# Fountain creek nature center
Colorado Springs Has Gone Batty
(Colorado Springs, CO) When people think about bats, some picture vampire bats that feast on blood. Thankfully, that bat species does not live in the Pikes Peak Region. According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 18 known species of bats live in Colorado, and none are vampire bats. These under-appreciated creatures are a valuable part of our ecosystem. They pollinate plants and help control the insect population by eating an impressive number of mosquitoes and other pests in just a few minutes.
Pikes Peak Spring Birding Opportunities and Events
(Colorado Springs, CO) The Pikes Peak region is a bird lover's paradise, especially during spring migration and nesting season. Below are some local birding spots and guided hikes to help you enjoy this fascinating species.