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Birds are already on the move in August and by September migration is in full swing . Migration in the fall is more spread out than spring migration, with surprises possible around every corner. To add to the fun, molting adults and juveniles with funky plumage make identification an extra challenge. As we always say, “Any bird is possible during migration!” Highlights will include tips o n identifying different species and learning about behavior and habitat needs . At Venetucci Farm we are working to manage the ranch for agriculture and wildlife. Cross Creek is just beginning the process to discover what bird species utilize the park.

Where: Venetucci Farm , 5210 South Highway 85 , Colorado Springs, CO 80911

Cost: Venetucci Farm : $12 /adult, $10/student, $7 /children (children 5 and under are free) .

Please make checks out to David Rudin. Payment is due on the day of the outing. To Register: Please email David Rudin, dbrudin@yahoo.com and let me know the names and dates of those outings you want to attend. Please note the hikes will go rain or shine For Questions : Email: David Rudin, dbrudin@yahoo.com or call 719-648 -9324 Special Notes: Please bring binoculars . I have a few pairs of loaner binoculars as well. The walking will be moderate but please plan on trail hiking.

**Directions to Venetucci Farm (5210 South Highway 85, CoSp gs, CO 80911) : From I -25 going south, take the South Academy Blvd Exit 135. Go east for .5 miles and take the exit for Highway 85 toward Fountain. Turn right on Highway 85 and go .9 miles. Look for the farm on your right and proceed past to St. Dominic’s Catholic Church. Turn right, go 50 yards and turn right again on the dirt road. The green water tower will be on your right. Go through the farm gates and park by the large red barn.

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Gary Lefko
408 species and counting on life list ... Pectoral Sandpiper 8-12-2018!
Venetucci Farm, Fountain, United States
Date start08.25.2018 07:00
Date end08.25.2018 09:30
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