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 the Denver Audubon Society, 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.

Due to COVID-19 attendance limitations from the state, registration for these events is required. Space will be more limited for the indoor programs.

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 up to 250; families are invited to bring a picnic dinner
  • Indoor seating at the Millhouse will be limited depending on current State health orders.
  • Donations to Douglas Land Conservancy are suggested as $10 per person or $20 per family

COVID-19 guidelines

.Due to current safety precautions, this event will have notable changes from past events.

  • No craft activities
  • There will not be a meet and greet session with the birds
  • No dogs will be allowed at the event
  • Attendance will be limited

About the presenters

  1. Nature's Educators is a local, non-profit licensed wildlife education program that is the primary expert for Castle Rock's Animals Around the Rock series!  They are always in need of support both financially as well as with supplies for their wildlife ambassadors and the patients in their new wildlife hospital.  Due to Covid-19, their opportunities to give presentations and receive compensation are down, however the costs to care for the animals remains the same.  If you would like to donate items such as sheets, towels, ziplock baggies, latex gloves, bleach, white vinegar, gift cards, and similar or make a financial donation, please visit their website: or email them Thank you for your support!
  1. What a Hoot! Virtual Presentation
  2. Creepy Crawlies at the Rock
  3. Batty About Castle Rock
  4. Raptors Over the Rock
  5. Reptiles Under the Rock

What a Hoot! Great Horned Owl_DVogel

This program is dedicated to learning about owls and the physical and behavioral adaptations that help them survive. Meet some real live owls and learn their personal stories and amazing features. Recommended for ages kindergarten and up. Registration is required and limited to 100 participants. When complete, registrants will receive the Webex link.

Thursday, Dec. 10
7-7:30 p.m.
Virtual presentation followed by Q&A

Register for this presentation