Animals Around the Rock

Join Douglas Land Conservancy and the Town of Castle Rock as we dive into the characteristics that define our local wildlife, including raptors, reptiles, bats, insects and other species. Local wildlife experts, organizations and wildlife rehabilitators, such as Nature’s Educators and Denver Audubon, will be featured at these programs. Discover the various types of animals that live locally and all over the world. Find out what they eat, how they hunt, where they live and how they benefit the local ecosystems.


  • Family-friendly event; free to the public
  • Amphitheater programs have outdoor seating up to 250; families are invited to bring a picnic dinner
  • Indoor seating at the Millhouse will be limited depending on current State health orders.
  • Donations to Douglas Land Conservancy are suggested as $10 per person or $20 per family
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About the presenters

  1. Nature's Educators is a local, non-profit licensed wildlife education program that is the primary expert for Castle Rock's Animals Around the Rock series. They are always in need of support both financially, as well as, with supplies for their wildlife ambassadors and the patients in their new wildlife hospital. Due to COVID-19, their opportunities to give presentations and receive donations are down. However, the costs to care for the animals remains the same. If you would like to donate items such as sheets, towels, ziplock baggies, latex gloves, bleach, white vinegar, gift cards or make a financial donation, please visit their website or email them at
  1. Raptors Over the Rock
  2. Reptiles Under the Rock
  3. Batty About Castle Rock
  4. Creepy Crawlies at the Rock
  5. What a Hoot! Virtual Presentation

Raptors Over the RockEagle with open wings

Join Nature’s Educators for this popular one-hour presentation featuring the birds that share our home. Learn about the characteristics that define raptors, including where they live and how they hunt. Arrive early for picnicking. Dogs are not allowed at the event in order to minimize disturbance to the birds. 

Tuesday, July 13
6-7:30 p.m.
The Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park

Rain date: July 20