Bluff Lake Nature Center is a nonprofit agency that owns and manages a unique urban wildlife refuge and outdoor classroom in northeast Denver. The refuge is home to an abundance of animals and native plants, which thrive in a variety of habitats.
Each year, nearly 5,000 area elementary students visit Bluff Lake as part of our mission “to foster environmental education and stewardship at Bluff Lake, a unique urban wildlife refuge.” Thousands of additional visitors come to Bluff Lake to enjoy a few moments of solace and connection to nature.
Fireside Chats start up again this week!
Fireside Chats are back for the summer! Our first chat kicks off THIS Thursday, May 16 with Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory presenting on “Birding by Ear!” Come join us from 6:30 to 8 pm for a fun, educational presentation followed by a marshmallow roast. The chats are held every other Thursday throughout the summer. $1 suggested donation per person. Click here for a full list of the Fireside Chat presenters. We hope to see you there!
Would you like a free guided tour of Bluff Lake?
Join Bluff Lake staff on a short hike around the site to learn about the history and ecological story of the area. Then stick around for our first Fireside Chat called “Birding by Ear” starting at 6:30 pm! Both the tours and chats are FREE and open to the public. Next tours: Thursday, May 16th at 5 pm and Saturday, May 18th at 10 am! Meet by the Welcome Station at Bluff Lake. Click here for more information on Fireside Chats.
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Bluff Lake is like?
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Help Maintain the site through a variety of activities, including habitat restoration and preservation, planting native species, removing noxious weeds, trail construction, and trash pick up.
Now meeting on a week-to-week basis, typically on Wednesdays 8:00 to 11:00am. Please contact Chris Story for more information.
Saturday, May 4th
Bluff Lake Birders
Break out your binoculars and join Bluff Lake Volunteer Naturalists as they guide you through the trails and help you add to your life list. Now from 8:00 to 10:00 am.