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Contact: Jeff Wolin, (719) 748 - 3253 ext 202
Florissant, CO:The Friends of Florissant Fossil Beds along with Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument will host the 19th annual Great Backyard Bird Count on Saturday, February 13, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
The Great Backyard Bird Count is a great way for people of all ages and backgrounds to connect with nature and make a difference for birds. Counting birds is a fun, free, family friendly way to discover and help the birds in your community and take part in a nationwide science project.
This is the sixth year the event has been held at the Monument. If you are interested in participating in the bird count, meet at the visitor center at 9:00 AM. There will also be other activities, such as crafts for kids, taking place from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM in the Fossil Discovery Lab (Yurt) near the visitor center.
The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds in partnerships with the Aiken Chapter of the National Audubon Society, and the Wild Bird Center in Colorado Springs.
For additional information, please call (719) 748-3253 or visit our website: www.nps.gov/flfo or on Facebook at /FlorissantNPS�&]I�