Animals Around the Rock

Join Douglas Land Conservancy and the Town of Castle Rock 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 Colorado BatCREW 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.

Many of these programs will offer the opportunity to meet ambassadors that represent the various wildlife species in our area. Kids and parents are encouraged at these meet and greet times to get up close to the ambassadors, ask questions and take pictures.

Registration for these events is encouraged but not required, except for the bat program. Space may be limited for the indoor programs. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows.

These programs are presented by the Town in partnership with Douglas Land Conservancy. Donations are appreciated to help further the program!

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  • Family-friendly event; free to the public
  • Amphitheater programs have outdoor seating for 500; families are invited to bring a picnic dinner
  • Indoor seating at the Millhouse for 90 with 125 standing room
  • Donations to Douglas Land Conservancy are suggested as $10 per person or $20 per family
  1. Raptors Over the Rock
  2. Reptiles Under the Rock
  3. Batty About Castle Rock
  4. Creepy Crawlies at the Rock

Raptors Over the RockEagle with open wings

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 and activities then stick around for the chance to meet some of these live raptors up close and personal after the presentation. This event is great for all ages.

Please, no dogs at this event as they scare the birds.

Tuesday, July 21
6-7:30 p.m.
Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1381 Plum Creek Parkway

The rain date for this event is Tuesday, Aug. 25

Register for the Raptors Over the Rock event