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january, 2020

wed01jan8:00 am3:30 pmDenver Urban Christmas Count - Botanic Gardens, Washington Park, Denver Country ClubA holiday tradition—everyone welcome: beginners, intermediate, and advanced. The more eyes we have, the more birds we see. And we like to encourage people to get involved. Start the New Year with a half day or whole day effort—a good way to start 2020! The count covers a circle with a 15-mile diameter that includes the Platte River from the north city limits to Mississippi Ave., west to Buckley Air Force Base and the Rocky Mountain Arsenal. After the count, at 5 p.m. celebrate with a Potluck at Washington Park United Church of Christ, 400 S. Williams St., Denver CO, 80209. The parking lot for the church is to the north, and the accessible entrance is off the alley. Call Urling Kingery at 303-814-2723 to RSVP and to enjoy the chili potluck, Urling's brownies, and your salad, dessert, veggie, or finger foods. Feel free to come even if you don’t RSVP. Count Leader, Hugh Kingery: 303-814-2723 or 720-626-9566.8:00 am - 3:30 pm Count Area: Denver Botanic Gardens, Washington Park, Denver Country Club., 2990 Brewery LaneEvent Type :WorkshopAdmission:Paid

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(Wednesday) 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Count Area: Denver Botanic Gardens, Washington Park, Denver Country Club.

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A New Year’s Day Trek along with Marilyn Rhodes and a group of intrepid nature-lovers on a car/walking tour of Denver Botanic Gardens, Cheeseman Park, Denver Country Club, Wash Park, DU Campus, and Harvard Gulch near Porter Hospital. We’ll tally all the bird species we can find between about 8:00 in the morning until about 3:30pm. Lunch stop at Whole Foods Deli (Speer at University Blvd). A laid-back, easy day with good company, birds and wildlife. All skill levels welcome – novice to beginner, to know-it-all experts welcomed with open arms! Let me know if you want to tag along for the day, half-day, couple of hours, whatever! Optional attendance at the Tally Rally pot-luck after the count.

After the count, at 5 p.m. celebrate with a Potluck at Washington Park United Church of Christ, 400 S. Williams St., Denver CO, 80209. The parking lot for the church is to the north, and the accessible entrance is off the alley. Call Urling Kingery at 303-814-2723 to RSVP and to enjoy the chili potluck, Urling's brownies, and your salad, dessert, veggie, or finger foods. Feel free to come even if you don’t RSVP.

Count Area: Denver Botanic Gardens, Washington Park, Denver Country Club. 

Mode of Travel: Car, some walking. We will carpool from the Denver Botanic Gardens to our other destinations. We can leave vehicles in the lot until we complete the count but no later than 5 p.m.

Meeting Place: Meet on the top level of the parking garage located directly across from the Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206. We'll be parking in the uncovered lot on the east side of York, just across the street from the main entrance to the gardens. Entrance to the garage can be made on both the York Street and Josephine Street sides.

Please try to arrive 15 minutes early so we can collect forms and be ready to go at 8 a.m. The Pinion Gate, located just North of the DBG Visitor Center, will be unlocked between 7:45 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. for access onto the property. If you arrive late, contact DBG Security at 303-472-1288 for access. If you have a problem, call Marilyn on her cell phone, 720-333-2551.

To Sign Up: Contact Area Leader Marilyn Rhodes (cloverlane@aol.com, 720-333-2551—cell).

 

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