Water Fowl Galore
Water Fowl Galore at Belmar Park – Lakewood, CO
If you′re in the Denver, Colorado area and you′re looking to photograph water fowl or simply absorb the view of lots of different species, the 127 acre Belmar Park is the place to go. Located in the city of Lakewood, it′s only minutes from downtown Denver. Consisting of two lakes, the main one being Kountze, each offers its own rewards for the curious nature photographer. Turtles, barn swallows, white pelicans, raccoons, and many types of ducks are frequent visitors. Also commonly found are egrets, night herons, great blue herons, and avocets. Many of these species are seasonal, but if you head there in the spring, you′ll surely be treated to them all. Spring offers the added rewarded of seeing and photographing many baby animals.
© 2007 Russ Burden, Denver DPA Instructor
To get to Belmar Park from Denver, head west on the 6th Ave Freeway to Wadsworth Blvd. Go south for a few blocks to Ohio and make a right turn into the park. Get there early in the morning to make your images glow in the warm light of sunrise.