“It’s almost like a private-land experience,” Willcockson notes. “There’s not too many people out there at this time of the week.” But there are birds, and he says one can expect to see such feathered friends as herons, hawks, ducks, hummingbirds and jays, as well as a possible — but not promised — rarity or two. “I’m looking forward to really seeing what’s there myself,” Willcockson adds.
Today’s two-hour hike sets out bright and early at 8 a.m. at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Road in Littleton; admission is $18 to $21. Willcockson also joins gardens plant expert Panayoti Kelaidis to lead nature walks at Cherokee Ranch near Sedalia; register or learn more about other walking events offered throughout the year at botanicgardens.org.
Wed., July 16, 8-10 a.m., 2014