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Although the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge isn’t scheduled to open to visitors until sometime in 2018, it is possible right now to take guided hikes of the 5,237-acre refuge. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which manages the refuge, bases its operations on the 2005 “Rocky Flats National..
The Black-tailed Prairie Dog is one of the adorable animals that inhabit the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge and is one of two animals described by Lewis and Clark in their journals that documented their expedition. The Black-tailed Prairie Dog is a rodent found in the Great Plains of North..
Great Blue Herons are an interesting type of bird that live in the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge. Blue herons are medium to large sized birds that have long ‘S’- shaped necks and strong featherless legs. Their bills are typically quite long and spear-like in shape. Blue heron..
The mule deer are indigenous to western North America and are a majestic symbol of the American West. This type of deer is called mule deer because their ears are big like the ears of a mule. Mule deer are keenly aware of their environment. They have excellent vision and hearing. Due to the placement..
The most notable feature of the Candelas scenery is the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge. Over 300 species of animals call this six-thousand-acre sanctuary home. Currently several miles of trails are planed that will connect to existing hiking and biking paths...