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.
Here are some upcoming programs and events.


Nature Immersion Forest Camp - November 19 & 20 9am-1pm
Ages 4-7  $75 per child

A place for unstructured, safe exploration in nature with a small group of friends. 

Forest exploration followed by lunch and nature-inspired art. For more information, CLICK HERE. 

To register please contact Briana Legaspi at or call (719) 838-0143
Or you can register online at


Nature Immersion Programming Series
Engagement in the natural world and social interaction between peers and skilled mentors of nature and ancestral skills for youth. Schedule in development. Please contact Lori Whipple, YGC for more information at or (719) 838-0143.

Snowschool Winter Program
winter-based curriculum to introduce kids to the joy of exploring winter wildlands. Schedule in development. Please contact Kristin Barrett, PC for more information at or (719) 838-0143.

November 27
#GivingTuesday pledge day for #ColoradoGivesDay on December 4th. How can you get involved in the fun of ‘fun’draising? Contact Amity Vargas, ED for more information at or (719) 838-0143.

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