Friends = Fun!

BarrLake (1 of 1)-3Friends of Barr Lake has tons of fun planned for the next few weeks.  The 8th Annual Bald Eagle Festival is coming up on February 1st at Barr Lake State Park.  In the past weeks, 70-80 Bald Eagles have been spotted in the park, so the Eagle Festival should give visitors a great opportunity to see these magnificent raptors in action!

Toddlers age 3-5 years (accompanied by an adult) will be treated to a special Toddler Story Time about The Red Fox in the Nature Center on February 6th at 10 a.m. Not only do they get to hear the story, but they will make a nature-related craft and enjoy a snack!

cropped-photos-1-of-1-177.jpgWe will join Barr Lake in hosting a New Volunteer Open House on February 8th at 10 a.m.. We want to encourage members of the community to learn about Barr Lake and the types of volunteer opportunities they can choose to participate in. It’s a great time for everyone to find a way to give back to our community!

Great Horned Owl at Barr Lake State Park

Also on February 8th, Kids, ages 4-8, can celebrate the heart of the season at Barr Lake during our Love is in the Air program. Bald eagles and great horned owls are the early birds of the nesting season.  Learn about the unique courtship and nesting habits of these fantastic birds. Get a warm and fuzzy feeling with a related story, craft, and short walk. Program designed for kids, ages 4-8 years old.

Febrewary 24th from 6-9 p.m. is out annual Birds and Brews event at the Copper Rail in Brighton. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 12 as a suggested donation to the Friends of Barr Lake. Tickets include appetizers! Beers and Entrees are extra.


Visiting Barr Lake in the Winter

On the 23rd of December, Barr Lake State Park was teeming with activity — Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks, Geese and Pintail Ducks, Song Sparrows, Red Squirrels, and a beautiful approaching sunset. The holiday decorations were still in sight at the Nature Center. It was a perfect afternoon at the park! Don’t let the cold temperatures keep you from enjoying the wonders of Barr Lake!

Winter Wonders Holiday Trail

Each year we decorate Barr Lake State Park with beautiful lights.  This year was especially wonderful!  The lights were amazing!  Adults and kids alike had a great time!  Friends of Barr Lake is so lucky to be able to help make this evening a success year after year! And Santa was VERY busy!

Christmas Time at Barr Lake

There is nothing more beautiful than a snowy Christmas at Barr Lake State Park!  These amazing photos were actually taken a couple of weeks ago during the Thanksgiving Waddle Walk-off.  But, we can always hope for more of this beauty next week!

Annual Chili Cookoff

Each year during the Winter Wonders Holiday Trail at Barr Lake State Park, Friends of Barr Lake holds a Chili Cookoff Contest. It’s a great time to enjoy the beautiful nighttime wonders of the park and have your best chili recipe judged by our visitors.  Join us!ChiliCookofg2

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