Ben Delatour Scout Ranch
Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
Observing the wild critters of the Rocky
Mountains can provide a great deal of enjoyment for the Scout and adult leader
alike. The Ben Delatour Scout Ranch, with its 3,000 plus acres, provides
many opportunities for catching a view of many species of both mammals and
birds. To commemorate the Wildlife of the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch
an on going series of embroidered emblems is being produced, approximately two
new ones per year, that illustrates both common and not so common animals and
|Great Blue Herons (Ardea herodias) can occasionally be
observed in the Elkhorn Creek Valley. Their tracks in stream mud
flats are a tell tale sign of their recent visit.
||A common visitor that can be seen scurrying in the ponderosa pines and Douglas firs is the Mountain Chickadee
(Parus gambeli). A cousin of the Black-Capped Chickadee, this
high altitude chickadee generally is not wary of human presence.
Last Updated Tuesday, 07-Mar-2000 19:16:46 MST