Keep your ears and eyes open as we have great horned owls and red foxes visiting the campus, and many more interesting creatures along the nearby Monument Creek area. There is a beaver lodge in the pond across the creek from CC campus; if you are there at sundown you may see the adult beavers trundling from the pond to the creek. Coyotes, mule deer, possums and raccoons can also be seen near the creek, as well as great blue herons and belted kingfishers (and many more birds!)
In the greater Colorado Springs area, there are bobcats, mountain lions, and black bears; white-tailed deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn and elk; among the many bird species are golden eagles, turkey vultures, red-tailed hawks, common ravens, black-billed magpies, and Western scrub jays.
The Colorado landscape has many native wildflower species. If you see a beautiful flower that you'd like to identify, swing by the library and check out our guidebooks.
Photo by Brendan Lally (Flickr) , Creative Commons 2.0 Generic Attribution