Category: Education

Summertime, Summertime!

This summer has already been an extremely busy one at Barr Lake, with the Friends of Barr Lake hosting and supporting a ton of activities. We’ve had birthday parties, day camps, archery lessons, overnight adventure camps, pontoon boat rides on Barr Lake, Friday Night…

Bergman Barn Renovation

Now that the construction is complete on the new fishing pier, we are starting to ramp up to try to raise $25,000 in matching grant donations to renovate the Bergman Barn and Corral on Barr Lake State Park property. This effort will start with…

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…

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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