A snakeskin, spruce cones and flicker feathers.
An owl "barf ball" (my term!), animal jaw bone and sand-cast tracks...all part of a "treasure chest in a wagon" that was just the right height for little eyes and hands to explore.
The Audubon Society of Greater Denver participated in the recent gardening showcase "Echxpo"at Echter's Nursery and Garden Center. The ASGD is a non-profit environmental conservation organization founded in 1969. Their primary focus is the birds, wildlife and habitats of the South Platte River basin. They offer filed trips, classes and programs at the Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield State Park.
From my own booth across the isle I observed the Audubon staff engage young (and some very young) children, again and again, with patience and care. For many families this was just one quick stop in a busy weekend, but hopefully it will spark their interest in learning more about the natural world around them.