Nature Center Events and Programs for January 2019

El Paso County’s Fountain Creek Nature Center and Bear Creek Nature Center announce the events and activities for January 2019 which includes: a bird count, night photography, hikes, volunteer orientations and a celebration of the new exhibits at Bear Creek Nature Center.   Fountain Creek Nature Center 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817 719-520-6745,…

Online Land Stewardship Program – Now Live

Colorado State University Extension – Online Land Stewardship Program is now live! Those who own, live on, and manage small-acreage properties are responsible for a variety of natural resources, including soil, water. air, plants and animals. It is important to manage these resources sustainably to ensure the land remains healthy, productive, ecologically diverse and preserved…

Events and Programs for October

El Paso County’s Fountain Creek Nature Center and Bear Creek Nature Center announce the events and activities for October 2018 which includes: ducks, gnomes, Webelos Scouts, Harvest Festival, pumpkin carving and annual Jack-O-Lantern trail.   Fountain Creek Nature Center 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817 719-520-6745, www.ElPasoCountyNatureCenters.com   Nature Adventures: Sensational Seeds Thursday, Oct.…

Events and Programs for September 2018

El Paso County’s Fountain Creek Nature Center and Bear Creek Nature Center announce the events and activities for September 2018 which includes: spiders, a bird count, volunteer training, grasshoppers and star gazing.   Fountain Creek Nature Center 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817 719-520-6745, www.ElPasoCountyNatureCenters.com   Nature Adventures: Itsy Bitsy Spider Thursday, September 6,…

Soil and Compost: Foundation of a Successful Garden

Colorado State University Extension offers Soil and Compost: Foundation of a Successful Garden. Learn how to effectively manage and amend soils in Colorado to successfully grow plants. Drainage, compaction, water infiltration and water retention are all soil properties that can be improved with proper management. Adding quality compost is a key to enhancing positive soil…