Animals Around the Rock
Join Douglas Land Conservancy and the Town as we dive into the characteristics that define our local wildlife, including raptors, reptiles, bats, insects and other species.
Local wildlife experts, organizations and wildlife rehabilitators, such as Nature's Educators and Denver Audubon, will be featured at these programs. Discover the various types of animals that live locally and all over the world. Find out what they eat, how they hunt, where they live and how they benefit the local ecosystems.
Nature's Educators is a local, non-profit licensed wildlife education program that is the primary expert for the Animals Around the Rock series. They are always in need of support financially and with supplies for their wildlife ambassadors and the patients in their new wildlife hospital. If you would like to donate items such as sheets, towels, zip-lock baggies, latex gloves, bleach or white vinegar, please visit the Nature's Educators website or email Nature's Educators.
Additionally, donations to Douglas Land Conservancy of $10 per person or $20 per family are suggested as part of the Animals Around the Rock series.
- Batty About Castle Rock
- Creepy Crawlies Around the Rock
- Raptors Over the Rock
- Reptiles Under the Rock
Join the Denver Audubon for a presentation on local bats, adaptations and the benefits they bring to our ecology, sponsored by the Douglas Land Conservancy. Registration is required and limited to 100 participants. This program is recommended for ages 8 and up.
Tuesday, Sept. 12
6 to 7 p.m.
Millhouse at Philip S. Miller Park
Fall Festival featuring Creepy Crawlies Around the Rock
From the changing leaves, to the soft, fall breeze there is something special about this season at Festival Park. Experience a Fall Festival full of activities, seasonal vendors and all things autumn.
Sunday, Oct. 22
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Douglas Land Conservancy will also join the fun with Creepy Crawlies Around the Rock, presented by Nature's Educators. This educational, Halloween-themed animal booth will include some of Castle Rock's creepiest creatures such as snakes, toads and other invertebrates.
Stroll through dozens of harvest-style vendors featuring food and craft products put on by the local Colorado, the organizer of the Festival Park Farmers Market. Enjoy locally created fall-themed treats and gift, roasted chilies, fall produce, and more.
Join Nature's Educators for this popular one-hour presentation featuring the birds that share our home. Learn about the characteristics that define raptors, including where they live and how they hunt. Arrive early for picnicking.
Tuesday, July 11 (rain date July 18)
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park
Dogs are not allowed at the event in order to minimize disturbance to the birds.
Join Nature's Educators for another one-hour presentation featuring some of the amazing reptiles and amphibians that live in our area. Learn about their habitats, diets, defenses, conservation and more. Arrive early for picnicking! This event is great for all ages.