Category: Friends of Barr Lake State Park

Friends of Barr Lake is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that enhances the education, conservation and recreational facets of Barr Lake State Park by providing funds from grants and fundraising events.

Everything is Beautiful!

As Spring roars in like a lion with blizzards (the weather people call them bomb cyclones), more and more birds are beginning to migrate through Colorado.  Ice has melted from the lakes, and waterfowl are returning–some on their way to other locations, and some… Continue Reading “Everything is Beautiful!”

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… Continue Reading “Bald Eagle Intimidation”

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… Continue Reading “Great Horned Owls are Very Interesting”

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