided Bird Walk in North Cheyenne Canon Park
Saturday, May 9

Enjoy a guided hike through the forested area of North Cheyenne Canon Park. Canon birds include the Northern flicker, Steller's Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-tailed Hawk, Spotted towhee, Broad-tailed Hummingbird and many more. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Visit www.pikespeakbirdingandnaturefestival.org to sign up.

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