MEETINGS / EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Come join us!

Aiken Audubon programs are free and open to the public.We meet at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife building located at 4255 Sinton Road. Coffee, snacks, and socializing begins at 6:30 pm and programs begin at 7 pm. Please use the back entrance. Sinton Road runs parallel to I-25 on the east side, between Garden of the Gods Road and Fillmore Street.

Cancellation policy: In the case of inclement weather, we will follow the lead of Pikes Peak Community College. If they cancel evening classes, then our program that evening will also be cancelled. A notice will be posted on this page as well.

Finally, if you have ideas or would like to present a program at one of our meetings, please contact program chair Diane Luck at luckdiane@gmail.com.

May 17 / Bonnie Morgan & Jamie Weiss
Habitat Heroes

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Habitat heroes are people who practice a form of landscape stewardship called “wildscaping,” planning shelter, food, water and plants for your yard in order to attract the most desirable wildlife. Whether the landscape you tend is a home yard, a few pots on a balcony, a public park or schoolyard garden, or a farm or orchard, habitat heroes believe in growing a healthy community.
As it turns out, what’s good for birds, butterflies and other wildlife tends to be good for people, too. Transforming our yards from highly managed lawns to wilder landscapes can keep our maintenance costs and time down, while creating opportunities for our families and friends to enjoy and learn about nature. And we can do all this while maintaining a landscape that is attractive, fun and beautiful.
The Habitat Hero program is for optimists—people who believe that the things they do can have positive impacts on the world around them. It’s for people like you who know their landscape is a place where they can get closer to nature because it’s part of the vibrant web of life that surrounds us.
Bonnie has earned Gold Level of Habitat Heroes for her yard in Erindale, an older neighborhood in Colorado Springs. Jamie Weiss works for Audubon Rockies, promoting the Habitat Hero program.
Come learn how you, too, can be a Habitat Hero for the birds!

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