When: July 9, 2018 – 1pm to 3pm
Who: Adults and kids 15 and over

Do you like to hike above tree-line? Do you love birds? Are you interested in participating in citizen science projects?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, come to Beaver Ponds to find out how you can help monitor populations of brown-capped rosy finches here in Colorado!

Brown-capped rosy finches are Colorado natives. If you live in the mountains you may have seen them at your feeders in the winter. In the summer, they move to even higher elevations above tree line to mate and nest in rocky crevices and talus fields. It is believed their numbers have declined drastically in the last 50 years, possibly due to reduced mountain snow pack. Dr. Luke George from the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies has been studying and banding the birds to try to determine why their populations are dwindling. He will provide a lecture about these fascinating little creatures and explain how you can assist in his monitoring efforts.

Dr. Luke George has spent a lifetime studying birds across North America. His research has focused on songbird ecology, demography, habitat selection, and conservation working with a variety of species. He has authored more than 75 scientific papers and technical reports on wildlife research and natural resource conservation.

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Registration closes July 6th. Limited to 30 participants. Cost: Free
To register: Contact Kristin Barrett at 719-836-0123 or fill out the form below.

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Events & Programs


There's always something fun to do at Beaver Ponds this summer.
Here are some upcoming programs and events.


Plant Walks - The 30th of each month
August 30, 10am - 12pm
Contact Eric Chatt for more information at (719) 838-0143

Plein Air Artists 
September 5, 9am - 3pm
Contact Julie Bullock for more information at (719) 836-2622

Fiber Workshop Series - Felting Insoles
September 9, 1pm - 4pm
Contact Krissy Barrett for more information at (719) 838-0143
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September 12-14, 11am - 1pm
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