El Paso County’s Fountain Creek Nature Center and Bear Creek Nature Center announce the events and activities for January 2020 which includes: a moon hike, birds of prey, a campfire, and several children’s programs.

Fountain Creek Nature Center

320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817

719-520-6745, www.ElPasoCountyNatureCenters.com

Fountain Creek Nature Adventures: Super Sleepers

Thursday, January 2, 10-11:30 am

Children ages 3-6, with an adult, will enjoy puppet shows or stories, crafts, hands-on activities, and discovery time on the trail. $3 per person including siblings and adults. Prepaid reservations required.

Morning Hike & Campfire

Saturday, January 4, 10-11:30am

Start the New Year off right by joining us for a short winter hike followed by a campfire, songs, stories, and of course s’mores! $5 per non-member, prepaid reservations required.

2s & 3s Outdoors: D is for Deer

Thursday, January 9, 10-11:15 am

Explore nature with your 2 or 3 year-old through interactive activities, a story, and a short hike. $3 per person including siblings and adults. Prepaid reservations required.

Wolf Moon Hike

Friday, January 10, 7-9pm

Howl! How did the different moon phases get their names and what causes their phases? Join a naturalist for an indoor discussion and an outdoor guided hike on an easy, moonlit trail testing your nocturnal animal knowledge along the way. Dress for the weather! $4 per non-member, prepaid reservations required.

Fountain Creek Winter Bird Count

Saturday, January 11, 8;30-11am

Beginning to advanced birders are invited to observe and record the numbers of bird species and populations found in Fountain Creek Regional Park. $5 per person.

Live Birds of Prey!

Saturday, January 25, 10-11am

Learn about hawks, owls, eagles, falcons, and vultures through a live birds of prey program with Nature & Wildlife Recovery Center. The presentation includes two different birds of prey, raptor adaptations, predator/prey relationships, natural history, personal stories of the birds presented, and our work to rehabilitate sick, injured, and orphaned birds of prey. $5 per non-member, prepaid registration required. Donations appreciated for the birds.

Bear Creek Nature Center

245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

719-520-6387, www.ElPasoCountyNatureCenters.com

Some Flew Away but Who Has Stayed?

Saturday, January 4, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Let’s hike and search for birds that call Bear Creek home during the winter months and make a bird treat ornament to attract birds to your yard. All ages. $4 member, $5 nonmember. Prepaid registration required.

Full Moon Kids’ Night Out at Bear Creek

Friday, January 10, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Parents – enjoy an evening to yourselves while your child spends an evening at Bear Creek. Full moon night hike, educational games and activities and a campfire. Dinner provided. $15 per member child, $20 per nonmember child. Prepaid registration required.

Aiken Audubon Monthly Program: Topic TBD

Wednesday, January 15, 7:00 p.m.

Free monthly Aiken Audubon meeting and educational program. Free and open to the public. Social & refreshments at 6:30 p.m.

Nature Explorers: Tail Tales

Wednesday, January 22, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 23, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Children, ages 4-5 with an adult, will enjoy hands-on activities, puppet shows or stories, crafts, and a hike. Accompanying siblings under 2 free. $3 per person including siblings & adults. Prepaid registration required.

Family Yoga: Animal Theme!

Saturday, January 25, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Join the Peaceful Warriors at Bear Creek Nature Center for a morning of animal yoga. Craft to follow the one-hour yoga class. Minimum age 4. Children must be accompanied by a parent. $5 per participant, prepaid registration required.

Little Wonders: Snouts & Sniffers

Wednesday, January 29, 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Thursday, January 30, 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Discover the world of nature with your 2 or 3-year-old. Interactive activities and a short hike make this the perfect introduction to the outdoors for your child. $3 per person including siblings & adults. Prepaid registration required.