Where the South Platte flows through prairie, farm, and ranch, riparian areas provide habitat for a great diversity of wildlife. The river, sandbars and adjacent woodlands offer food, water, shelter, nesting and denning sites, and a migration pathway.
Half of Colorado's wildlife species use riparian habitat - even though it covers less than 2% of the state!
The nearby trail is a great place to view the river and observe wildlife. Morning and evening offer the best times to see animal activity. Follow these tips to enjoy viewing wildlife without disturbing them.
· Always watch from a distance
· Move slowly and quietly
· Watch and listen for "signs of life" such as animal tracks or bird songs
· Leave pets behind
Learn about the animals you want to see - then you'll know where and when to look for them
What's a riparian area? It's the ecological community along a river or stream that is created by the water running through the surrounding environment. Here you can watch for wildlife such as (clockwise from top life) bald eagles, common flickers, bats, great horned owls, turkey, Woodhouse's toads, killdeer, raccoons, bullsnakes, butterflies, great blue heron, and white-tailed deer.
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|Date Added||Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 8:27pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13T E 601924 N 4458125|
|Decimal Degrees||40.26740000, -103.80126667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 16.044', W 103° 48.076'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 16' 2.64" N, 103° 48' 4.56" W|
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|Area Code(s)||970, 303|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2004 Curry St, Fort Morgan CO 80701, US|
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