Do you like spending time outdoors looking for wildlife, including birds? Do you also like drinking a cold one after? I decided to start this group after coming across announcements for Birds and Beers events in other states. This group will be different in that we will spend some time birding before we go grab a pint. The Denver Metro area offers a variety of great birding spots with local breweries/pubs nearby so we'll have plenty of locations to choose from.
Not a bird nor beer expert? Don't worry. This group is open to anyone with an interest in learning more about both. My hope is that all participants will learn a bit more about birds while meeting fellow nature lovers in the process. We'll get together semi-regularly with meeting times alternating between late afternoons (so you can get in a day's work) and weekends.
Sample location pairings include City Park followed by Vine Street Pub, Three Sisters Mountain Park in Evergreen and Little Bear Saloon, Cherry Creek State Park and Dry Dock Brewery. Do you have ideas on where you'd like to go? Suggestions are welcome and even encouraged.
Let's go birding along Coal Creek in Lafayette. This stretch of Coal Creek has made news recently due to a large hatch event of ebony jewelwings, a damselfly that's rare in Colorado. Check out this recent article in the Daily Camera (https://www.dailycamera.com/2020/08/05/august-nature-walk-ebony-jewelwings-dance-along-coal-creek-trail/). I know, I know, it's not a bird, but trust me, they're gorgeous. The birding along this riparian stretch ain't bad either.
eBird Checklists for Coal Creek area: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L8329983
We'll spend some time looking for flying fauna before heading over to Acreage for a cool refreshment. Please note that STEM is known for their ciders, not beer. If you don't like cider, this may not be the place for you. They have lots of outdoor space. Bring a chair. That way, we're guaranteed to have ample space to spread out in their lawn area. They have a full menu, too. (https://acreageco.com)
Meet at Flagg Park at 6 pm. Mask and social distancing required.
In 2017, B&Bs headed to Kansas for a spectacular fall migration weekend. In addition to fantastic fall migration birding at Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, this weekend trip will also highlight Kansas' history, geology, and growing craft beer scene.
See the detailed itinerary at https://reefstorockies.com/birding-and-beers-kansas-weekend/. Space is limited. Message me with questions and/or for registration details.