Wednesday, January 31st
Owl Prowl at DuPont Open Space
5:30pm to 8:30pm / DuPont Open Space, Louviers, Colorado / Space is limited, Please RSVP
Join Douglas Land Conservancy, in partnership with Douglas County Open Space, for a unique, full moon hike in search of owl activity at beautiful DuPont Open Space in Louviers. We will meet inside the Louviers Village Clubhouse, 7865 Louviers Boulevard, Louviers, CO 80125 at 5:30 pm.
Our evening will begin with a special presentation by Nature’s Educators. The experts from Nature’s Educators will teach us about special features owls use for hunting and the necessary role of the owl as predator in our local ecosystem. Three live owls will be present to view up close.
After the presentation we will head out on the trail along Plum Creek to enjoy a full moon hike and birding adventure. With the help of guides, you will learn how to identify signs of owl activity and gain some basic knowledge about our nocturnal neighbors. Known regional owls that we hope to encounter are the Great Horned Owl, the Eastern Screech-Owl, the Long-Eared Owl, and the Northern Saw-Whet Owl.
Dress for the weather, bring plenty of water and your sense of adventure. Hiking boots are recommended. Please register only if you are able to hike through the woods in semi-darkness. This is a family friendly event on a moderately easy trail. Dogs are not allowed on this hike.
Following the hike we will reconvene in the clubhouse for complimentary hot chocolate.
Space is limited. The hike is free, but a $10 per person donation to DLC is suggested.
Our events fill quickly. If the event is full, please contact
Amy Graziano at email@example.com or 303.688.8025 to be added to the wait list.
DuPont Open Space was donated to Douglas County Open Space by the DuPont Company and is protected with a conservation easement held by Douglas Land Conservancy.
Your guides for the Owl Prowl:
is the expert when it comes to birding in the Louviers/DuPont area. He has lived with his family in Louviers for many years and knows where the various species are most likely found. He is a Douglas County Open Space Volunteer, keeping an eye on the DuPont Open Space properties as he leads the Christmas Bird Count there and often takes other birders or rookies in search of elusive species throughout the year. Tom posts his findings on the CO-Birds mailing list and had birded throughout Colorado, the United States and in far corners of the world. He is the owner of Country Lane Nursery, which specializes in native plants, located north of Franktown.
is the Natural Resource Specialist for Douglas County Division of Open Space and Natural Resources and lives just outside of Sedalia along Plum Creek. She has contributed to the Colorado Bird Atlas while living in Steamboat Springs and working for the Routt National Forest. While serving as the Naturalist at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield she became more acquainted with Front Range birds while leading hikes and accompanying the Tuesday Birders. DuPont is her favorite Douglas County Open Space property for birding.
and her husband Curt have lived in Colorado for the past 29 years and have learned to love all of the different habitats in our adopted home state. Elizabeth has a Master of Science in Wildlife Management and is also a certified Colorado Native Plant Master. Since her retirement six years ago, she has been a volunteer naturalist for Douglas Land Conservancy, Douglas County Open Space, and Cherokee Ranch and Castle Foundation. Elizabeth expresses her passion for land stewardship through volunteer activities such as leading nature hikes, monitoring bluebird houses, and presenting programs on wildlife species.