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John James Nature Sketch Contest

John James Nature Sketch Contest (April 26 to May 16) Contest Description: Our namesake, John James Audubon, achieved great status as a naturalist, scientific observer, and artist during his lifetime from 1785 to 1851. To celebrate his 235th birthday (this Sunday, April 26), we are hosting an online “John James Nature Sketch Challenge.” Nature journaling

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Back Yard Birds – April 15, 2020

Spring Arrivals Always Captivate Bird Watchers by Hugh Kingery This year, swallows started the chain of arrivals. Mary Fran O’Connor, March 14, saw two Northern Rough-winged Swallows—very very early. On March 17, Amy Cervene “heard my first calling Say’s Phoebe in Highlands Ranch.   Pretty sure I startled some neighbors when I called back to him

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Contest: Draw Your Favorite Bird

Contest: Draw Your Favorite Bird! We are so grateful to all the families and children who participating in this contest. THE DRAWINGS WERE ALL SO GOOD IT WAS TERRIBLY HARD TO ELIMINATE SOME. 🙁 We had 60 entries from kids between the ages of 4 and 17. We divided the contest into three age groups

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Delay Tree Trimming to Protect Nests

Delay Tree Trimming to Protect Nests By Mike Serruto E.E. Cummings wrote of spring in one of his many odes to this season: “all the merry little birds are flying in the floating in the very spirits singing in are winging in the blossoming” During spring, we all look for the return of warm green

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Backyard Birds

Backyard Birds – March 24, 2020 Bluebirds have arrived! On February 27, Brenda Beatty saw five Mountain Bluebirds along County Road 105 near Sedalia. At the Denver Audubon office (back in the days before it closed) Rhonda Shank saw “two Mountain Bluebirds sitting pretty on stalks of mullein outside the office! Thanks to Betty Glass

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Denver Audubon COVID-19 Actions

Denver Audubon COVID-19 Actions Denver Audubon is continually monitoring COVID-19 and adjusting our programs in accordance with state and federal guidelines to help slow the spread of the virus. In accordance with state recommendations, we are announcing the following changes, cancellations, and postponements: Our offices will be closed until further notice with staff members working

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Poll Shows Colorado Voters are Conservationists

Poll Shows Colorado Voters are Conservationists The tenth annual Colorado College State of the Rockies Project Conservation in the West Poll was released On February 20, 2020, showing voters in the Mountain West are calling for an aggressive agenda to protect more public lands in the face of threats from climate change impacts and energy

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Big Year Birding Contest Winners

Big Year Birding Contest Winners! To celebrate Denver Audubon’s 50th Anniversary, we invited birders across the Denver metro area to compete to identify the most birds in their county. The competition took place throughout 2019. Who are the winners and why do they bird? We sent questionnaires to each of the winners to find out

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