Prairie Dog Meadow includes the headwaters of Stone Creek (a tributary of Fossil Creek). About 70 species of birds and 10 species of mammals have been documented at Prairie Dog Meadow Natural Area.
The Sentinel by Steve Nelson
Recreation is limited to wildlife watching from observation points at the north end of Kyle Avenue and along the sidewalk on Skyway. No trails are planned because interior trails would disrupt the natural activities of the prairie dogs as well as the predator/prey interactions. Wetland portions of the site have very unstable soils, and therefore are not ideal for trails.
Prairie Dog Meadow Natural Area is at the north end of Kyle Avenue and also borders East Skyway Drive. The approximate address is 6321 South Kyle Avenue, Fort Collins. Prairie Dog Meadow has no entrance fee or parking fee.
Activities and Events#
- Find free educational activities and events year-round on the Events Calendar. Activities and events in June-October are also listed in the Natural Areas Explorer.
- Learn about special events and activities each month by subscribing to the Natural Areas e-newsletter.
- Check out the Natural Areas Learning Library for self-guided activities.
- Know before you go safety and recreation information.
- Special people have volunteered to take an active role in the stewardship of natural areas by doing monthly litter pick-ups. You can join the fun and adopt a natural area, too!
- Fossil Creek Natural Areas Management Plan 2017, pdf
- Fort Collins Natural Areas Wildlife Management Guidelines