Upcoming Field Trips and Events

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, FCAS field trips are suspended until further notice.

All field trips are free (unless otherwise noted) and open to the public. All experience levels are welcome. Changes to dates, meeting times or locations, and trip leaders are occasionally unavoidable (check the FCAS Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/FortCollinsAudubonSociety for cancellations due to inclement weather). Contact the listed trip leader prior to the day of the trip or visit fortcollinsaudubon.org for updates. RSVP strongly encouraged.

May 2021

Thursday, May 13th, Announcements; Program at 7:20pm
“Connecting with the Colorado State Forest Service”

East Troublesome Fire photo by Zach WehrMembers and guests of FCAS: ZOOM into this program, for Michael Hughes will talk to us about the Colorado State Forest Service and its mission of stewardship of Colorado’s diverse forest environments for the benefit of present and future generations.

For more information on the event and how to participate via the Zoom app, Click Here.



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Past Events

The past three months of events are listed here. For information on earlier events, please consult that month's Ptarmingan.


April 2021

Thursday, April 8th, Announcements; Program at 7:20pm
“Army Cutworm - Colorado’s Migrant “Miller” Moth”

Photo Submitted by Whitney CranshawMembers and guests of FCAS: ZOOM into this program, for Whitney Cranshaw will talk to us about the interesting migration stories of the army cutworm with its low elevation/high elevation migration cycle that occurs entirely within the borders of the United States and is most clearly evident in eastern Colorado

For more information on the event and how to participate via the Zoom app, Click Here.



March 2021

Thursday, March 11th, Announcements; Program at 7:20pm
“Grandview Cemetery, My Quality-Of-Life Saver During A Pandemic”

Cedar Waxwing photo by David LeathermanMembers and guests of FCAS: ZOOM into this program, for David Leatherman will talk to us about how his 175 visits to Grandview Cemetary helped keep him sane during the pandemic, as well as providing significant new information.

For more information on the event and how to participate via the Zoom app, Click Here.



February 2021

Thursday, February 11th, Announcements; Program at 7:20pm
“Translocation as a Conservation Tool for Lesser Prairie-Chickens”

Jonathan Reitz - presentation - Translocation as a Conservation Tool for Lesser Prairie-ChickensMembers and guests of FCAS: ZOOM into this program, as Jonathan Reitz the Lesser Prairie-Chicken, an icon of Colorado's southeastern prairies.

For more information on the event and how to participate via the Zoom app, Click Here.



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Past Events



For earlier events, please see the Ptarmigan newsletter.

Upcoming FCAS Education Events

The mission of FCAS is to promote the appreciation, conservation, and restoration of ecosystems. Foremost, in that mission, is education. The educational events that we participate in throughout the year cannot take place without the time and expertise of the chapter members. In the last year we have developed some new partnerships, creating an opportunity to spread the word about FCAS and conservation education to more people. Please contact Barbara Patterson to volunteer: Barbara.patterson@frontrange.edu; (970) 214-3888. Please consider volunteering for these events:

FCAS and Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (BCR) are now offering classes and hikes through the City of Fort Collins Recreator. Register at fcgov.com/recreator, register in person, or call 970-221-6655.