Join Palmer Land Conservancy for an Earth Day Hike at Bluestem Prairie Open Space

Join Palmer Land Conservancy on Earth Day, April 22, 2023, for an exclusive hike and birding opportunity to see rare migrating birds drawn to the area as a haven on their journey North. See firsthand how nature is thriving on and near a Palmer-protected property. 

On this easy 2-mile loop through sections of Palmer-protected Bluestem Prairie Open Space - a 650-acre prairie grassland and bird-watching paradise - onto Fountain Valley School grounds - you will learn about native plant species and the history of the park. Guided by Lee Derr, a plant expert, join other Palmer members and experience the rare opportunity to see these special migratory birds. Local bird enthusiasts Gary Conover and Rob Gilbert will offer their expertise and share birding basics.

This is an exclusive opportunity for Palmer’s Land Lover members. Not a member? Join today for $35 or more to attend. Become a member.

We look forward to joining you on the land to showcase how ongoing and continued investment in conservation in southern Colorado is essential for the health and well-being of people and nature.


Saturday, April 22 | 10 AM - 12 PM

Bluestem Prairie Open Space  - a Palmer-protected property

Guide: Local plant expert and Palmer Land Steward, Lee Derr.  Lee will be joined by local bird enthusiasts, Gary Conover and Rob Gilbert.

Hike Difficulty: Easy/Moderate 

Fees: Free for Palmer Members - Become a Member | $10 for Non-Members


To register for the Earth Day Hike, email Astrid at [email protected]




April 22nd, 2023 10:00 AM through 12:00 PM
6254 Goldfield Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80911
United States
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