6th annual Bighorn Sheep Day at GoG center

       The namesakes for Bighorn Sheep Day may or may not make an appearance (they have in the past), but either way visitors to the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center Saturday, Feb. 12 will have ample opportunity to seek glimpses of the wild animals or learn about them.
       The sixth annual event by the Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) and Visitor Center will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 1805 N. 30th St.
       There is no charge.
       The schedule includes guided walks, presentations in the center's theater, information tables and children's activities. In addition, people can scan the nearby hills for bighorns using telescopes on the center's upstairs terrace or - using a free shuttle, if so desired - at a vista point on Mesa Road.
       The presentations will be as follows:
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. - youth wildlife activity, with park interpreter Bret Tennis.
  • 11:30-12:30 a.m. - discussion on bighorn biology by DOW officers, followed by a scavenger hunt in the park using telemetry to track a radio collar (the kind DOW places on bighorns).
  • 1-2 p.m. - wild animals on display, brought in by the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
  • 2 p.m. - talk by the Bighorn Sheep Society, about their group and the sheep.
           For more information, call 219-0108.

    Westside Pioneer/press release