Category: Brighton, Colorado

Friends of Barr Lake Makes A Difference

Boardwalk and Gazebo

Over the years, Friends of Barr Lake has contributed funds and manpower for various projects at Barr Lake State Park.  Many of the projects they work on are not readily seen by the public…things like helping to maintain trails, and keeping the Nature Center…

Bald Eagle Intimidation

As the sun was setting, a juvenile Bald Eagle was eating something in a tree across the meadow. Before long, a mature Eagle came to make a challenge. It circled the tree and then landed at the top. Next came a couple of good…

The New Fishing Pier Will Be Beautiful!

The new ADA accessible fishing pier construction is coming along nicely at Barr Lake State Park.  It’s going to be beautiful when it’s finished.  And the views can’t be beat!

Double-crested Cormorants

Did you know that the Double-crested Cormorant can dive to depths of 60 feet below the water surface, and stay under water for as long as 70 seconds?

Great Horned Owls are Very Interesting

Did you know that the “ears” on a Great Horned Owl are not ears at all?  They are tufts of feathers call “plumicorns.”  These feather tufts help them blend in with their surroundings. The Owl’s ears are actually on the sides of their heads…

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