Sept 22, 2018 – Pueblo – Bees, Raptors and Ecology

Please click the link to view, download and print the flyer for this hub meeting:  PALS Flyer Sept 22 2018 FINAL

Saturday,  September 22, 2018 7:15 am – 4:45 pm

Exploring Bees, Raptors and Ecology of the Arkansas River

Vic Boley, Beekeeper, Boley’s Bee Haven

Staff, The Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center, Pueblo  – click here to access web-site at

NOTE: DEPARTURE POINT is NOW Cheyenne Mountain Junior High School !

Explore the Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center, located in beautiful Rock Canyon on the banks of the Arkansas River, west of Pueblo.  Investigate the science of bees and skills of beekeeping. Visit the raptor wildlife rehabilitation facility. Learn about hawks, owls, eagles, falcons and vultures through a live bird of prey program.  Increase your awareness and appreciation for our natural resources and biodiversity through a hands-on ecology program.  Take a guided hike on a section of the paved Pueblo River Trails System.


7:15 Bus leaves Colorado Springs.  Participants will discuss 50 Ways to Save the Honeybees (And Change the World) during the trip to Pueblo.

8:30 – 10:00 Bee talk by Vic Boley in NWDC Yurt

10:00 – 10:15 Break (possibly drive up to Raptor Center for presentation?)

10:15 – 11:15 Birds of Prey presentation in Raptor Center or Yurt/Pavilion

11:15 – 12:00 Explore Raptor Center visitor area

12:00-12:30 Working lunch.  Eat sack lunches in the Pavilion during presentation on educational resources of the Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center.  Restroom break.

12:30 – 1:30  NWDC staff will do a hands-on presentation on the local ecosystem in the Pavilion

1:30 – 1:45 Break

1:45 – 2:45 Nature discovery hike led by two rangers. Group split in two. See active bee hive.

2:45 – 3:30  Wrap-up, evaluations, door prizes, etc. Pavilion

3:40 Board the bus to return home, arrive in Colo Spgs at 4:45.