Moonlight Walk in the Park – Sunday Dec 11, 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the GoG Visitor & Nature Center

Friends of Garden of the Gods and the Trails and Open Space Coalition are jointly sponsoring a guided nature walk in the moonlight in the Garden of the Gods.  The walk will take place on Sunday, December 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  This event is open to the public and all are welcome.  A donation of $5 for adults / $10 per family is required.  The walk will start at the Visitors Center.  Participants should arrive by 4:45 pm. Refreshments will be served after the walk.  Volunteers are needed to greet participants, guide walks, assist with registration and trail setup.  Please contact Hank Scarangella as soon as you can if you are able to support this event. His email is and cell is (719) 440-1525.  Even if you are unable to volunteer, please come and join in the fun.

Annual Bird Count and FOGG Holiday Luncheon – Saturday, Dec 17, at the GoG Visitor and Nature Center

The 117th Audubon annual Christmas bird count at Garden of the Gods is coming up Saturday, Dec. 17.  Participants in the bird count should arrive at the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center (VNC) at 8:00 am.  Groups will depart from the VNC around 8:30 am.  Each group is assigned to cover a different area of the park and is led by a knowledgeable guide.  Groups return to the VNC around noon.  You do not have to be a birder to participate in this activity…just a lover of our feathered friends.  The results of the bird count will be presented at the FOGG Annual Holiday Luncheon open to all FOGG members following the bird count.    Reservations are not required for the bird count.   To register for the FOGG Holiday Luncheon (following the bird count) see event details below.

 FOGG Holiday Luncheon – Saturday, Dec 17, at Noon at the GoG Visitor and Nature Center

The annual FOGG Holiday Luncheon is coming up on Saturday, Dec. 17, at noon following the annual bird count.  The holiday luncheon will be held at the Nature Center Cafe.   Please join fellow FOGG members to enjoy the season and membership in this great organization. We’ll also hear the results of the bird count.  The event is free for FOGG members, $10 for guests.  All participants luncheon must register.  To register, please contact Elly Hostetler by email –, or by phone – 719-488-8867.  You must indicate in your email to Elly how many will be in your party and what each person in your party would like for lunch – Chili or Vegetable Soup.   Registrations must be received by Dec 9th.